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About the Construction Innovation Hub

Our vision is a world where our built environment improves quality of life, delivers greater social value, reduces environmental impact and is delivered by a world-leading, innovative and sustainable industry.

Driving the transformation of the construction sector

Our mission is to create better outcomes for current and future generations by driving the adoption of manufacturing and digital approaches that improve the delivery, resilience and performance of infrastructure.

Backed by Government, founding partners Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC) and the BRE are collaborating with the Transforming Construction Challenge partners, along with over 600 organisations, industry bodies, policy-makers, practitioners, and academics to develop solutions that will keep driving the transformation of the construction sector forward.

The aim of which is to create a market with the capability and capacity needed to protect the future of the UK’s construction sector whilst meeting the increasingly complex needs of our infrastructure.

Our holistic and integrated programme explores how advancing digital and manufacturing approaches and value-based decision-making can improve the productivity and economic viability of the sector whilst increasing its overall resilience for the future.

In addition to this, the approaches researched, tested and implemented through Hub’s projects also aim to deliver better social, environmental and economic value across a built asset’s lifecycle, creating a more sustainable built environment that benefits current and future generations.

We are setting world-leading precedents in what we are achieving and, through establishing a global network of partner nations, we are exporting our expertise and simultaneously creating unprecedented opportunities for global trade and collaboration.

Through collective innovation we are making progress, by working together we will get there faster.

The Construction Innovation Hub was founded by uniting world-class expertise from the Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC), BRE and Centre of Digital Built Britain (CDBB) to collectively guide the transformation of the UK construction industry.

The Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC) is inspiring Great British manufacturing globally. With some of the most advanced manufacturing equipment in the world, the MTC – in partnership with industry, academia and other institutions – is developing and demonstrating innovative manufacturing technologies and processes that can applied on an industrial scale.

BRE delivers innovative and rigorous products, services, standards and qualifications which are used around the globe to make buildings better for people and for the environment. BRE provides government and industry with cutting edge research and testing to make buildings safer and more sustainable. By developing science-led solutions to urgent challenges, BRE will build a thriving and sustainable world.

The Transforming Construction Challenge is an integral part of the Construction Sector Deal, aiming to accelerate the shift in construction towards manufacturing and digital processes and a value outcome approach.

The Construction Sector Deal's targets are:

Lower Costs

33% reduction in the initial cost of construction and the whole life cost of built assets

Faster Delivery

50% reduction in the overall time, from inception to completion, for new build and refurbished assets

Lower Emissions

50% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions in the built environment

Improvement in Exports

50% reduction in the trade gap between total exports and total imports for construction products and materials

Our Projects & Impact

Learn how we’re developing transformative solutions for a world-leading, innovative and sustainable construction industry.