About the Better Public Building Initiative

In 2000, the Prime Minister asked ministers and departments across government to work towards achieving a fundamental change in the quality of building design in the public sector.

We know that good design provides a host of benefits. It can:

Good design is not a costly luxury. In fact, best practice in integrating design and construction delivers better value for money - as well as better buildings. And this is especially apparent when attention is paid to the full costs of a building over its lifetime.