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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 Centre for Digital Built Britain was interdisciplinary by nature and not just a technical programme. It brought together industry, academia, and policy makers in order to consider the wider effects of the digital agenda on society and the economy.  

Its founding mission was ‘to develop and demonstrate policy and practical insights that will enable the exploitation of new and emerging technologies, data and analytics to enhance the natural and built environment, thereby driving up commercial competitiveness and productivity, as well as citizen quality of life and well-being.’ 

In order to fulfil that mission, CDBB convened multiple programmes of work that were shared with our partners, most notably the Construction Innovation Hub and the National Digital Twin Programme. These programmes worked together toward the development of digitally enabled infrastructure that serves as a platform for economic, social and environmental sustainability, as well as a resilient and world-leading UK construction sector. We did this through: