Defining the Need
Understanding how a platform approach can deliver 70% of government's pipeline for new buildings.
Spaces within multiple building types, such as hospitals, schools and prisons, typically have similar requirements and specifications but are often designed from scratch on each project. A platform approach would see these common space features being designed and assembled with standard components. This standardised process would improve quality and efficiency, aggregate demand, and enable projects to be completed faster with greater certainty and quality. For the first time, Defining the Need brought together space-level information from across government departments to standardise the size and connectivity of shared components and spaces. £50 billion of the government's building pipeline over the next 5 years was analysed, identifying £35 billion suitable for a platform approach.
Innovation type: Kit of parts, Procurement
Organisation type: Government client