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Architectural Activities in the UK: Market Research Report

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Architectural Activities Market Research Report | SIC M71.110 | Jan 2017

Shaking foundations: Public-sector spending pressures are expected to dampen growth

IBISWorld’s Architectural Activities 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
There are no companies with a dominant market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
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Industry Threats & Opportunities
  • Uncertainty following the EU referendum is expected to slow construction activity
  • Strong competition from multidisciplinary building and engineering firms increased pricing pressure
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Industry revenue is projected to increase at a compound annual rate of 4.6% over the five years through 2016-17 to £6.5 billion. Commercial construction activity grew over the past five years, improving demand for the industry's services. Residential building construction activity also grew, supported by government initiatives introduced to stimulate the housing market. These measures boosted industry revenue over the past five years. However, intense competition from multidisciplinary building and engineering firms has put pressure on industry operators and restricted growth. In addition, public-sector spending cuts have hindered institutional building construction activity over much of the past five-year period, which has also weighed on industry growth... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

The Architectural Activities industry in the United Kingdom has a very low concentration of ownership. The industry includes some large-scale multinational players and many small-scale firms operating in narrow markets. The four largest players in the industry are expected to contribute less than 5% of industry revenue in 2016-17.

Despite this low concentration, many of the leading architectural firms have been consolidating over the past decade. Some have been taken over by leading engineering firms looking to broaden the range of in-house skills they can offer their clients.

The vast majority of architectural firms employ fewer than 10 people, while only 0.4% of firms employ more than 100 people. This indicates that the industry is highly fragmented. Alt.. purchase to read more

Additional Insights for the Architectural Activities Industry

IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Architectural Activities Industry are

  • Ability to compete on tender
  • Ability to quickly adopt new technology
  • Ability to accommodate environmental requirements
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from commercial building construction and Demand from residential building construction in the Architectural Activities industry impact industry performance... purchase to read more


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    What is the Architectural Activities Industry?

    Architects in this industry design and draft buildings, plan urban areas and carry out landscape architecture. They also supervise the construction of buildings. Architectural firms provide information on design and construction procedures, zoning regulations, building codes and building materials. Interior decorating services are not included in the industry.

    Industry Products
    New building and structure designRenovation and rehabilitation Landscape design Drafting
    Industry Activities
    Designing buildingsConstruction management Pre-design service provisionTown and city planning Landscape architectural design

    Table of Contents
    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Demand from commercial building construction
  • Demand from residential building construction
  • Government capital expenditure
  • Capital expenditure on dwellings
  • Current Performance
  • Construction led growth
  • Growth restrictions
  • Margins widen
  • Chart: Revenue Growth
  • Industry Outlook
  • Demand trends
  • External pressures
  • Heightened uncertainties
  • Profitability restricted
  • Table: Architectural Activities Industry Revenue Outlook
  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Architectural Activities Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy
  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
  • Key Buying Industries
  • Commercial Building Construction
  • Residential Building Construction
  • Consultant Engineering Services
  • Public Administration and Defence; Compulsory Social Security
  • Key Selling Industries
  • Consultant Engineering Services
  • Landscaping Services
  • Products & Services
  • New building and structure design
  • Renovation and rehabilitation
  • Landscape design
  • Drafting
  • Other
  • Chart: Architectural Activities Industry Products and Services Segmentation
  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Commercial building
  • Housing construction
  • Institutional building
  • Other
  • Industrial building
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Architectural Activities Industry
  • International Trade
    Business Locations
  • Chart: Business Locations by State
  • Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Wages
  • Subcontractor and agency payments
  • Purchases
  • Rent and utilities
  • Depreciation
  • Other
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Architectural Activities
  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Architectural Activities Industry
  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    There are no major players in this industry
    Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Architectural Activities Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success
  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth
  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
  • Table: Industry Data for the Architectural Activities Industry
  • Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
  • Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • Jargon & Glossary
    Computer-Aided Design (Cad)
  • Computer technology that helps aid the design and drafting of buildings by creating two-dimensional drawings or three-dimensional models.
  • Drafting
  • When an architect produces a technical drawing. This transfers a design idea into a coherent proposal for clients.
  • Turnkey
  • Describes something that is ready for immediate use by a client.

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    • Provides Market Size information to assist with planning and strategic decisions.
    • Includes the necessary information to perform SWOT, PEST and STEER analysis.
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    • Analyses key performance and operational metrics so that you can benchmark against your own business, that of your customers’ businesses, or your competitors’ businesses.
    The Architectural Activities market research report includes:
    • Historical data and analysis for the key drivers of this industry
    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
    • Detailed research and segmentation for the main products and markets
    • An assessment of the competitive landscape and market shares for major companies
    • And of course, much more

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