Britain builds back with strong growth forecast for construction industry

Published on 10/06/2021 by EMILY

Strong recovery growth is predicted with expectations construction will return to pre-Covid levels in 2022. The amount of construction work in the North West is set to grow by 4.5% by the end of 2025, with private housing being the fastest growth area.

In the North West, works across the forecast period include a £1.5bn mixed-use brownfield development led by U&I that will provide 1,500 homes, a 300-bed hotel and 2.3 million square feet of office space by 2022. The expected multi-billion-pound Mersey Tidal Power project is set to move into its next phases of planning, with the project proposed to start in 2022. The £300m development of Blackpool Central should create a further 1000 jobs.

CITB Policy Director Steve Radley said: 

“It’s great to see construction coming back so strongly and creating lots of job opportunities. We need to adopt new approaches to meet these growing skills needs and deliver these quickly. We are working closely with government and FE to build better bridges between FE and work and make apprenticeships more flexible. We are also making significant investments in supporting work experience that make it easier for employers to bring in new blood.” 

The construction industry is set to bounce back strong and as the largest construction training provider in the North West, B&FC has cutting-edge industry standard facilities and excellent employer links underpinning its wide range of construction programmes.

Discover how B&FC can help you begin or advance your career in the construction industry here.