Just to go off what I think eleviento is getting at, the bike is in some ways a contrast to the design of lots of engineering driven companies. Obviously they both follow the narrow is aero approach.
But just some examples on how their engineering differs:
UKSI has no the fork/down tube blending, whiich is incredibly common in aero bikes now
Whereas some companies "push" the top tube and down tube apart to create more headtube stiffness, the UKSI bike has them very close at the headtube juncture (this seems to be the weirdest part on the UKSI bike)
Are these companies truly 'engineering' companies? Or are they driven to cut costs and increase profitiability?
The UKSI design suggests that you can build a front-end stiff enough using a 1" steerer with proper carbon fibre. If its stiff enough for Mark Cavendish, why are other 'engineering' companies stating that 1 1/2" steerers are a 'must' for satisfactory front-end stiffness?
Could it be that a larger steerer diameter on a fork is much cheaper to lay-up and manufacture?