Smart Construction

Smart Construction

Collaborate and innovate with Herts IQ

A place for innovation to thrive

With access to some of the UK’s fastest growing housing markets and collaboration opportunities with global leaders in building science BRE Group, Hertfordshire IQ could help drive innovation and greater productivity for your smart construction business.

Innovation partner BRE is leading the transformation of the construction industry through the Construction Innovation Hub, developing a digital, manufacturing focused approach to improve efficiency.

BRE Group also provides start-up and innovation space on their campus in Watford. The Open Innovation Hub is helping to foster collaboration between BRE’s construction research base, large companies and SMEs. It also forms a national and international centre for research and innovation in the digital, connected and smart built environment.

Ideally located for companies wanting to diversify and expand their customer base and supply chains, a large skills base in advanced manufacturing and digital technology, Hertfordshire IQ gives you access to the brightest talent.

Educational support comes from partners the University of Hertfordshire, West Herts College and Oaklands College, as well as Hertfordshire LEP’s skills and careers portal HOP. BRE Group also provides extensive training resource at an industry level, so teams can learn the latest techniques.

Hertfordshire already has significant construction capacity with many major businesses and their supply chains based here including Sir Robert McAlpine and BAM in neighbouring Maylands Business Park, with Skanska, Vinci, Wilmot Dixon, VolkerFitzpatrick, Bouygues, Morgan Sindall and Tarmac close by.


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