Commercial Building Construction in the UK: Market Research Report

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

Slow rebuild: A cautious spending environment continues to affect demand and revenue growth

IBISWorld’s Commercial Building Construction market research report provides the latest industry statistics and industry trends, allowing you to identify the products and customers driving revenue growth and profitability. The industry report identifies the leading companies and offers strategic industry analysis of the key factors influencing the market.

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
Annual Growth 09-14
Annual Growth 14-19
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Commercial Building Construction industry has endured a sustained decline over the past five years, as its primary markets plummeted into a recession brought on by the financial crisis and took industry operators down with them. Private investment in commercial and industrial premises has 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, notably schools and hospitals. Over the five years through 2013-14, industry revenue is expected to decline at a compound annual rate of 5.6% to £15.6 billion... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

The industry has a low concentration of ownership, with the four largest contractors generating about 20.1% of annual industry revenue. However, relatively few firms are capable of constructing large-scale landmark projects such as sporting stadiums and multistorey office complexes. Nonetheless, since work on these projects tends to have a disproportionate effect on general market trends, a few large firms exercise some degree of influence even though market concentration is low.

The bulk of industry establishments (92.5%) employ fewer than 10 people, and only 0.5% of businesses employ more than 100. Two-thirds of contracting firms generate annual revenue of less than £250,000, and just 2.3% have annual revenue of more than £5 million... 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, a part or all of the construction process is outsourced.

Industry Products
OfficesEducational buildingsHealth-care buildingsRetail storesEntertainment 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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