Three London housing associations are merging with the aim to build 100,000 new homes over the next 10 years

The Government has announced plans to make every one if five homes built a starter home

As many as 2,500 construction jobs are to be created in Glasgow in hospital transformation project

Construction Sector Stats

  • 2.5million people in the UK work in construction
  • 1 in 10 jobs in the UK is in construction
  • Construction sector growing
  • Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) predicts annual growth of 2.9% to 2019
  • Huge skills shortages
  • Industry requires 224,000 workers over the next five years
  • 52% of all worldwide construction activity is currently taking place in emerging markets
  • This is resulting in a drain of UK talent abroad
  • Advent of digital working suggests there will be an increase in automation and offsite construction
  • Government has unveiled plans to create 3 million apprentices by 2020