Some may argue that the government could be doing more to help UK construction sector workers. However it seems that recently there has been some effort, by none other than the Prime Minister himself to show some face by announcing that part of the Conservative party’s long term economic plan is to continue building infrastructure for Britain and restating that the construction industry is key to the UK economy.
Speaking at the site of a leading UK & Global main contractor, Mr Cameron went on to back the importance of construction by admitting that Britain is far from where it needs to be in regards to infrastructure. He added that projects such as High Speed 2 and the renewal of the nuclear industry are critical to the improvement and maintenance of economic growth in the UK. These strong words from the prime minister should be wetting the mouths of all construction companies nationwide, and makes for a lucrative future if they are to stay true to their word.
It seems a little while before we can first expect a shovel in the ground for HS2 although, it was announced that 4 cities have now been shortlisted to be the location for the HS2 college, that will provide training for HS2 engineers. The project appears to be moving forward despite some opposition.
Further to the Prime Minister’s words for the future, some big name consultancies and contractors in the construction industry continue to show positivity by hitting profit revenue surges, with some reputable names continuing to win big projects.
The first phase of the Paradise Circus development in Birmingham has now been awarded to a leading national and international main contractor for a whopping £450 million. Phase 1 of the infrastructure works is to start early 2015 on the 17 acre project, with the support of the Birmingham City Council leader stating that the project will bring in new interest & business to the nation’s second largest city, and that it will be up there alongside construction gems such as New Street Station and the Metro Extension as a major landmark for the city.
Hampshire can also hold claim to another large projected, with a £250 million defence college in the region recently being awarded. The Design & Build scheme will be to host training facilities for various defence roles, and will include living accommodation for up to 2,000 occupants.
All in all, it is looking like a bright future ahead for the UK construction market. With the Economy turning around, the Prime Ministers support, and major projects being awarded left, right and centre it is hard to find negatives with the current UK construction climate.
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