Buildings & Places


We focus on commercial development that supports places, looking at how Government investment in social and economic infrastructure, private sector investment in buildings, and regeneration of towns and cities, are planned and delivered to serve communities. The group is made up of a range of participants from across the sector who are keen to collaborate and share intelligence on current market conditions, innovations, and trends in activity to promote a strategic response. We seek to promote interventions to stimulate demand and construction activity, investment in innovation, reducing the sector’s carbon footprint, and supporting planning services, and building industry capability for the future.


  • Promoting good placemaking and developments that support health and wellbeing, therefore supporting the Government’s levelling-up mission of pride in place
  • Increase value for public sector investment by better leverage of private sector investment
  • Faster and more effective delivery through the planning process
  • Increased speed and scale of private sector investments
  • Enhanced supply chain capability and business sustainability in B&P markets
  • Ensuring that the B&P sector has the best opportunities to work towards Net Zero

Current activities

  • Responding to the Government’s Infrastructure Levy consultation in collaboration with the Housing workstream
  • Promoting the private sector construction playbook
  • Considering policies and sector best practice that supports Net Zero
  • Working with the Building Safety workstream to develop industry capability