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Market Research Bulletin: Construction work must keep going to help economy survive - Nadhim Zahawi
Nadhim Zahawi: Construction work must keep going to help the economy survive the devastation of the pandemic, work on site can continue providing workers adhere to social distancing guidelines "where possible", contractors adopting a range of approaches with regard to on-site activity plus more news and analysis from the construction industry
The UK’s distilling sector has experienced a boom in terms of growth in the number of distilling enterprises. Although most of this recent growth has been in England, Scottish distilleries remain dominant in terms of revenue-share and employment-size band.
Market Research Bulletin: Construction activity expanded in February 2020 but COVID-19 disruption looms
Rishi Sunak’s ‘levelling up Budget’ confirms £640 billion of gross capital investment for UK infrastructure over the next five years, UK Construction output increased by 1.4% in the three months to January 2020, but volatile month-on-month output dipped in January 2020 according to the ONS plus more news and analysis from the construction industry
Getting Britain Building
Whilst the effects of COVID-19 had a significant impact on the new Chancellor’s first post Brexit Budget, a common theme remained the levelling up of the UK economy. Here we review some of the more important tax and spending plans that will affect the construction and property sectors.
The New Normal in Higher Education: The Digital Campus Of The Future
The digital campus is a well-connected one - limiting frictions by using readily available data. Essentially, they can be thought of as mini smart-cities, underpinned by a technologically adept infrastructure.
The New Normal in Higher Education: The Sustainable Campus Of The Future
As part of their sustainable campus plans, several universities in the UK have made the construction and refurbishment of buildings a primary area of focus. Sustainability often comes at a cost as such buildings employ more premium construction techniques.
The New Normal in Higher Education: Health and Wellbeing in the Campus Of The Future
Research from the Urban Land Institute (ULI), the research and education organisation focused on the built environment, found that rising levels of interest in wellbeing in the UK will translate into significant investment over the next three years in the real estate industry.
Market Research Bulletin: Architects' workload expectations rise with less political uncertainty according to report
January sees 18.5% month-on-month increase in value of construction contract awards, growing gap between UK housing planning approvals and completions as London mayoral candidate threatens developers with ultimatum, coronavirus causes global supply chain disruption as Oxford Economics warns that spread could knock 1.3% off global growth this year plus more news and analysis from the construction industry.
Market Research Bulletin: NHS told to use modern methods of construction in its upcoming hospital building programme
Construction output and new orders both rose in Q4 2019 despite policatal turbulence, commodities such as copper take a hit as traders declare coronavirus a force majeure event and Builder's Conference data shows value of new construction contracts signed in January 2020 rose 33% plus much more news and analysis from across the construction industry.
Market Research Bulletin: As the UK leaves the EU the Migration Advisory Committee advises against full Australian-style points system
7% increase in number of construction companies in 'significant' financial distress, combined value of all 2019 construction contracts in Great Britain rises by 0.2%, a “dramatic” escalation in the price of cement by 2025 and the CPA forecasts 0.3% decline in output in 2020 but says warehouses and infrastructure remain a bright spot plus more news and analysis from across the construction industry
Creating Occupier Value
Offices are built for occupiers and tenants. Without them there is no demand and no reason for us to build them. So in an age of improving wellbeing for occupiers, increasing building sustainability and providing hospitality services to tenants, it is still worth remembering the basics that can add value to an office product and help attract occupiers.