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Centre for Digital Built Britain completed its five-year mission and closed its doors at the end of September 2022

This website remains as a legacy of the achievements of our five-year foundational journey towards a digital built Britain



The Local Authorities working group (established in 2019) is made up of representatives from a number of local authorities, Home Nation Reps, the UK BIM Alliance and the Department for Levelling Up Housing and Communities. The group is now hosted by the Local Government Association.

If you are interested in finding out more about the group please contact

Vision and mission of the LA Working Group

The LA Group strives to tackle the myths perceived and the obstacles experienced by local authorities in their journey to BIM adoption. Local authorities spend around £25bn on capital projects every year. They engage with many supply chain members and are therefore very influential in supporting the transition of the UK’s built environment to innovative digital ways of working.

The LA Group aims to educate local authorities through engagement media, templates, easy tools and a road map adoption plan to raise awareness of what BIM is, how it can be applied to business functions, how it can be introduced through low-cost proof of concepts (POCs) and what great benefits it can provide. 

  The current membership includes:

  • 3C Shared Services - Building Control (Cambridge City, Huntingdonshire and South Cambridgeshire)

  • Crown Commercial Service

  • East Riding of Yorkshire Council

  • Hampshire County Council

  • Islington Council

  • Lincolnshire County Council 

  • Oxfordshire County Council

  • Northern Ireland Gov – Finance and Procurement

  • Scottish Futures Trust

  • Sevenoaks District Council

  • Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council

  • Southampton City Council

  • UK BIM Alliance

  • UK Health Security Agency

  • West Sussex County Council

  • Wokingham Borough Council

The Outputs and Resources developed with this working group are available, including the BIM in Local Authorities report and Video.