Category Archives: Infrastructure and Planning

Networks

The Executive plans to invest £3 billion into Northern Ireland’s transport, telecoms and energy systems over the next decade. The vast majority of funds (80.4 per cent) are set aside for roads,...

Health

£2.3 billion will be spent on healthcare infrastructure over the next decade, with DHSSPS obtaining the second largest capital allocation of all departments. Almost two-thirds of the health and social care estate...

Environment

Improving the water network and preventing flooding are two major priorities for the environmental strand of the Investment Strategy. The bulk of environmental infrastructure spending (91.6 per cent) will go into water...

Productive

To modernise the economy the Executive is committing £709 million by 2021 to the private sector economy and to improve public service efficiency. Achievements to date include £430 million spent since 2008...

Social benefit clauses

Designed to help the unemployed, social benefit clauses are likely to feature in future infrastructure projects despite construction sector concerns about their effectiveness. The Giant’s Causeway visitor centre is hailed in the...