Construction sector shows signs of recovery
The construction sector has seen a significant uptick in activity since a sharp drop in December 2020.
New data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) shows that construction is the only sector in the UK economy which is still growing. New work increased by 1.7% in January driven by private commercial and infrastructure, which grew by 4.5% and 3.1% respectively.
Mark Robinson, group chief executive at public procurement specialist SCAPE, said in Construction Enquirer: “The construction industry continues to cement its position at the forefront of the UK’s economic recovery, with the latest output figures hopefully confirming the dips seen in previous months were a temporary setback.
“In contrast to previous economic crises, the next few years represent an opportunity to accelerate public investment in transformative, urban regeneration projects that will ultimately improve communities.”