Crane Survey On The Up

Crane Survey On The Up

Deloitte’s Annual Crane Survey reveals significant regional growth in the construction sector

Joe Thornton, founding director of Cast, a real estate and construction consultancy, said: The result of Deloitte’s annual crane survey shows how the UK’s regional cities continue to go from strength to strength. At a time of severe housing shortages in UK cities, increasing the delivery of homes is vital. However, the resilience of the industry should not lead to complacency on the industry’s part. As a sector, we must continue to look at innovative and efficient ways to deliver new homes throughout the country, taking a long-term perspective on the delivery method that seeks to plug the skills gaps and improve build quality. If we can’t address these issues, construction activity in the regions is likely to go south.”

John Assael, chairman of Assael Architecture, said: Today’s crane survey shows the apparent resilience of the UK and Ireland’s construction industry in the face of systemic challenges such as Brexit and the skills crisis. While regional growth is always welcome, the results do mask deep seated issues with the current delivery and procurement methods of the construction industry, which were emphasised with the collapse of Carillion. Construction activity may still be buoyant in the UK’s regional cities, but as skills shortages and uncertainty begin to bite, the industry’s flaws will become increasingly apparent.”

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