North-West Construction Output Is Ten Times National Average

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North-West Construction Output Is Ten Times National Average

North-West Construction Output Is Ten Times National Average

Demand for construction projects in the north of the country is at a high, with more scaffolders in York needed than ever before.

It is not just the north-east that is having a construction boost, as recent figures from the Office of National Statistics (ONS) showed construction output in the north-west has increased by 15 per cent over the year. This is compared with overall output across the UK, which is only 1.5 per cent higher than in 2017.

Therefore, the increase in the north-west is ten times the national average, with the total value of construction for the three months leading to August 2018 in the region having risen by £386 million compared with the same quarter a year ago.

Jake Berry, Northern Powerhouse minister, said: “Anyone visiting the north-west can see the huge number of construction projects underway and these figures show just how valuable they are.”

He added that the construction industry in the region is busy building “new homes, new infrastructure, and a stronger economy”

According to the ONS, the total value of construction output across the UK has risen by £600 million from the quarter leading to August 2017 to the same three-month period this year. This shows there has been growth across the entire country and not just in the north-west.

Earlier this month, the latest New House Building Report from Scotland’s Chief Statistician revealed a massive boost for housing projects in Scotland this year. The data showed a four per cent increase in new housing units constructed between 2017 and 2018, representing the fifth year of growth in a row.