Hull Construction Sector On The Up

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Hull Construction Sector On The Up

Hull Construction Sector On The Up

Demand for private housing and infrastructure has seen the construction sector in Hull receive a boost recently.

The Hull Daily Mail revealed that construction workloads were up across the sector in the region during the final three months of 2018. 29 per cent of the firms surveyed said that they had more orders for private housing, while 38 per cent stated that their boost had come from infrastructure projects.

According to the newspaper, some of the biggest house building projects currently underway or in the pipeline include the Poppy Fields development of more than 300 new homes, which will see the first properties become available this year, and the proposed development of 800 new homes at Goole.

However, while there might be plenty of construction schemes on the go, senior economist at the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) Jeffrey Matsu, told the news provider that there are concerns over the lack of construction workers in Hull and the wider region.

“Capacity remains an ongoing constraint for activity more broadly,” Mr Matsu stated.

It seems there will be plenty of opportunities for scaffolders in Hull in the coming months if all the planned projects are approved.

There were only two areas of the construction sector that saw output fall rather than rise in Hull in the final quarter of 2018 – private commercial projects and private industrial projects.

Earlier this month, the Hull flood defence scheme was given the green light by the government. This £42 million project will provide additional protection to 113,000 homes and businesses in the city by reducing the risk of tidal flooding from the Humber.