24 October 2016

Build UK Welcomes Three New Clients as Growth Continues

Sport England, Lipton Rogers Developments and Quintain have become the latest clients to join Build UK to address long standing industry issues and lead positive change.

Announcing its first six client partnerships in as many weeks, Build UK is fast becoming the must join organisation for forward thinking construction firms. Sport England, Lipton Rogers Developments and Quintain have chosen to join Almacantar, Argent and Great Portland Estates plc to achieve tangible results across the industry.

Build UK’s expanding industry reach continues to ensure that all areas of the construction supply chain sit around the same table to agree and implement solutions to the industry’s challenges.

Sport England invests Government and National Lottery funding in organisations and projects that help people be more physically active, including building community sport and leisure facilities. Charles Johnston, Sport England's Property Director, said: "As a significant funder of construction projects, it's vital that we have certainty from our contractors. That's why we're engaging with the industry through Build UK. We want to build relationships so that we can get the very best outcomes for people when they play and enjoy sport."

Lipton Rogers Developments is a real estate development business focused on major projects in and around Central London. Peter Rogers CBE, Co-founder of Lipton Rogers Developments said: “Build UK’s enthusiasm and drive to change the industry is infectious and I believe that they are the organisation with the ability to generate real and necessary change in the industry.” 

Quintain is a London-focused development and investment company delivering Wembley Park, one of the most exciting regeneration schemes in Europe. Executive Director of Construction Matt Voyce said: “When undertaking a project as significant as Wembley Park, it is essential to be engaged with key industry issues. Working with Build UK will provide us with valuable insight into construction markets and also allow us to lead by example in continuing to improve practices.”

Build UK Chief Executive Suzannah Nichol MBE said: “Our second year is off to a flying start with the announcement of our first six client partnerships, the launch of Open Doors 2017 and our facilitation of the Skills Hack at the Construction News Summit. Build UK broke new ground when we brought the contracting supply chain together; today we are changing the face of the industry by bringing Clients, Main Contractors and Specialist Contractors around the table for the first time as we continue to pioneer change.”