Press Release

Building on firm foundations to deliver the UK’s future infrastructure needs

2 October 2018


Balfour Beatty, the international infrastructure group, today releases its latest paper in response to the National Infrastructure Commission’s first ever appraisal of the country’s future infrastructure need.

If the industry is to deliver the vital infrastructure required to empower towns and cities, improve connectivity and drive economic growth, a clear commitment from Government is needed to push schemes forward.

In its paper “Building on firm foundations: A response to the National Infrastructure Assessment”, Balfour Beatty highlights a series of thirteen key points and recommendations which must be considered when planning a decisive and detailed course to action.

Balfour Beatty believes that having a strong, resilient UK construction industry, changing the public sector procurement process, and investing in the industry’s supply chain, will help the UK remain economically competitive and cement its status as an infrastructure leader in the post-Brexit world.

Leo Quinn, Balfour Beatty Group Chief Executive, said: “Balfour Beatty welcomes the strategic vision set out in the National Infrastructure Assessment. Well-implemented, it will ensure the UK’s economic resilience and capability.

“However, delivery of the vision requires clarity from the Government about its priorities, timescales and investment plans. It also requires action. For example, addressing the structural issues the UK construction industry faces and how major infrastructure projects are procured.”

To read the paper in full, please click here.


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Notes to editors:

  • Balfour Beatty ( is a leading international infrastructure group. With 28,000 employees, we provide innovative and efficient infrastructure that underpins our daily lives, supports communities and enables economic growth. We finance, develop, build and maintain complex infrastructure such as transportation, power and utility systems, social and commercial buildings.
  • Our main geographies are the UK & Ireland, US and Far East. Over the last 100 years we have created iconic buildings and infrastructure all over the world including the London Olympics’ Aquatic Centre, Hong Kong’s first Zero Carbon building, the National Museum of the Marine Corps in the US and the Channel Tunnel Rail Link.

Vivienne Dunn

Senior Media & PR Manager