Large scale urban regeneration projects, sustainability in design, operation and equipment provision, and high-value opportunities in growth markets will provide opportunities in the infrastructure sector, according to the government.
The UK Trade & Investment Infrastructure Summit, being held at Lancaster House in London today, will feature a speech by chief secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander, who will set out progress on measures to provide guarantees for major UK infrastructure projects.
The so-called UK Guarantees programme could potentially support up to £40 billion of investment, with the Green Deal - the largest ever programme for investing in the energy efficiency of our housing stock - expected to be an early candidate for this programme.
According to a release from the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, Alexander will say: "We are looking at whether and how a guarantee could help ensure that the finances are in place to get the programme off to a very strong start. The deals my colleagues are announcing show that the UK is already in a strong position and the work we are doing on infrastructure will strengthen this further still.”
Ahead of the summit, deputy prime minister Nick Clegg said: "This is an exciting time for the UK infrastructure sector -companies are winning contracts across the world as British skills and expertise are becoming a trademark of the industry’s excellence and quality.