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CSR 2010: Consultancy insists shelved projects could be resurrected

Construction consultancy McBains Cooper has insisted the government could approve more projects and still meet its tight new budgets.

Chancellor George Osborne last week revealed measures that will see capital spending fall from £68.7 billion in 2009/10 to £47.2bn in 2014/15.

McBains Cooper chief executive Michael Thirkettle said: “I believe many building and construction projects shelved by the government could be resurrected, with cost efficiencies identified, allowing those projects to be delivered to precisely the standard envisaged at brief stage, but to the same high quality.

“Where does the money come from? Through savings identified and driven in projects which have been given the green light, and where the inter-disciplinary approach can be applied equally effectively.”