Welsh Construction Forum

“Building Back a Better Wales” Visibility of future workload

The Welsh Construction Forum, chaired by Lee Waters MS, was established in the summer of 2020.  The forum brings together leading figures from the private and public sectors across Wales’ construction industry along with Wales’ social partners, to support the industry as it recovers from the coronavirus pandemic and to help Wales to “build back better”.

Building on the principles of the Welsh Government’s Economic Action Plan, supporting construction will be vital in helping Wales’ economy to prosper. It will also be a way of supporting SMEs, growing the foundational economy and developing a low carbon future.  It will give businesses in the sector confidence to continue to employ and train people, streamlining the process of bidding for public sector work.

The Forum has agreed a 12-point short term action plan  to lead the recovery of the sector out of the Covid-19 crisis, including the production of a short-term programme of public sector work to increase business confidence and secure employment, known as the pipeline.  The Forum and working group has also agreed to focus future activities on Buildings, Infrastructure and Housing to address the key priorities of procurement, payment, social value and decarbonisation.

The pipeline content is provided by the scheme owners and can be found by following this link to spreadsheet. Please note that this is a working document that’s under constant review. It should also be noted that inclusion within this post-Covid pipeline document does not guarantee that the works will proceed as planned nor that it will not be subject to any changes.  

The document does not provide a definitive list of all the work opportunities available within each public body, and the extent and quality of information reflects the availability of data at the time of publication. Also, it doesn’t replace the annual publication of the Wales Infrastructure Investment Plan (WIIP) Pipeline document which provides a longer term view of the "pipeline".  

The Forum’s work will be integral to helping the industry thrive over the coming years. 

For further information contact Ed Evans, Welsh Construction Federation Alliance (ed.evans@cecawales.co.uk) or Leighton James (leighton.james@gov.wales