- New interactive tool offers first map-based view of UK infrastructure projects at pre-procurement stage
- Platform aims for visibility of the infrastructure ‘pipeline’ in UK
The vast majority of UK infrastructure projects in the UK project pipeline are in the energy and transport sectors, a new interactive map launched today by advisory firm KPMG reveals.
Interactive Infrastructure* aims to offer the first overview of UK infrastructure projects which are at the development and/or pre-procurement stage. Among the 100 projects featured 47 are in the energy sector and 30 in the transport sector.
Richard Threlfall, KPMG’s UK Head of Infrastructure, Building & Construction comments: “Interactive Infrastructure aims to raise awareness of the future projects in the UK infrastructure pipeline, bringing together project promoters and those who might help finance or construct those projects. It is notable that the majority of the projects in this first release are in the energy and transport sectors, confirming that these will be the “hot” sectors over the next few years. The recent CBI/KPMG infrastructure survey highlighted business concern at future energy cost and supply and the capacity of our transport networks, and it is encouraging that so many projects are in development to help relieve these constraints.”
Andy Cox, KPMG’s Head of Power & Utilities, comments: “I am not surprised to see energy projects appear so prominently on the map given the investment required to achieve renewable energy targets along with increasing concerns over energy security in the UK. However, the UK energy sector must attract capital from many sources, including international investors who have multiple choices over where to deploy their capital around the world. Both UK Government and industry will need to continue to work together to maximise the attractiveness of the UK throughout the remainder of this decade – nothing can be taken for granted.”
Projects must have a minimum estimated construction cost of £20m in order to be included on the map. All project data is sourced from publicly available information or with the express permission of the project owner.
Richard Threlfall comments: “In the past few years there have been many calls for better visibility of the infrastructure ‘pipeline’ in this country. The online gateway we are launching today aims to respond to these calls. It is a platform for the industry to bring together the infrastructure community at an early stage. It shows the future of UK infrastructure, but only if the planning and financing challenges that bedevil so many projects can be overcome. It is an indication of the range of investments we need to make if the UK is to remain competitive in the global economy.”
Note to editors:
The aim of the map is to bring together stakeholders in the infrastructure space and we expect infrastructure sponsors, promoters, developers, investors, contractors and the supply chain to find it useful.
What projects will be included?
The map will include projects of which we are aware – from our own research, via suggestions from clients/users of the map, through Barbour ABI’s commercial construction database and from the Government’s infrastructure pipeline.
Project data will be sourced from publicly available information (such as the planning inspectorate/sponsor websites) or with the express permission of the project owner and will be kept at a very high level, with links to individual project’s or sponsor’s websites to allow access to the most up-to-date and more detailed information as well as contact details. There will be periodic releases of additional projects on to the map.
The process of selection KPMG will use is based on the following criteria:
Projects should be within one of following sectors: education, health, energy & renewables, defence, utilities, waste, cities / regeneration, digital, transport
What information will be displayed for projects?
Each project on the map with be assessed against the criteria and if it qualifies, it will be displayed as a clickable pin – when clicked, more information about the project will appear and will include the following fields:
What industries are included?
Each project included on the map will be within one of the following sectors:
For further information please contact:
Katrin Boettger, KPMG Corporate Communications
Mobile: 0782 4475168
KPMG Press office
Tel: +44 (0) 207 694 8773
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