Con­struc­tion is set to grow over five years

The Herald Business - - News Digest -

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/

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