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Construction - UK - April 2017

“Just when the construction market was demonstrating strong growth following the economic disruption of the recession, the UK decided to negotiate an exit from the EU. This has created an unusual level of economic uncertainty, and construction prospects have consequently become even more sector-specific than normal.”

Terry Leggett, Senior Analyst

This report answers the following questions:

  • What impact will Brexit have?
  • Will house building remain buoyant?
  • What public sector areas offer opportunities?

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Table of contents

  1. Executive Summary

      • The market
        • Figure 1: Development of the construction market in Great Britain, 2012-16 actual and 2017-21 forecast
        • Figure 2: Segmentation of the construction market in Great Britain, 2016
        • Figure 3: Segmentation of the new construction market in Great Britain, 2016
        • Figure 4: Segmentation of the R&M activity in Great Britain, 2016
      • Market factors
        • Figure 5: Development of the public housing construction market in Great Britain, 2012-16 actual and 2017-21 forecast
        • Figure 6: Development of the private housing construction market in Great Britain, 2012-16 actual and 2017-21 forecast
        • Figure 7: Development of the public non-residential construction market in Great Britain, 2012-16 actual and 2017-21 forecast
        • Figure 8: Development of the private industrial construction market in Great Britain, 2012-16 actual and 2017-21 forecast
        • Figure 9: Development of the private commercial construction market in Great Britain, 2012-16 actual and 2017-21 forecast
        • Figure 10: Development of the R&M construction market in Great Britain, 2012-16 actual and 2017-21 forecast
      • Companies
        • Figure 11: Development of the construction industry, by number of companies, 2011-15
      • What we think
      • Key Issues

          • What impact will Brexit have?
            • Will house building remain buoyant?
              • What public sector areas offer opportunities?
              • Introduction

                • Definitions
                  • Methodology
                    • Abbreviations
                      • Market positioning
                        • Issues in the market
                        • Economy

                          • Overview
                            • Figure 12: Forecast GDP development 2017-21
                            • Figure 13: UK GDP quarterly development, 2003-16
                            • Figure 14: UK GDP in economic downturns and recoveries since 1979
                          • Inflation
                            • Interest rates
                              • House prices
                                • Figure 15: UK House price changes, 2006-2016
                              • Consumer spending
                                • Manufacturing
                                  • Figure 16: UK manufacturing, 2014-16
                                • Business investment
                                  • Figure 17: UK GFCF 2003-16
                                • Imports
                                  • Exports
                                  • Market Size and Trends

                                    • Key analysis
                                      • Market size
                                        • Figure 18: Construction output in Great Britain, 2012-16
                                      • Market segmentation and trends
                                          • Figure 19: Construction output in Great Britain, by type, 2012-16
                                        • Housing
                                          • Figure 20: Housebuilding market in Great Britain, 2012-16
                                          • Figure 21: UK housebuilding completions, 1970-2016
                                        • Public housing
                                          • Figure 22: Analysis of new public housing construction output in Great Britain, 2012-16
                                          • Figure 23: Public housing starts and completions in England, 2011-16
                                          • Figure 24: Public housing starts and completions in England, 2011-16 (continued)
                                          • Figure 25: UK public sector housing completions, by sector, 1978-2016
                                          • Figure 26: Additional affordable homes provided in England, by tenure 2011-16
                                        • Private housing
                                          • Figure 27: Analysis of private housing construction output in Great Britain, 2012-16
                                          • Figure 28: Private new housing starts and completions in England, 2011-16
                                          • Figure 29: UK private sector housing completions, 1978-2016
                                        • Public non-residential
                                          • Figure 30: Long term trend in public non-residential construction activity in Great Britain, 1970-2016
                                          • Figure 31: Analysis of public sector non-residential construction output in Great Britain, 2012-16
                                          • Figure 32: Analysis of public sector non-residential construction in Great Britain, by type, 2012-16
                                        • Private industrial
                                          • Figure 33: Long-term trend in private industrial construction output in Great Britain, 1970-2016
                                          • Figure 34: Analysis of private industrial new construction work in Great Britain, by sector 2012-16
                                        • Private commercial
                                          • Figure 35: Long term trend in private commercial construction output in Great Britain, 1970-2016
                                          • Figure 36: Analysis of private commercial construction in Great Britain, by type, 2012-16
                                        • Repair & maintenance
                                          • Figure 37: Segmentation of the R&M activity in Great Britain, 2016
                                        • Public housing
                                          • Figure 38: Analysis of repair & maintenance output in the public housing sector in Great Britain, 2012-16
                                        • Private housing
                                            • Figure 39: Analysis of repair & maintenance output in the private housing sector in Great Britain, 2012-16
                                          • Public non-residential
                                            • Figure 40: Analysis of repair & maintenance output in the public non-residential sector in Great Britain, 2012-16
                                            • Figure 41: Analysis of repair & maintenance output in the private non-residential sector in Great Britain, 2012-16
                                          • Seasonality of sales
                                            • Figure 42: Seasonality of public housing output, 2012-16
                                            • Figure 43: Seasonality of private housing output, 2012-16
                                            • Figure 44: Seasonality of public non-residential construction output, 2012-16
                                            • Figure 45: Seasonality of private industrial construction output, 2012-16
                                            • Figure 46: Seasonality of private commercial construction output, 2012-16
                                            • Figure 47: Seasonality of public housing repair & maintenance output, 2012-16
                                            • Figure 48: Seasonality of private housing repair & maintenance output, 2012-16
                                            • Figure 49: Seasonality of public non-residential repair & maintenance output, 2012-16
                                            • Figure 50: Seasonality of private non-residential repair & maintenance output, 2012-16
                                          • Regional sales
                                            • Figure 51: Regional value of total new construction output, 2012-16
                                            • Figure 52: Regional public housing construction output, 2012-16
                                            • Figure 53: Regional private housing construction output, 2012-16
                                            • Figure 54: Regional public non-residential construction output, 2012-16
                                            • Figure 55: Regional private industrial construction output, 2012-16
                                            • Figure 56: Regional private commercial construction output, 2012-16
                                            • Figure 57: Regional housing repair & maintenance output, 2012-16
                                            • Figure 58: Regional public non-residential repair & maintenance output, 2012-16
                                            • Figure 59: Regional private non-residential repair & maintenance output, 2012-16
                                        • Industry Structure

