What’s in the pipeline?

Knowing what’s coming down the line is vital to help plan properly. So, look at this, the Construction Pipeline update: Major Local Authority Projects.

Knowing what's coming down the line is vital to help plan properly. So, look at this, the Construction Pipeline update: Major Local Authority Projects.

Here at CEW we continue to pursue the enhanced visibility of the future pipeline of construction work. Below is the latest programme of major (£2m+) local authority projects, categorised against 10 sectors. This is the third annual iteration of this programme produced in partnership with the WLGA. The pipeline complements the four-year capital programme produced in March this year, by providing additional data for these larger projects on: total scheme value, the timetable for construction, commentary on finance and delivery and a variety of other information.

The importance of the visibility of the forward pipeline of work was emphasised in the CEW 'No Turning Back' report in 2010 and in its 2015 review. Much has been achieved since the CEW pilot exercise began in autumn 2011, with regular updates now produced of:

the Wales Infrastructure Investment Plan (WIIP) pipeline (WG)the Welsh local authorities' 4-year capital programme (CEW)a sector-based programme of major (£2m+) local authority projects (CEW)a Wales extract of the UK pipeline (non-devolved) (CEW)

We continue to liaise with industry representatives as to how to improve the visibility of the future pipeline of work. The responses from the industry have overwhelmingly supported the continuation and development of the programme. Furthermore, the CITB inform us that the Construction Skills Network welcomes any improvement in the visibility of the forward programme; it assists in developing its forecasts of employment requirements within the industry for a range of occupational groups.

Further copies of this booklet, together with the data in Excel format and other CEW-produced forward programmes are available on the CEW Website: http://www.cewales.org.uk/about-us/publications/construction-procurement-task-group/%20

CEW will continue to work closely with Welsh Government and industry representatives to further enhance the visibility of the pipeline. CEW welcomes any feedback on this forward programme or any other aspects of the visibility of the construction pipeline.