The built environment is both where we live and how we live. How we shape ‘place’, how we regenerate buildings, neighbourhoods and communities in the Liverpool City Region is essential, especially with emerging socio-economic, technological and environmental trends that are influencing the built environment of the future. With £600 billion of spending on infrastructure in the pipeline for the UK over the next ten years this not only offers large numbers of high skilled, well paid jobs, but the opportunity to shape how we live, work and connect over the coming decades. With the current commitments to both reduce carbon release in construction and energy use of our buildings, we have created strategic partnerships across the construction sector, academia, business, local and national government and community organisations to ensure our city region is at the forefront of this investment path. The LEP built environment board is providing strategic leadership with leading figures from a wide range of backgrounds and represent many different types of business, including construction, architecture, engineering, social enterprise and property development plus representation from universities and local authorities. The board is chaired by Peter Grieve, Operations Director at Robertson North West.