13th September 2021

Project Speed: how the construction industry must change

Writing for The Construction Index, Sir Robert McAlpine's Chief Executive, Paul Hamer, reflects on the changes the industry must undertake to match the ambitions set by the Government, one year on from Project Speed.

Last summer, Prime Minister Boris Johnson unveiled Project Speed to accelerate work on major infrastructure projects and stimulate the UK economy following the Covid-19 pandemic.

In his latest thought leadership article published in The Construction Index, Paul Hamer explores the ways in which the construction industry must change to ensure that the full potential of the Government’s investment is unlocked.

Early indications from Project Speed, then, are certainly encouraging, but this is not the end of the story. While investment is of course welcome, we should, as a sector, seek to repay the government’s faith by ensuring we learn the right lessons from the pandemic and drive lasting change in how we operate, which starts with working to boost productivity.

Paul Hamer Chief Executive Officer

Read "Project Speed: how the industry must change" in full in The Construction Index

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