“Today’s launch of the Construction Playbook confirms the shared ambition between our industry and Government to leverage the power of construction as a catalyst for change and progress, both in terms of process and outcomes.
“By promoting modern methods of construction and ensuring their adoption in public procurement becomes the norm, Government gives the private sector the confidence to continue investing in these innovative solutions and redouble its efforts to deliver measurable social value, in line with the announced framework.
“By placing net zero at the heart of the Playbook’s philosophy, Government makes it clear that companies like WSP who go above and beyond to deliver such outcomes in all our projects will be rewarded.
“On the whole, the Construction Playbook should be welcomed as a game changer in the way public and private sector collaborate, as illustrated by the close collaboration over months which led to its publication today.
“And while it is not the silver bullet that will solve all challenges associated with upgrading our public realm and infrastructure to be fit for a net zero, inclusive and resilient 21st century, it certainly is the catalyst the industry was hoping for and the public deserves.
“Working side by side with the public sector and the wider industry, WSP stands ready to turn its ambitions into reality over the coming years, and congratulate the Cabinet Office, the Construction Leadership Council the IPA and all those who worked tirelessly to deliver this mindset shift.”