The recent report from Barbour ABI was outlined by Lead Economist Michael Dall to an audience at UBM’s new £61 million global headquarters, epitomizing the strength of commercial construction in the capital.
Summarizing the report, construction output was on the increase in 2014, with Londonleading all regions with £28 billion, 23% of the UK total and contracts awarded in London also increasing by over 10 per cent year on year.
Looking at 2015, major London construction projects due to begin include the £600 million Battersea Power Station commercial office led development and the £420 million 10 Fenchurch Street office & retail project.
Michael said:“Moving into 2015, the outlook for overall construction sector growth is encouraging. Residential will likely maintain its dominance as the major sector in construction, with a significant amount of activity likely in London.
"Projects such as the £200 million Leamouth Peninsula North and the £350 million redevelopment of the BBC Television Centre into a residential community will ensure residential in London continues to grow.
"Commercial and retail are also likely to increase output in London and overall forecasted growth for the next four years suggests 2015 will be the strongest for construction. “