Construction Innovation Hub Value Toolkit

UKGBC is the Natural Capital lead on the Construction Innovation Hub’s Value Toolkit. We have convened an industry steering group to create a suite of tools to support value-based decision making across the investment lifecycle.


November 4, 2020


Research & Innovation



Many projects fail to realise their intended value. Even for projects that are delivered on time and on budget the anticipated benefits for users, the environment and wider society do not materialise. Why is this? ​ 

The construction sector has historically viewed value through the prism of cheapness, with lowest cost and risk often outranking value and outcomes for operators, users and the environment. ​We need a different approach. One that reflects our shared ambition for a better built environment. An approach that allows our industry to innovate world-leading practices that deliver value in design, delivery and operation. ​This is why UKGBC is working with the Construction Innovation Hub, together with its network of partners, to create the Value Toolkit – a new process with supporting tools to drive better decision making, support the path to Net Zero, boost productivity and resilience, and deliver higher quality buildings. ​  

As the Natural Capital lead, UKGBC are working with the below industry Steering Group to support a permanent shift towards value-based decision-making. The overarching aim of this collaboration is to contribute to the development of a robust, consensus-based methodology for the definition, evaluation and measurement of value across the entire investment lifecycle of new built assets.  

For more information on this project please contact Nitesh Magdani and for more on our nature and biodiversity work see our webpage here. 

Steering Group: 

Alex Tait, RIBA 
Jenny Ross, BuroHappold Engineering

Carol Williams, Bat Conservation Trust  

Jo Holden, Peel Land & Property 

Cathy Myatt, Wilmott Dixon 

Joe Franklin, AECOM 
Chris Langdon, ENGIE
Kevin Reeves, Costain 
Emily Hamilton, National Park City 
Maria Smith, BuroHappold Engineering 
Flavie Lowres, BRE 
Matt Ellis, Environment Agency 
Jane Wakiwaka, The Crown Estate 
Rachel Morrison, Greater Manchester Combined Authority 
Jenny Merriman, WSP 
Simon Sturgis, Targeting Zero     

If you would like to join the UKGBC Nature and Biodiversity Interest Group and receive regular updates about our work on the topic then please email Robert Winch.