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United Kingdom Infrastructure Report

Published 14 October 2014

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United Kingdom Infrastructure Report

BMI View : We have upgraded our forecasts for construction industry value growth in the UK to 4.3 % in 2014 and 3.5% in 2015, cementing the UK as   one of the most attractive market s for infrastructure and construction globally . The residential sector's recovery is driving construction industry growth , and although the government has been criticised for failing to push projects through, the UK has one of the strongest infrastructure project pipelines in Europe.

Major developments in the market:

  • 2014 has seen a major recovery in house building, although we note that output levels remain below pre-crisis peaks. As such, we expect momentum in the residential sector to continue to be robust, although note that interest rates are expected to be increased in early 2015 and as such we expect slower growth.

  • We expect there to be a delay in decisions on major infrastructure projects until after the 2015 general election. In particular we highlight that new power generation infrastructure will be delayed owing to various political party policies which would raise questions among major utilities over investing in new capacity.

  • In line with a number of our views on foreign investment into the UK and a broad-based housing recovery, Abu Dhabi United Group has signed an agreement with Manchester City Council to develop 6,000 new homes in two East Manchester neighbourhoods in a 10-year GBP1bn deal. Help To Buy is not a threat to the UK housing market, and we believe that there are measures in place to prevent any serious bubble emerging.

  • Insurance group Legal & General wants to build five new towns across Britain over the next 10 years at a cost of up to GBP5bn (USD8.22bn).

  • In December 2013, although no project specifics were announced, Prudential, Aviva, Standard Life, Friends Life and Lloyds Banking Group unit Scottish Widows all committed to investing GBP25bn in UK transport and energy infrastructure over the next five years. This...

Table of Contents

BMI Industry View
Infrastructure SWOT
Industry Forecast
Construction And Infrastructure Forecast Scenario
Table: Construction & Infrastructure Industry Data (United Kingdom 2012-2017)
Table: Construction & Infrastructure Industry Data (United Kingdom 2018-2023)
Transport Infrastructure - Outlook And Overview
Table: Transport Infrastructure Industry Data (United Kingdom 2012-2017)
Table: Transport Infrastructure Industry Data (United Kingdom 2018-2023)
Table: Major Projects - Transport
Energy And Utilities Infrastructure - Outlook And Overview
Table: Energy & Utilities Infrastructure Data (United Kingdom 2012-2017)
Table: Energy & Utilities Infrastructure Data (United Kingdom 2018-2023)
Table: Major Projects - Energy & Utilities
Residential/Non-Residential Construction - Outlook And Overview
Table: Residential & Non-Residential Building Industry Data (United Kingdom 2012-2017)
Table: Residential & Non-Residential Building Industry Data (United Kingdom 2018-2023)
Table: Major Projects - Residential/Non-Residential Construction & Social Infrastructure
Industry Risk Reward Ratings
United Kingdom - Infrastructure Risk/Reward Ratings
Western Europe and North America - Infrastructure Risk/Reward Ratings
Table: Infrastructure Risk/Reward Ratings
Market Overview
Competitive Landscape
Table: Key Players - Financial Data
Company Profile
Carillion Plc
Balfour Beatty
Global Industry Overview
Middle East/North Africa Presents Strongest Investment Profile
Industry Forecast Methodology
Sector-Specific Methodology
Risk/Reward Rating Methodology
Sector-Specific Methodology
Table: Infrastructure Risk/Reward Rating Indicators
Table: Weighting Of Indicators

The United Kingdom Infrastructure Report features Business Monitor International (BMI)'s market assessment and forecasts covering public procurement and spending on all major infrastructure and construction projects, including transportation and logistics by land, sea and air; power plants and utilities, and commercial construction and property development. The report analyses the impact of regulatory changes and the macroeconomic outlook and features competitive intelligence on contractors and suppliers.

BMI's United Kingdom Infrastructure Report provides industry professionals and strategists, sector analysts, investors, trade associations and regulatory bodies with independent forecasts and competitive intelligence on the British infrastructure and construction industry.

Key Benefits

  • Benchmark BMI's independent infrastructure industry forecasts for United Kingdom to test other views - a key input for successful budgetary and planning in the British infrastructure market.
  • Target business opportunities and risks in the British infrastructure sector through our reviews of latest industry trends, regulatory changes and major deals, projects and investments in United Kingdom.
  • Assess the activities, strategy and market position of your competitors, partners and clients via our Company Profiles (inc. SWOTs, KPIs and latest activity).


BMI Industry View

Summary of BMI's key industry forecasts, views and trend analysis covering infrastructure and construction, regulatory changes, major investments and projects and significant multinational and national company developments.

These are broken down into Construction (social, commercial and residential), Transport (roads, railways, ports, airports etc), and Energy & Utilities (powerplants, renewable projects, pipelines and so on).

Industry Trends

Analysis of latest projects across the infrastructure sector (covering the transport, utilities and commercial construction sub-sectors) - including:

Market Overview:Analysis of the key elements driving developments, including evaluations of current capacity and future requirements.

Building Materials Overview

The building materials overview provides industry trend analysis on the global and regional demands for building materials and the impact of this on the emerging and developed markets.

Business Environment Rankings

BMI's Infrastructure Business Environment Rankings provide a country-comparative Risk-Reward Rankings index aimed at investors (construction companies, suppliers and partners) in the regional infrastructure market.

The rankings methodology makes sophisticated use of over 40 industry, economic and demographic data point.

Industry SWOT Analysis

Analysis of the major Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats within the infrastructure and construction sectors and within the broader political, economic and business environment.

BMI Industry & Economic Forecasts

Historic data series (2008-2012) and forecasts to end-2018 for all key industry and economic indicators, supported by explicit assumptions, plus analysis of key risks to the main forecast. Indicators include:

Construction: Industry value (US$bn); contribution to GDP (%); employment (`000); real growth (%).

Infrastructure: Value (US$bn); contribution to construction industry (%); real growth (%) of transport infrastructure (broken down by railways, airports, roads and bridges, ports and harbours) and energy and utilities (broken down by power plants and transmission grids, oil and gas pipelines, and water infrastructure).

Economy: Economic growth (%); nominal GDP (US$bn); unemployment (%); interest rates (%); exchange rate (against US$).

Company Profiles

Examines the competitive positioning and short- to medium-term business strategies of key industry players. Strategy is examined within the context of BMI's industry forecasts, our macroeconomic views and our understanding of the wider competitive landscape to generate SWOT analyses. The latest financial and operating statistics and key company developments are also incorporated within the company profiles, enabling a full evaluation of recent company performance and future growth prospects.

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