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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 | Mar 2017

Stumbling block: Uncertainty in 2016-17 is expected to subdue impressive recent 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.

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Market Share of Companies
Kier Construction Limited Kier Construction Limited market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Commercial Building Construction industry has performed well in recent years, after weak economic conditions weighed on private investment in commercial and industrial premises at the start of the five-year period through 2016-17. However, landmark office developments, rising demand for office space, demand for car parks as new car sales soared and renewed spending on public health and educational facilities have supported a resurgence in industry activity and consistent expansion in industry revenue since 2013-14.

The expansion of the economy over the past five years has supported rising capital expenditure, which has led to overall revenue growth. Nevertheless, revenue fell significantly in 2012-13, which was indicative of a lingering degree of uncertainty in the economy... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

The industry has a low concentration of ownership, since the four largest contractors are estimated to generate just 18.7% industry revenue in 2016-17. Relatively few firms are capable of constructing large-scale landmark projects such as stadiums and multistorey office complexes. Since work on these projects tends to have a disproportionate effect on industry revenue, a few large firms exercise some degree of influence, despite the fact that market concentration is low. The leading players are multi-establishment companies with locations across the United Kingdom and, occasionally, in foreign markets. However, over 90% of industry operators are estimated to have fewer than 10 employees and only a small percentage have annual revenue of more than £5 million. Non.. purchase to read more


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What is the Commercial Building Construction Industry?

This industry consists of firms that construct non-residential buildings to sell on their own account or on a fee or contract basis. This includes schools, hospitals, stores and airport buildings. The assembly and erection of prefabricated buildings is also covered. Repairs and maintenance are also included in the industry. Part or all of the construction process may be outsourced.

Industry Products
OfficesEducational buildingsHealth-care buildingsRetail buildingsEntertainment and recreation buildingsIndustrial buildingsOther non-residential buildings
Industry Activities
Constructing industrial buildings Constructing institutional buildings Constructing, office and other commercial buildingsConstructing recreation and entertainment facilitiesConstructing educational and health related facilitiesAssembling and erecting prefabricated non-residential buildings

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