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Cheshire Oaks, Cheshire, United Kingdom, 2011/11/02 - Barbour ABI has just released the next installment of Construction Review – which highlights key building projects, the best performing sectors and everything you need to know about construction activity between July to September.
Construction Review is a compelling read amongst key construction industry professionals. Quarter 3 begins with leading stories from two key figures within the construction community; Dr Noble Francis, Economics Director of the Construction Products Association and Brian Green who blogs for Building magazine.
The review provides a detailed analysis of all sectors within the construction industry. Here’s an extract from the Commercial and Retail sector summary (July to September 2011):
A pleasing performance from the commercial and retail sector saw the total values of contracts awarded up 30% on the previous quarter thanks to major office developments within London. With falling vacancy rates in the capital and rental yield growing at the fastest pace since 2007, according to RICS, a high demand is expected to continue for the near future at least.
Barbour ABI reports on every new building project in the UK, enhancing planning application and public tender information at each stage of the construction lifecycle. For over 70 years, the Barbour ABI portfolio has provided industry leading services to the construction community.
Rebecca Pedler, Marketing Manager, says: “We’ve been producing Construction Review for quite a few years now, and it’s always proved to be a big success amongst industry professionals. It provides a great insight into the performance of the sectors, whilst also introducing the flexibility of Barbour ABI’s services. This report is compiled in-house using our data and sophisticated reporting capabilities, it’s a free publication and an essential read for everyone involved in construction.”
Adam Valentine, Research Director, says: “Construction Review is an excellent resource for understanding and contextualising current construction activity. Our expertly skilled researchers speak to key specifiers and decision makers to gather data at individual scheme level across the entire project life cycle, ensuring a complete picture of the whole market – we are very proud of the team that delivers it.”
• Barbour ABI’s parent company UBM has recently acquired Ecobuild – the world’s leading event for sustainable design, construction, and the built environment.