                                          • Key analysis
                                            • Industry development
                                              • Figure 60: Development of the construction industry, by number of companies, 2011-15
                                              • Figure 61: Development of main trades and specialist contractors, by number of companies, 2011-15
                                              • Figure 62: Analysis of the employment structure of the construction main trades, 2015
                                              • Figure 63: Proportional importance of companies with up to 4 employees, by sector, 2016
                                              • Figure 64: Proportional importance of companies with up between 5 and 9 employees, by sector, 2016
                                              • Figure 65: Proportional importance of companies with between 10 and 19 employees, by sector, 2016
                                              • Figure 66: Proportional importance of companies with between 20 and 99 employees, by sector, 2016
                                              • Figure 67: Proportional importance of companies with 100 or more employees, by sector, 2016
                                            • Company profiles
                                            • Balfour Beatty

                                                  • Figure 68: Financial analysis of Balfour Beatty, 2012-16
                                                  • Figure 69: Investment portfolio of Balfour Beatty by segment, 2013-16
                                                • Company strategy
                                                • Barratt Developments

                                                    • Figure 70: Financial analysis of Barratt Developments, 2011-16
                                                    • Figure 71: Types of houses completed by Barratt Developments, 2016
                                                    • Figure 72: Customer analysis of Barratt Developments houses, 2016
                                                    • Figure 73: Geographic analysis of Barratt Developments houses, 2016
                                                  • Company strategy
                                                  • Lend Lease Construction (Europe)

                                                        • Figure 74: Financial analysis of Lend Lease Construction (Europe), 2012-16
                                                      • Company strategy
                                                      • Carillion

                                                            • Figure 75: Financial analysis of Carillion, 2012-16
                                                            • Figure 76: Geographic turnover of Carillion, 2016
                                                            • Figure 77: Activity turnover of Carillion, 2016
                                                          • Company strategy
                                                          • Carillion Construction

                                                                • Figure 78: Financial analysis of Carillion Construction, 2011-15
                                                                • Figure 79: Activity turnover of Carillion Construction, 2015
                                                              • Company strategy
                                                              • Costain Group

                                                                    • Figure 80: Financial analysis of Costain Group, 2012-16
                                                                  • Company strategy
                                                                  • Galliford Try

                                                                        • Figure 81: Financial analysis of Galliford Try, 2012-16
                                                                        • Figure 82: Turnover segmentation of Galliford Try, 2016
                                                                      • Company strategy
                                                                      • Interserve

                                                                            • Figure 83: Financial analysis of Interserve, 2012-16
                                                                            • Figure 84: Turnover segmentation of Interserve, 2016
                                                                          • Company strategy
                                                                          • Kier Group

