Beyond Covid-19: what is the future for UK infrastructure?

Posted on: 26/06/2020

A session with key players in the infrastructure sector on what the future holds now for UK industries, towns and cities.


Webcast 15 July, 14:00-15:00


Join Colin Tattam, KTN’s Director, Application as he talks with Kevin Reeves of Costain, Charlotte Hills of¬†Tideway London and Mark Coates of Bentley Infrastructure about how infrastructure can adapt to a post-Covid-19 world.


The Covid-19 lockdown has seen infrastructure world-wide placed under an intense strain. Construction projects have been mothballed and, as lockdown eases, companies are cautiously starting up again whilst managing the implementation of social distancing measures. A necessary spike in home working saw a massive reduction in all forms of travel and a shut-down of towns and cities. Billions have been forced to change their lifestyles and the way they might think about life in the future.


The panel will discuss how urban planners and transport infrastructure companies could reflect new patterns of behaviour; what projects can take from Covid-19 restrictions and implement to good effect as we come out of lock-down; how we reset, reinvent and restart big projects and how innovation must play its part in this; and how the innovation sector can benefit from the agility of an innovative SME ecosystem.


This webcast is part of the ‘Beyond Covid-19’ series that KTN is hosting on various sectors where there have been fundamental changes, considering at what the future might look like and how¬†innovation¬†can play a part in the bounce back.¬† There are links below to the recordings of those that have taken place.


Find out more about the speakers, submit a question for the panel and book a place at the webcast here.

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