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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 | Apr 2014

Slowly rebuilding: Higher consumer spending and business confidence provide the foundation for growth

IBISWorld’s Commercial Building Construction market research report offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.

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 - Starting a New Business Chapter

There are no specific barriers to entering the industry once a contractor has registered to tender for commercial building contracts. This registration is subject to trade qualifications and accreditation under the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB). Contractors must be VAT-registered and have adequate public liability insurance to cover the scale of their projects. Since most participants in the industry have evolved from specialist construction trades or hold recognised industry qualifications, CITB registration does not often present a barrier to entry. The key problem for new competitors is trying to establish a foothold in the market without a reputation or proven track record... 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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