Infrastructure investment: the chosen route to economic success

Both major political parties are committed to boosting ‘long-term economic growth’ by putting infrastructure investment at the heart of their strategy.

The government has drawn up ambitious plans that will help push through £600 billion of public and private sector funding in infrastructure projects over the next decade.

Launched together with the Transforming Infrastructure Performance programme, the National Infrastructure and Construction Pipeline provides greater assurance to the supply chain and long-term investors around housing and commercial developments. It is also intended to increase productivity across the construction sector, deliver efficiency and encourage investment in innovation and training.

Across England, the pipeline includes schemes like the Northern Hub rail improvements programme, Northern line extension to Battersea, A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon upgrade, Hinkley Point C nuclear power station, HS2 London to Birmingham, as well as financial backing from the Transforming Cities Fund for Greater Manchester, Liverpool, Cambridgeshire, Peterborough and the West of England.

For the Midlands Engine, billions of pounds is flowing in to improve roads, railways, schools and hospitals. Major schemes and programmes to benefit, include: £297 million for the new Midland Metropolitan Hospital; £1.4 billion to increase school places and improve buildings for the West Midlands; over £350 million to upgrade the M42 junction 6; £200 million to construct a new junction linking the M54, M6 and M6 Toll; £137 million for the Midland Metro Eastside extension and £62.5 million towards a road improvement scheme in Worcestershire.

Setting out a long-term infrastructure vision will provide developers with confidence that their projects will be financially viable. Importantly, it will help unlock the much needed housing developments across the region and contribute towards tackling the housing shortage.

At M. Lambe Construction, we understand that our clients insist on more than just ‘excellent project delivery’ from their supply chain. They want to form ‘successful partnerships’ with companies with a shared cultural fit, whose standards, expertise and approach are more in tune with their own. This is why we have adapted our business to work in collaboration with our clients, providing ‘expert advice’ and ‘bespoke solutions’ to help solve their problems, reduce costs, deliver efficiency and eliminate risk.

  • Andrew Kielthy, Contracts Manager, St. Modwen Homes, said of our relationship: “Thank you for your hard work in helping us achieve our targets on the Meon Vale scheme. You have gone above and beyond to support St. Modwen Homes and the site team. I have to admit that what has happened at Meon Vale over the past 3 months has been astonishing, a credit to you and your teams. Please pass on my gratitude.”
  • Simon Hudson, Construction Director, Bellway Homes, also said: “Thank you for your contribution and support over the last twelve months enabling Bellway South Midlands to deliver an exceptional result in our first financial year. Through your hard work and commitment this volume has not been at the expense of quality, noted in two of our site managers receiving NHBC ‘Pride in the Job Awards’. Thank you.

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