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Industries hails a jump in construction workloads

Industry experts have said a jump in construction output in late 2021 showed the sector is on an upward trend. Workloads rose 3.5 per cent in November compared to October, with total activity in the month valued at £14.68bn. This was the highest monthly output since September 2019 and the first month that it has…

Industry professionals have stated that a rise in construction output in late 2021 indicates an uptrend in the sector.

Workloads rose 3.5 per cent in November compared to October, with total activity in the month valued at PS14.68bn. This was the highest monthly output since September 2019, and it was also the first time that it topped the PS 14.. 48bn was recorded in February 2020,, just before the pandemic hit the UK.

Kelly Boorman, a partner in

RSM and an analyst for the construction industry, stated that the latest figures support the claim that recovery will pick-up in 2022..

She stated: “The November outputs in construction, together with the momentum to get projects started that were previously delayed, suggests that the construction sector is now back on an upward trend to pre-pandemic levels. There’s an increasing pipeline of large infrastructure projects and repair activity and strong private residential demand .”

All sectors saw an increase in output in November. The strongest month was infrastructure, where activity rose 11.4 percent.

Scape chief executive Mark Robinson said the latest data showed the industry’s resilience, but warned that disruption cause by the pandemic was still a risk: “The impact of

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