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Market Research Bulletin: UK Construction PMI reading indicates contraction for the second month in a row
Our roundup of key economic and construction news and data across the UK and London includes UK Construction PMI reading indicates contraction for the second month in a row, three suppliers of groundwork have provisionally been found to have broken competition law and manufacturers of construction products reported continued sales growth in Q1 2019.
Retail Is Changing Shape, But We Can All Move With It
Online retail is growing fast and there are thousands of empty stores lying dormant in retail centres across the UK, but already certain landlords are bringing them back to life through considerate development. Read on to find out more
Market Research Bulletin: Mixed annual results from UK construction companies but many showing strong order books
Construction output increases but new orders fall, Philip Hammond's Spring Statement sets out a package of new policies to increase housing supply and mixed annual results from UK construction companies but many showing strong order books.
Market Research Bulletin: NLA survey anticipates a 204% increase of tall towers being completed in the capital in 2019
UK construction activity contracts in February 2019 for the first time in eleven months. Despite this, many are still positive on London construction. The NLA’s recent London Tall Building Survey anticipates an increase in the number of completions in the capital for 2019 and Chris Hayward, chairman of the planning committee at the City of London, is optimistic that strong overseas demand will mean more towers being built in the Square Mile over the next ten years.
Market Research Bulletin: European Medicines Agency loses high court battle to cancel London Lease
UK Construction output sees the lowest year-on-year growth since 2012, regional build to rent markets catch up with London and Laing O’Rourke delivers its plans to return the firm to profit
The Internet of Things in Construction
In simple terms, IoT is a network of embedded sensors, meters, appliances and devices capable of sending and receiving data about changes to their current physical state and surrounding environment over the internet.
Market Research Bulletin: Deloitte’s regional crane surveys show building booms in Manchester and Leeds
Welcome to our latest edition of G&T’s Market Research Bulletin. Deloitte’s regional crane surveys shows building booms in Manchester and Leeds. Citigroup turns bullish on copper, expecting the metal to rally by 10% on expectations of a US trade deal with China and The Construction Leadership Council discusses the potential impacts of a no-deal Brexit.
A Good Time to Invest in Build to Rent
Over the last five years, the total number of Build to Rent (BTR) units completed, under construction or in planning has increased six-fold. With steady growth every year since 2013 and more than £2bn of investment per annum since 2017, experts predict that the BTR pipeline could double to 200,000 units in the next two years.
Market Research Bulletin: Regional build-to-rent catches up with London
Welcome to our latest edition of G&T’s Market Research Bulletin. Regional build-to-rent catches up with London and the CPA revises down its construction output forecasts. Construction professionals express their thoughts on Brexit uncertainty before the upcoming Brexit-focused Construction Leadership Council.
Market Research Bulletin: Fire and building regulations in the wake of Hackitt, ‘project bank accounts’ and new social housing
Welcome to the latest edition of G&T’s Market Research Bulletin. This is a fortnightly roundup of key economic and construction news and data across London and the UK.
Off-Site Manufacture for Construction: Barriers to Uptake
In this report we explore the potentially disruptive growth of off-site manufacturing for construction and some of the barriers currently preventing its wider adoption. Given the broadly acknowledged benefits of off-site manufacturing, the question has to be addressed why is this not the norm?