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Central Government Construction Market – UK 2009-2013

December 8th, 2009

AMA Research have published the 1st Edition of its overview of the Central Government Construction Market in the UK, covering the defence, police, immigration, courts, prison, fire & rescue, central government offices and public leisure sectors. The report should be of particular interest to contractors, suppliers, FM providers and construction professionals and provides a comprehensive review of the sector.

Key areas in the report

The Central Government Construction sector is worth over £3.5 billion and covers accommodation related construction in the following Government Departments:

  • Ministry of Defence (Defence Estates)
  • Home Office (Police Service, Immigration)
  • Ministry of Justice (Prisons and Courts)
  • HM Revenue and Customs
  • Department for Culture, Media and Sport (Museums, Libraries, Sport, & Leisure)
  • Department for Communities and Local Government (Fire & Rescue)

Areas of particular interest:

  • Analysis of key central government functions including defence, police services, immigration service, courts service, prison service, fire & rescue services, central government offices and public leisure services including current estate size and future estate strategy.
  • A detailed review of major capital building programmes of key central government departments including MoD, MoJ, DCMS, HMRC and the Home Office.
  • A detailed review of leading contractors and consortia involved in central government construction work including sector strengths and project activity.
  • Forecasts of developments up to 2011 and underlying prospects for the next 5 years – impact of Election, potential funding cuts etc.
  • Key factors affecting the central government sector including the impact of the economic downturn, the Public Value Programme, future public spending levels, sustainability and the use of offsite construction methods.

Some of the companies featured include:

Carillion, Enterprise Plc, Galliford Try, Interserve, John Laing, Kier, Sir Robert McAlpine, Skanska, Willmott Dixon

Key areas covered in the report include:

CONSTRUCTION MARKET OVERVIEW

Value of construction new work output.

Construction output by sector in 2002-08 and forecasts for 2009-2013.

Central Government construction market: £3.5+ billion spending on new build and RMI – output by sector.

Central Government Facilities Management market overview.

CENTRAL GOVERNMENT – CONSTRUCTION PROGRAMMES

Central Government Capital Expenditure.

Defence Estates – Future Estates Strategy, estates budget 2008-11, Living & Training Accommodation (number of new bed spaces 2007-2020), 10 Year Accommodation Management strategy (single/family living), new build/RMI, key projects, condition assessments, budgets/timescales, key influences etc. Police Service – capital expenditure, construction programmes & key projects – values and current status.

Immigration Service – key expansion plans – budgets, key projects, bedspaces etc. Courts Service – Courts Estate, capital expenditure, key construction programmes and budgets up to 2011. New build and RMI.

Prison Service – Prison Estate, prison population, capital expenditure, key construction programmes and budgets, new prison capacity (Mini-Titans), HM Prison Service Framework Agreements – public/private sector, use of MMC, procurement routes, new build/RMI, FM.

Leisure – DCMS expenditure, key construction programmes and budgets, Olympics, museums, sport and recreation, cultural sites etc. – budget splits up to 2011. Fire & Rescue Services – capital expenditure, PFI programmes, budgets up to 2011. Central Government Offices – key projects & programmes, Carter review.

FACTORS AFFECTING THE MARKET

Planned Future Public Investment including measures announced in the Pre-Budget Report, possible impact of change of government in 2010. Role of PFI. Public Value & Operational Efficiency Programmes – review of procurement routes, Carter review.

Sustainability – BREEAM – impact on specifications/procurement.

Use of Offsite / MMC – application to the Central Government construction market – MoD, prisons, immigration centres etc.

CONSTRUCTION MARKET SUPPLY

Structure & Size of the Contracting Industry.

Leading Clients in the Central Government construction market.

Leading Construction Contractors and Consortia operating in the Central Government construction market – role of framework agreements.

Additional Information

AMA Research has recently published the 1st Edition of its overview of the UK Central Government Construction Market in the UK, covering the defence, police, immigration, courts, prison, fire & rescue, central government offices and public leisure sectors. The report should be of particular interest to engineering consultancy firms, architects & designers, contractors, suppliers and construction professionals and provides a comprehensive review of the central government construction sector.

While the downturn in the economy is expected to have a negative impact on the growth of the overall construction market, the Central Government sector is due to receive a boost over the short to medium term from the Government’s decision to bring forward £3bn of capital spending to 2009-10 from 2010-11 in order to provide some impetus to the economy. However, this measure will result in lower departmental capital expenditure limits in 2010-11, resulting in more moderate growth in the sector in the medium to longer term even though the overall economy is expected to slowly recover in that period.

While the programme of redevelopments in some sectors such as Central Government Offices is now largely over, some growth is expected to continue over the next few years, supported by government investment in increasing the provision of prison accommodation, improvements to the Fire and Rescue Services, investment in defence accommodation and developments in connection with the 2012 Olympics.

This 1st edition of our report specifically reviews key central government functions including defence, police services, immigration service, courts service, prison service, fire & rescue services, central government offices and public leisure services including current estate size and future estate strategy

The report also reviews the structure and size of the central government construction sector with an analysis of prospects for construction activity in the sector over the next five years and gives a detailed review of major capital building programmes and anticipated capital budgets of key central government departments including MoD, MoJ, DCMS, HMRC and the Home Office.

In addition, the report discusses the key factors affecting the central government sector including the impact of the economic downturn, the Public Value Programme, future public spending levels, implications for central government construction of a change in government including the future of services within the custodial sector, sustainability and the use of offsite construction methods.

Analysis of market developments has been based upon both quantitative and qualitative assessments of both primary and secondary source data. Interpretation of relevant data has been undertaken to explore and support trends within the central government construction market and to provide a basis for forecasts of future prospects

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  1. Eric Hundin
    December 8th, 2009 at 10:48 | #1

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    Eric Hundin

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