Market Research Bulletin
Government publishes forward-looking pipeline of planned procurements for the 2020/21 financial year
40% drop in construction output in April as all sub-sectors experiencing month-on-month falls, G&T contractor survey reveals that rebalancing labour density on site whilst trying to maintain productivity is proving challenging, construction vacancies fall 54.3% but are still higher than financial crisis lows, Laing O’Rourke: projects on track to return to full productivity by the end of July thanks to direct-delivery operating model and MMC
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
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
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
Market Research Bulletin: Timber prices set to bounce back in 2020 amid shortages and supply delays
Gap between new orders and output widens as construction output rebounds in November, Wates commits to produce zero waste from its on-site operations and to become carbon neutral by 2025, UK Construction PMI contracts for eighth successive month in December but business confidence is on the rise plus more news and analysis from across the construction industry
Market Research Bulletin: Construction new orders rise driven by strong new housing data
Construction PMI edges higher in November but activity in the sector continues to contract, construction related disputes rise for the third consecutive year, Investment firm M&G suspends withdrawals from its commercial Property Portfolio as investors head for the door, Scottish Government opens consultation on the use of cash retentions within construction contracts plus more news and data from across London and the UK.
Market Research Bulletin: Latest findings from the Deloitte Winter Crane Survey
Affordable home delivery increases 22% in 2018/19 but social rented accommodation “not being delivered at the scale and pace the country needs”, BAM Nuttall uses new AI system that can predict concrete strength on its London City Airport expansion project, De Monfort University researchers create new super-insulating house brick made out of domestic plastic waste plus more news and data from across London and the UK.
Market Research Bulletin: Migration of flexible office space to city outskirts is creating a 'Flex Economy'
Migration of flexible office space to the outskirts of major UK cities is creating a 'flex economy', UK construction output picks up in Q3 as new work output beats expectations, Landsec launches new sustainability strategy with the aim of being a net zero carbon business by 2030, British Land plans to cut its exposure to retail and moves forward with plans to become a mixed-use specialist plus more news and data from across London and the UK.
Market Research Bulletin: 2019 sees a record surge in purpose-built student accommodation
2019 sees a record surge in purpose-built student accommodation, smaller construction companies report slower workforce growth in the Federation of Master Builders latest survey, new white paper calls for a national resource exchange mechanism to encourage the widespread re-use of materials in construction, Government announces wins for the first tranche of a £30bn public sector construction framework plus more news and data from across London and the UK.
Market Research Bulletin: CPA downgrades construction output forecasts for 2020 and 2021 over Brexit uncertainty
The CPA downgrades its construction output forecasts for 2020 and 2021 over uncertainty on Brexit and major infrastructure delivery, the interest rate at which councils can borrow to fund new schemes increases by 1% to discourage "risky" investments, UK Green Building Council launches a paper containing suggested energy performance targets for commercial offices plus more news and data from across London and the UK.