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The Future of the Built Environment

For this month’s content calendar blog, we are looking to the future of the built environment. What does it look like? With massive advances possible in technology, materials, automation, relationships, processes, diversity and countless other facets, it is impossible to know exactly what the next industrial revolution may look like. Within this blog, we will … Read more

Mental Health Awareness Month

The month of October is National Mental Health Awareness month. To ensure we are doing everything that we can to support everybody within construction and beyond, we will be providing content and resources throughout the month to spread the message that it is okay to not be okay. Mental health is not spoke about enough … Read more

July provides some respite from the cost of living crisis

Building Model on top of Blueprints with Microscope

The data within the latest release of Snap Analysis, our monthly industry snapshot, provided some respite from the planning environment’s recent downturn due to the cost of living crisis, supply chain distribution and rampant inflation. This is because contract awards bounced back to £7.2bn in July. July saw the second monthly rise in a row … Read more

How to Optimise Client Experience

Star Review

Understandably, businesses focus a large amount of time and energy on seeking out new business, but not many spend as much time thinking about the experience of a client once they’ve purchased a service or been onboarded. Customer service experts Zendesk state that 62% of B2B customer buy more from a business after receiving good … Read more

£1.2bn infrastructure project masks the fall in June

Top down of Building Site

June represents the end of another quarter. Thanks to the £6.8bn of contract awards which June produced, Q2 ended with a value of £5.9bn. Activity in June was held up strongly by the infrastructure sector, which masked the falls in commercially sensitive sectors. Infrastructure accounted for just over a third of all construction contract awards – … Read more

Industrial activity dominates contract awards

Cranes at Night

May saw the continuation of consistent contract awards, as they remained at the long term average with £5.5bn. This activity was held up high by industrial activity, thanks to the logistics subsector. With £1.5bn, the industrial sector returned to exceptional levels seen at the back end of 2021. Regionally, the South East saw the most … Read more

£500m Everton FC Stadium Contract finally awarded

Everton FC Stadium

After a record-breaking beginning to 2022, April was the month we finally saw contract awards resume to their average levels, with a total of £5.8bn. Despite an average month for contract awards, the hotel, leisure and sport sector had a positive month with £800m. Improving by 177% since March, in large part thanks to a … Read more

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