Infrastructure Delivery Board

MQT on 2014-11-19
Session date: 
November 19, 2014
Question By: 
Steve O'Connell
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


How will the new delivery board help to ensure that London receives the long term infrastructure that it needs for its future development?


Answer for Infrastructure Delivery Board

Answer for Infrastructure Delivery Board

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The London Infrastructure Delivery Board met for the first time recently. It comprises senior representatives of London's infrastructure providers, regulators, contractors and advisers, as well as borough and business representatives. Its aim is to collectively lead the delivery of more efficient, integrated and innovative infrastructure solutions to maintain London's position as a globally competitive city and improve the quality of life for those living and working in the city.

It includes Jules Pipe, Chair of London Councils, Cllr Claire Kober, Leader of Haringey Council, Cllr Philippa Roe, Leader of Westminster City Council.

Although the Delivery Board will help make the case for the investments London needs but it is not responsible for ensuring London gets the infrastructure it needs. Its chief responsibility is to ensure best value delivery of infrastructure within the funds available.

Current arrangements for infrastructure delivery are disjointed. That is why, for the first time, I believe, I have bought everyone involved in leading and responding to London's unprecedented growth together.