An essential material for our economy, homes, buildings, infrastructure and way of life

Concrete is an essential material for our economy and our way of life. New homes, schools, hospitals, workplaces, roads and railways, as well as the infrastructure that provides us with clean water, sanitation and energy, all need concrete.  

There is an acknowledged need for more and better housing and infrastructure – concrete is a key part of the raw material supply chain that enables them to be delivered.

Watch: Building tall

As our cities continue to grow, so does our need to build taller and smarter. We spoke to Martin Gettings, group head of sustainability of Canary Wharf Group, about the importance of constructing robust and resilient buildings with materials that enable them to last for the long term.

Case study: A new global powerhouse for medical science

Exploring the Francis Crick Institute