Infrastructure Client Group

The Infrastructure Client Group (ICG) works to improve the efficiency of the construction sector and help deliver major cost savings.

Established under ICE's guidance, the Group helps to support the implementation of the Government's Infrastructure Cost Review Report 2010. This highlighted the opportunity to improve the delivery of major infrastructure projects and make efficiency savings of at least 15 per cent by 2015.

The group addresses client organisation and supply chain issues. These are often barriers to innovation and sustainability of the supply chain and significant drivers for higher cost. So far, opportunities to reduce costs and deliver greater value have been identified. These include:

  • improving the commissioning, procurement and delivery of projects
  • more effective collaboration at all levels of the infrastructure supply chain

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Meet the group

The Infrastructure Client Group is made up of experts from across a range of sectors, not of all of whom are ICE members. Find our more about the group chair and details of individual members.

  • Panel chair: Dale Evans

    Infrastructure Client Group

    In November 2017 Dale Evans, Managing Director of @one Alliance, the collaborative organisation of Anglian Water and key supply-chain partners, was appointed chair of the ICG.


Other panel members

Panel member name Employer
Nick Baveystock ICE
Jim Crawford HS2
Denise Bower University of Leeds and Major Projects Association
John Russon Environment Agency
Mark Worsfold South West Water
Martin Buck Consultant
Miles Ashley Wessex Advisory
Nirmal Kotecha UK Power Networks
Alan Couzens Highways England
Phil Wilbraham Heathrow Airport Holdings
Simon Murray Consultant
Keith Waller Infrastructure and Project Authority (IPA)
David Hancock Cabinet Office
Matt Steele Network Rail
Kenna Kintrea NDA
Alasdair Reisner CECA
Andy Hibbit National Grid
Jonathan Cole Scottish Power
Michele Dix Crossrail 2
Martin Chown Sellafield
Steve Fox BAM Nuttall
Sue Barrett Transport for London (TfL)
Roger Bailey Tideway
Mark Enzer Mott MacDonald
Keith Clarke Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon Plc
Humphrey Cadoux-Hudson EDF Energy

What are we working on?

The group is a forum for driving client-led initiatives. It enables major infrastructure clients to share experience and develop guidance and best practice materials in order to improve delivery of UK infrastructure. Work is currently underway on:

Related work

Cost Review

IUK, which became the IPA, was responsible for the National Infrastructure Plan 2011 and the Infrastructure Cost Review 2010. The IUK Cost Review is a three year efficiency programme targeting a 15 to 20% reduction in the cost of infrastructure delivery in the UK. The July 2014 report is available to download.

Water Cyclicality

A sister group of the Infrastructure Client Group is addressing the issue of water investment cyclicality. In July 2012 they produced a report Smoothing investment cycles in the water sector.

Infrastructure UK and Ofwat wrote this study after conducting detailed interviews with three water companies; Anglian Water, Southern Water and United Utilities.

Work continues to develop and implement the recommendations set out in this report. It is estimated that the effect of cyclicality in water investment is between three and five per cent lower productivity.

Project Initiation Routemap

The Project Intitiation Routemap enables a client organisation to assess their delivery capability in relation to the complexity of their project or programme.

The Project Initiation Routemap is part of the suite of assessment tools that IUK put in place in 2014. It provides a coherent approach to assessing and building an effective delivery environment, combining best practice tools and case studies.

The Project Initiation Routemap handbook and factsheet.

The Project Initiation Routemap Governance module.

The Project Initiation Routemap Organisational Design and Development module.

The Project Initiation Routemap Execution Strategy module.

The Project Initiation Routemap Requirements module.

The Project Initiation Routemap Procurement module.

The Project Initiation Routemap Asset Management module.

The Project Initiation Routemap Risk Management module.

IUK has formed a Steering Group to support the development of the Project Intitiation Routemap and address issues during early adoption including:

IUK Steering Group

University of Leeds
The National Audit Office
Transport for London
Anglian Water
Constructing Excellence
Highways Maintenance Efficiency Programme (HMEP)
Major Projects Authority
Institution of Civil Engineers and
IUK Client Working Group