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Commercial Building Construction in the UK: Market Research Report

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Commercial Building Construction Market Research Report | SIC F41.201 | Sep 2014

Building upwards: Higher consumer spending is providing a strong foundation for growth

IBISWorld’s Commercial Building Construction market research report can be used to help you: understand market size and growth potential; major companies; draft business plans and pitch books; and conduct benchmarking and SWOT analysis. Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends in the overall sector and micro trends faced by companies that do business in the industry. The industry report also provides key industry statistics and 5-year forecasts to anticipate future industry prospects so you can decide with confidence.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
Balfour Beatty Group Limited Balfour Beatty Group Limited market share
Kier Construction Limited Kier Construction Limited market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
£17bn
Annual Growth 10-15
2.7%
Annual Growth 15-20
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Profit
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Employment
73,639
Businesses
10,756
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Commercial Building Construction industry has endured a tumultuous period over the past five years because its primary markets plummeted and took industry operators down with them. Private investment in commercial and industrial premises slumped in response to adverse trends in company profitability, employment and household spending. In the public sector, the government's fiscal austerity measures involved cuts to funding for institutional buildings like schools and hospitals. Many companies went bust as business profit plummeted, retailers were hit by online competition and consumer spending fell. Various retailers, including supermarkets and department stores, scaled back their expansion plans, and lack of demand for offices caused property developers to halt investment too... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

The industry has a moderate level of capital intensity. Contractors add most of their value by providing project management and specialised construction skills, and the capital requirements for operating in the industry are relatively low. Depreciation is estimated to account for 1.7% of industry revenue. Operators mainly get access to equipment by leasing it on a project-by-project basis or by subcontracting to specialist providers such as crane operators and excavation contractors, which keeps investment in depreciable assets low.

Wage costs, payments to subcontractors and professional consultants' fees absorb at least two-thirds of industry revenue, but direct employment costs account for just 12% of revenue in 2014-15... purchase to read more

 


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What is the Commercial Building Construction Industry?

This industry includes firms that construct non-residential buildings to sell on their own account or on a fee or contract basis. The assembly and erection of prefabricated buildings is also covered. Sometimes, part or all of the construction process is outsourced.

Industry Products
OfficesEducational buildingsHealth-related buildingsRetail buildingsEntertainment and recreation buildingsIndustrial buildingsOther non-residential buildings
 
Industry Activities
Constructing industrial buildings Constructing institutional buildings Constructing offices, hotels, shopping malls, restaurants and other commercial buildingsConstructing recreation and entertainment facilitiesAssembling and erecting prefabricated non-residential buildings


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