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Bridge & Tunnel Construction in the UK: Market Research Report

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Bridge & Tunnel Construction Market Research Report | SIC F42.130 | Jun 2016

Rising heights: Large projects spanning the past five years have supported revenue growth

The Bridge & Tunnel 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.

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Market Share of Companies
Balfour Beatty Group Limited Balfour Beatty Group Limited market share
Costain Group plc Costain Group plc market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Bridge and Tunnel Construction industry plays a vital role in ensuring road and rail networks reach every area of the United Kingdom and are maintained properly. The road system is predominantly funded by the public sector by Highways England and local authorities in England and comparable agencies in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. The UK rail infrastructure and network is mainly funded by public-private partnerships, notably Network Rail and Transport for London, so the contracts that industry contractors work on are often funded by public bodies. Apart from transport infrastructure, contractors also work on projects for water and sewerage companies, energy companies, mining companies and commercial clients... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

There are no significant barriers to entering the industry because the varying scale and geographical dispersal of contracts mean the economies of scale available are limited. The technical complexity of some construction projects effectively restricts the entry of new small-scale start-up competitors into these segments of the bridge and tunnel construction market. The large-scale contractors generally have representation with many local government authorities and with the relevant central government body (e.g. Highways England) or rail organisation (e.g. Network Rail), but new entrants can generally compete effectively on smaller scale local contracts, particularly maintenance and repair work on rural bridges. Tec.. purchase to read more


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What is the Bridge & Tunnel Construction Industry?

This industry covers contractors that construct bridges, tunnels and flyovers used in road and railway transport and for other applications such as water distribution. Repairs, additions and maintenance on existing infrastructure are also included. Portions of the work can be subcontracted out.

Industry Products
New bridge constructionNew tunnel constructionMaintenance and renovation of bridgesMaintenance and renovation of tunnels
Industry Activities
Road bridge and tunnel construction, repair and maintenanceRailway tunnel construction, repair and maintenancePedestrian bridge construction, repair and maintenanceConstruction, repair and maintenance of flyoversOther tunnel construction

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