Architects (Industrial Report) - UK - May 2014
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“Architects have had a torrid time in the last few years with the decline in construction activity at the forefront of the economic downturn. Prospects are, however, now very strong as construction activity will equally be at the forefront of the recovery, and will far outpace GDP development. The challenge facing architects is to increase prices as volume growth materialises to re-establish and grow profitability.”
– Terry Leggett, Senior Analyst
This report addresses the following key questions facing architects:
The architects market in the UK covers the value of work attributed to architects in the construction process. This is predominantly undertaken by third party practices, but there are also a number of vertically-integrated companies, notably in the design and build sector, whose capabilities include design, project management and even contracting.
The definitions used in this report for the construction sector are from the ONS.
The sectors include the following:
Public sector housing: comprising housing schemes, homes for the elderly, and the provision in housing sites of roads and services for utilities such as gas, water, electricity, sewage and drainage, financed either through local authorities or housing associations.
Private sector housing: comprising all privately owned buildings for residential use, such as houses, flats, maisonettes, bungalows, cottages and the provision of services to new developments.
Public sector non-residential: which is defined as comprising a number of activities:
Private Industrial: comprising factories, warehouses, wholesale depots, and all other work and buildings for the purpose of industrial production or processing, oil refineries, concrete fixed leg oil production platforms (but excluding rigs), and private steel works.
Private Commercial: comprising a number of separate sectors:
Repair and maintenance is defined to include the following:
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