Use modern methods of building, PM tells industry

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Theresa May says modern construction integral to clean growth

Prime minister Theresa May has thrown down the gauntlet to the construction industry, saying modern methods of construction are central to putting “the UK at the forefront of the industries of the future”.

Speaking at Jodrell Bank in Cheshire yesterday, May said modernising the construction sector was particularly significant in addressing the Industrial Strategy’s “grand challenges”. She said it was particularly important in achieving clean growth.

May (pictured) said: “In the clean growth grand challenge, we will use new technologies and modern construction practices to at least halve the energy usage of new buildings by 2030.

 

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