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The Centre for Digital Built Britain is a partnership between the Department of Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy and the University of Cambridge to deliver a smart digital economy for infrastructure and construction for the future and transform the UK construction industry’s approach to the way we plan, build, maintain and use our social and economic infrastructure.

The Cambridge Centre for Digital Built Britain, launched in late 2017 and operating out of the Maxwell Centre, will support the digitally enabled transformation of the full lifecycle of the built environment to increase productivity and improve economic and social outcomes in the UK and, where appropriate, internationally.

The Centre will achieve this by developing and demonstrating policy and practical insights, leading to standards and guidance, that will enable the exploitation of new and emerging technologies, data and analytics to enhance the natural and built environment. This will increase productivity, helping create ‘high performing assets’ in terms of their construction, their operational efficiency and improvement in the services they were created to deliver, creating commercial opportunities and enhancing citizen quality of life and well-being. The Centre, with its Government, Industry and academic partnership approach is conceived as a national focal point for this work and the custodians of the integrity of the UK BIM and Digital Built Britain Programme.

The Centre's Director is Professor Andy Neely, the Pro-Vice Chancellor for Enterprise and Business Relations.