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Murray Rowden
Managing Director, Global infrastructure

Our infrastructure business continued to outperform, with revenue rising to £155m – our fifth consecutive year of double digit growth.

Governments continue to recognise infrastructure as a lever for growth, committing to comprehensive national infrastructure plans and increasing spend. With this comes a need for intelligent selection and prioritisation of projects which deliver the greatest public benefits, whilst also being value for money. A growing demand to factor in asset management and whole-life planning at an early stage, and for capital investments to be set within a benefits planning framework, has come as a result.

All this plays to our strengths. We have developed a strong reputation for setting programmes and projects up for success and securing higher levels of performance through driving productivity, improving predictability and transparency. Our approach is increasingly being sought out as clients look to utilise our global best practice in successfully executing large complex programmes and projects. As a result, we’re working on over £640bn of live infrastructure projects around the world.

155 m
full year infrastructure revenue in GBP
26 %
infrastructure revenue growth

Major programme success

In a year of outstanding success in aviation, our work in North America includes Houston, San Francisco and Toronto Pearson Airports; in the UK, with Heathrow and Luton; and in Europe, with Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport and Fraport. In the Middle East, we’re working on Al Maktoum in Dubai; the three-runway expansion of Hong Kong International Airport in Asia, plus early-stage BIM set up for another major Asian airport. We’re working with all major airports in Australia; with VINCI and Lima Airport Partners in Latin America; and Airports Company South Africa (ACSA) in Africa.

In rail, we’re working on every Australian light rail project, in Canada on Metrolinx, and further work with Doha and Dubai metros in the Middle East. We are providing early-stage estimating, procurement and project controls on high speed projects including High Speed 2 in the UK. In both the UK and US, we have secured contracts with mass transit operators to help mature their asset and programme management capability.

In power and utilities, we are providing project control services on multibillion-pound programmes including EDF’s Hinkley Point C in the UK, and continuing our strong performance in water through our relationship with leading companies like Anglian Water, Welsh Water and South Australia Water.

Asset management agenda

The introduction of new legislation and standards on asset management capability, notably in the US and Australia, is driving increasing demand in services that integrate and mature asset, programme and supply chain management capability.

This year, we joined forces with AMCL to help our clients understand the end-to-end capability they need to build, and how to build it. Work includes developing a strategic asset management framework for New York Power Authority, which will help them transform the way they manage and prioritise their resources.

Looking ahead

Enabling our clients to achieve greater quality, predictability and value from their investment will remain our focus, facilitated by better use of project and programme data that enables more informed decisions while leaving a positive legacy for the communities we work in. We will continue to invest in our people, proposition, data and technology to make this happen.