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

The Commercial Building Construction market research report provides key industry analysis and industry statistics, measures market size, analyzes current and future industry trends and shows market share for the industry’s largest companies. IBISWorld publishes the largest collection of industry reports so you can see an industry’s supply chain, economic drivers and key buyers and markets.

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 Investment Chapter

The industry has a moderate level of capital intensity. Principal value added is derived from the provision of project management and specialised construction trade skills, while the capital requirements for operating in the industry are relatively low. Depreciation is estimated to account for 2.5% 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.

Wage costs, payments to subcontractors and professional consultants' fees absorb at least two-thirds of industry revenue, but direct employment costs account for just 13.8% of revenue in 2013-14... 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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