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08 JUN 2020


We need your ideas to help restart, reset and reinvent the industry

As you may have seen last week, the Construction Leadership Council (CLC) shared the Roadmap for Recovery, an industry-led recovery plan for the construction sector.

Split into proposals to help restart, reset and reinvent the industry, the roadmap covers a series of immediate, short and medium term recommendations to help the whole supply chain re-emerge from hibernation and help society ‘build back better’ from the COVID-19 crisis.

The plan has outlined four working groups who will build on the initial recommendations with additional ideas and proposals for infrastructure, housing, domestic RMI (repair, maintenance and improvement) and local, social and commercial construction.

As the lead co-ordinator for the activity of the local, social and commercial working group, the Association for Consultancy and Engineering (ACE) is now seeking additional input around the following areas:

  • Public sector social infrastructure – Including schools, hospitals and local authority buildings (both capital and RMI).
  • Private sector commercial and community buildings (both capital and RMI).
  • Regeneration – Supporting towns, homes and employment to level up the UK, and investing in developing the infrastructure chapters of local growth plans.

This is an excellent opportunity for ACE members, and others, to directly input into the Government’s thinking around recovery.

Hannah Vickers, chief executive of ACE said: “Now is the time for great ideas to emerge. Whether they’re from the diverse range of organisations that make up our sector or the extremely talented and inspirational people who work within them, we have a once in a generation opportunity to put forward impactful ideas to a Government that is ready to listen. Let’s make the most of it.”

How you can help:

If you’re responding on behalf of a business or organisation, then please email your ideas, proposals and recommendations as soon as possible to:

If possible please share feedback split into the three phases of the Roadmap’s framework, for the immediate, short and medium term.

  • Restart – Understanding and stimulating demand, considering the best interventions now to meet long term demand
  • Reset – Streamlining processes to support recovery, including planning
  • Reinvent – Placemaking for growth, the role of the built environment in local recovery

The working group is expected to publish its findings by the start of July 2020.

**Please note the survey has now closed**