Policy paper

Government Construction Strategy: 2016-2020

Government Construction Strategy sets out plan to deliver £1.7 billion efficiencies and 20,000 apprenticeships.



The Government Construction Strategy sets out a new plan to increase productivity in government construction to deliver £1.7 billion efficiencies and support 20,000 apprenticeships over the course of this parliament.

The strategy sets out ambitions for smarter procurement, fairer payment, improving digital skills, reducing carbon emissions, and increasing client capability. These themes are consistent with the wider ambitions for industry in Construction 2025 delivered by industry and government through the Construction Leadership Council.

Building Information Modelling (BIM) and Digital Construction is an important part of the strategy and is helping to increase productivity and collaboration through technology.

As part of the strategy, the IPA publishes the Common Minimum Standards for Construction.

This strategy builds on the 2011 Government Construction Strategy.

Published 23 March 2016