Now Available: United Kingdom Infrastructure Report Q3 2014

From: Fast Market Research, Inc.
Published: Thu Jul 31 2014

The UK remains one of the most attractive market s for investors . 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. In light of these factors, w e maintain our forecasts for construction industry value growth of 2 .3% in 2014 and 2.5% in 2015 .

Major developments in the market:

* In line with the increasing number of Chinese investors acquiring assets in the UK, we expect a flurry of new announcements in the wake of several memorandums of understandings signed during Chinese Premier Li Keqiang's visit to the UK in early June. The rail and power sectors are the most prominent infrastructure beneficiaries of the Sino-British cooperation. Importantly, the Development Bank Corporation is also set to expand its presence in the UK.
* 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 should be a major supporting factor for our forecasts as well as for numerous projects that currently face financing risks.
* Following the passage of vital legislation, we have included HS2 into our...

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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.

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