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July provides some respite from the cost of living crisis

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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

£1.2bn infrastructure project masks the fall in June

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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

£2.7bn project drives Infrastructure to success

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The time quickly comes around, the latest Snap Analysis report is here, bringing your business a snapshot review of the construction industry in a digestible format. This month we saw many insight-rich trends emerge. Read on to find out more… Overall this month, within all three stages of the planning process, we saw success. Contract … Read more

This Months Top 3 Residential Projects

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It’s that time of the month again – the release of our Snap Analysis market review. The report provides you with a snapshot review of the factors that drive the construction industry. The power behind Snap Analysis is our market leading construction project data and team of economists, making it a valuable tool for every … Read more

2021 – The Annual Review

Exclusive Edition Snap Analysis

2022 is here. The start of a New Year means setting new goals, targets and objectives, whether that be for yourself or your business. To help develop your businesses 2022 strategy Barbour ABI have done something a little different this month: We are delivering you the story behind the data which created a record-breaking year … Read more

2030 new build target – driven by refurbishments

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With Christmas just around the corner and the winter season in full swing, the offseason for the construction industry has officially begun. Construction is usually one of the hardest-hit industries when the wintry weather hits. However, this month’s Snap Analysis reveals that overall the construction industry took a dip in contract awards by 24% in … Read more

London Dominated 24.5% of all Residential Contract Awards

House in London

This month was an excellent month for contract awards. Growing by 37% and reaching £8.3bn, October was the biggest month for contract awards since April. The standout sector this month is Residential. According to Snap Analysis the sector had a month-on-month growth of 18% with £2.3bn worth of contract awards, which is over a fourth … Read more

Back to business for the Hotel, Leisure and Sports Sector

Data Driven In September, contract awards resumed normality and achieved above average levels. There were 1,216 contracts awarded with a value of £6.1bn. According to Snap Analysis, this success was driven by commercial and warehousing projects. However, a sector which saw drastic improvement in terms of contract awards was the Hotel, Leisure and Sports Sector. … Read more

Contract awards in Education – The highest since 2017

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Data trends August, typically a quiet month for construction has had a huge turnaround this month, all thanks to the education sector. Making up around 17% of the entire construction industry, the education sector saw the biggest month since 2017 for contract awards, grossing over £700m in new contracts. The common assumption is that the … Read more

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