Socia held a breakfast meeting in November looking at the opportunities for increased collaboration and innovation in large infrastructure projects. Miles Ashley (Programme Director for Crossrail and Stations at London Underground) kicked off the discussion with his reflections on the lessons learned from recent LU capital programmes and on how the supplier market was responding to their more collaborative approach. The group then shared their own lessons from the last 12 months, comparing and contrasting how infrastructure procurement and programme governance was evolving in different sectors.

The second half of the meeting focussed on the implications of the government’s announcement of the launch of new National Infrastructure Commission and the three priorities (transport in London and Northern England and future-proof energy infrastructure) in its initial terms of reference. Click here for more details