                                                                                • Figure 85: Financial analysis of Kier Group, 2012-16
                                                                                • Figure 86: Turnover analysis of Kier Group, 2016
                                                                              • Company strategy
                                                                              • Persimmon

                                                                                  • Figure 87: Financial analysis of Persimmon, 2012-16
                                                                                  • Figure 88: Revenue breakdown of Persimmon, 2016
                                                                                  • Figure 89: Geographic breakdown of Persimmon, 2016
                                                                                • Company strategy
                                                                                • Skanska UK

                                                                                      • Figure 90: Financial analysis of Skanska UK, 2011-15
                                                                                    • Company strategy
                                                                                    • Taylor Wimpey

                                                                                          • Figure 91: Financial analysis of Taylor Wimpey, 2012-16
                                                                                        • Company strategy
                                                                                        • Market Forecast

                                                                                          • Key analysis
                                                                                            • Market overview
                                                                                              • Figure 92: Forecast construction output in Great Britain, 2017-21
                                                                                              • Figure 93: Forecast construction output in Great Britain, 2017-21
                                                                                            • Housing
                                                                                              • Figure 94: Forecast private housing output in Great Britain, 2017-21
                                                                                              • Figure 95: Forecast public housing output in Great Britain, 2017-21
                                                                                            • Public non-residential
                                                                                              • Figure 96: Forecast public non-residential construction output in Great Britain, 2017-21
                                                                                              • Figure 97: Forecast of public non-residential construction in Great Britain, by type, 2017-21
                                                                                            • Private industrial
                                                                                              • Figure 98: Forecast private industrial construction output in Great Britain, 2017-21
                                                                                              • Figure 99: Forecast of private industrial new construction work in Great Britain, by sector 2017-21
                                                                                            • Private commercial
                                                                                              • Figure 100: Forecast private commercial construction output in Great Britain, 2017-21
                                                                                              • Figure 101: Forecast of private commercial construction in Great Britain, by sector, 2017-21
                                                                                            • Repair & maintenance
                                                                                              • Figure 102: Forecast repair & maintenance construction output in Great Britain, 2017-21
                                                                                              • Figure 103: Forecast repair & maintenance construction output in Great Britain, by type, 2017-21
                                                                                          • Further Sources & Contacts

                                                                                            • Trade associations
                                                                                              • British Constructional Steelwork Association
                                                                                                • Chartered Institute of Building
                                                                                                  • Confederation of Construction Specialists
                                                                                                    • Construction Confederation
                                                                                                      • Construction Industry Council
                                                                                                        • Construction Industry Research & Information Association
                                                                                                          • Institution of Planning Supervisors
                                                                                                            • Major Projects Association
                                                                                                              • National Federation of Builders
                                                                                                                • Association of Building Component Manufacturers
                                                                                                                  • The Building Centre
                                                                                                                    • House Builders Federation
                                                                                                                      • National Council of Building Material Producers
                                                                                                                        • National House Building Council
                                                                                                                          • Trade magazines
                                                                                                                            • The Builder (monthly)
                                                                                                                              • Builder & Engineer (monthly)
                                                                                                                                • Building (Weekly)
                                                                                                                                  • Building & Construction (quarterly)
                                                                                                                                    • Building News (alt-months)
                                                                                                                                      • Building Research & Information (bi-monthly)
                                                                                                                                        • Construction Europe (monthly)
                                                                                                                                          • Construction Forum (alternate months)
                                                                                                                                            • Construction Magazine (monthly)
                                                                                                                                              • Construction Manager (10 issues per year)
                                                                                                                                                • Construction News (weekly)
                                                                                                                                                  • Constructor (Monthly)
                                                                                                                                                    • Contract Journal (weekly)
                                                                                                                                                      • ESI Building Products (annual)
                                                                                                                                                        • Housebuilder (11 issues per year)
                                                                                                                                                          • International Construction (monthly)
                                                                                                                                                            • Premier Construction (monthly)
                                                                                                                                                              • Professional Builder (11 issues per year)
                                                                                                                                                                • Public Sector Building (6 issues per year)
                                                                                                                                                                  • QS Week
                                                                                                                                                                    • Trade exhibitions
                                                                                                                                                                      • 100% Detail
                                                                                                                                                                        • INTERBUILD
                                                                                                                                                                          • National Event for Construction (SED)
                                                                                                                                                                            • Social Housing Exhibition
                                                                                                                                                                              • National Homebuilding & Renovating Show

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                                                                                                                                                                              Construction - UK - April 2017

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