Construction is set to grow over five years
SCOTLAND’S construction industry is expected to continue to grow for the next five years, according to the CITB’s new Construction Skills Network forecasts. Interim figures suggest that construction output in Scotland will increase at an average of 1.6 per cent during the period 2015–2019.
The Private Housing sector is the main driver in the region with Public Non-Housing (3.9 per cent) and Industrial (3.8 per cent) also showing steady growth over the forecast period. Output is below the UK average of 2.9 per cent and is not expected to surpass its 2006 peak within the forecast period.
Graeme Ogilvy, Scotland Director for CITB, said: “Major projects such as the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route and the new Forth Replacement Crossing mean there are a number of employment and output opportunities for the next few years.”
The annual CSN report will be available in January 2015. For more details visit citb.co.uk/ r esearch/ construction- s kil l s - network/