The UK in 2030: Key trends for the built environment

This document is the first of a series of sector guides produced by WSP on the United Kingdom in 2030.

"Understanding what the world might look like in the next few decades and taking action to prepare for this future is of fundamental importance if we are going to create a fairer and more sustainable society.

It is essential that more organisations think beyond the immediate short term pressures of business to really consider the long term implications of the changes facing the world today. That is why we have developed the Future Insights project - to help UK businesses explore how global forces may impact them and identify the practical actions they can take today to maximise opportunity and minimise risk.

Collaboration will be central in driving change and creating the change we want to see. We are grateful to the project partners WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, Anthesis, Cisco, Lloyds Bank, Pinsent Masons and Walgreens Boots Alliance for their expertise. We are working with a growing group of forward thinking companies that are considering these issues, working with us to consider what their own personal journey may look like and then sharing their own learning to inspire others. I encourage many more companies to get involved."

Stephen Howard, Chief Executive, Business in the Community

Key findings