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13/CLIENT INTELLIGENCE 2013 CLIENT INTELLIGENCE 2013 2/executive summary 6/top client lists 6.1 Top 50 public and regulated sector clients 6.2 Top 50 private sector clients 3.1 Methodology3.1.1 Surveys 7/top 15 public and regulated sector client profiles 3.1.2 Public/private split Basildon District Council 3.1.3 Top client tables and factfiles Birmingham City CouncilCrossrail EDF Energy 4/market overview and key sector breakdown Essex County Council Glasgow City Council 4.1.1 Private housing 4.1.2 Public/social housing Homes and Communities Agency 4.2 Public sector building Kent County Council Ministry of Defence 4.2.3 Other central and local government 4.3 Private sector building South Tyneside Metropolitan Borough Council Sunderland City Council Transport Scotland 4.3.3. Industrial4.3.4 Leisure and other private sector building 8/top 15 private sector client profiles 4.4 Infrastructure 4.4.2 Energy, airports and communications Covent Garden Market Authority 4.4.3 Water, harbours and flood defence 4.5 Repair and maintenance Gallagher Developments 4.5.1 Residential 4.5.2 Non-housing 4.6 Regional spending predictions Legal and General 4.7 Further market trends Lend LeasePeel GroupSainsbury's 5/client sentiment survey 5.2 Selection processes 5.4 Payment5.5 Qualities sought 5.6 Innovation 9/appendix: list of key supply chain partners 5.7 Government policy by value of project CLIENT INTELLIGENCE 2013 2/ExEcutivE summary The last 12 months have seen little change l The majority of private clients are
in the raft of difficult issues facing UK optimistic about starting or restarting
The research shows that the construction clients. The economy has projects put on hold this year. The survey
private sector's distaste for been bouncing along the bottom, unable found 58% of private clients are set to start
using frameworks to procure to decide between recession or growth, but projects, up from 50% in 2012.
with continuing funding constraints for the construction services has only private sector and cuts in public sector capital l Public sector clients are more focused on
deepened over the past year spending, construction output fell by more cost than ever before: price has become the
than 8% in 2012.
most significant factor when choosing a
The findings of Building's second Client contractor for 38% of public clients, and the
Intelligence white paper show that intense use of "target price" contracts, which share
followed by price and financial stability – but difficulties remain in obtaining approval to price risk, has halved.
a far higher proportion of public sector clients go ahead with major construction projects, said price was the key determinant than last because of continued difficulty acquiring l Payment times in the public and regulated
year. Interestingly the same isn't true for the development funding and the uncertain sectors have improved, with more than
private sector, for whom the priorities have economic outlook.
60% paying within 30 days. However,
barely changed.
However, the findings also show the first major payment problems remain in the
Sustainability seems to have fallen signs of a nascent recovery in the private private sector, with 46% taking more
further down the pecking order, with far sector: more private clients are expecting to than 30 days.
less government focus on the issue than be able to restart projects than at this time under the previous administration. While a last year – more than half of all of those l The overwhelming majority of clients still
contractor's track record on sustainability surveyed. But, with the public sector more make use of retention payments – 77% in
remains a low priority for both public and price-conscious than ever, the research both the public and private sector.
private clients, the number that report using is clear that a significant turnaround in "whole life costing" in their procurement is workload is not an immediate prospect.
l The private sector is ahead of the
sharply down on last year. Both public and According to our research for this public sector in the use of both BIM and
private clients say more leadership is needed white paper, which included a survey and project bank accounts, with more than
from government to justify the investment interviews with over 300 construction clients, twice as many private clients using project
in sustainability, with nearly two-thirds of there are a huge range of issues preventing bank accounts, and 46% using BIM,
private clients supporting the roll-out of work from starting. General macro-economic compared to just 36% of public clients.
display energy certificates to private sector uncertainty is the biggest problem for private sector clients, while three-quarters The research shows that the private sector's still say it is difficult or impossible to access distaste for using frameworks to procure development finance – exactly the same construction services has only deepened over proportion as last year. The government's the past year, with the proportion saying austerity programme is also blamed for they had used frameworks in the last year making the problem worse, with four times dropping significantly. By far the majority as many clients saying it is worsening of private clients predominantly procure by confidence than improving the situation.
inviting selected contractors to compete. More than half of public and regulated Meanwhile, the public sector's method sector clients report that construction of procuring, predominantly through budgets have been cut since 2010, with more frameworks, has barely changed. This and than two-fifths expecting budgets to be cut other data tends to give weight to last year's again before the end of the parliament.
finding that contractors shouldn't expect This has seen the public sector refocus major changes in the way public clients on price. On average, both public and procure following the implementation of private clients see build quality as the most the government's Construction Strategy. important factor when selecting a contractor, About half this year say they have made no CLIENT INTELLIGENCE 2013 change since the publication of the strategy a year ago, and even fewer than last year say they have a strategy for reducing costs by 15-20% over the life of the parliament, as the Construction Strategy calls for. Indeed, much of the forward-thinking procurement behaviour that the Construction Strategy calls for seems to be led by the private, not public sector. Private sector clients are more likely to make use of both BIM and project bank accounts than public sector ones. However, there are signs of public sector progress on BIM, at least.
The survey repeats last year's finding that the construction industry will have to continue to bear behaviour from clients, both public and private, that it finds frustrating and potentially damaging. Private sector clients take longer to pay than public ones, but still more than a quarter of public clients take longer than 30 days. Retention payments, a particular bug bear for contractors, are used by more than three-quarters of clients.
Overall, the survey points to clients that are retaining a ruthless focus on cost and efficiency when they buy construction work, even though (in the private sector, at least) they are more hopeful that the economy will improve enough to allow them to restart projects. Far too many public and private clients – though a slightly lower proportion than last year – still say they struggle to find suppliers with the skills they need, despite intense competition.
Client factfiles
The white paper includes 30 factfiles on
the biggest public and private clients,
excluding the volume housebuilders, who
tend to construct in-house. Including
interviews with the key people responsible
for buying work, these highlight their
upcoming pipeline, and who they
currently work with.
CLIENT INTELLIGENCE 2013 This white paper provides a comprehensive industry executives referred to in chapter In the white paper the definition of a guide to the most important construction 4 was emailed to a targeted group of CEOs public sector client was taken to include those clients in the UK, and what they think. It and senior executives drawn from Building clients working in industries subject to public provides an overview of where the work is by magazine's contacts and from registered economic regulation, such as social housing, sector and by region, and a sense of what some users of the Building website.
energy and rail. These organisations, such as of the biggest construction firms think about The private and public/regulated sector Network Rail, water companies and housing the state of the market.
client surveys were emailed to a 40,000-strong associations, are technically private bodies, The recession has led to a period of list of clients drawn from the databases of UBM but their spending is largely determined by the intense pressure on the industry, with Built Environment, the publisher of Building. public sector, they are often forced to follow a public sector workloads falling dramatically. In addition, the surveys were also emailed to public sector agenda, and they share many of The government has continued with its the database of clients held by pre-qualification the traits of public clients. However, drawing procurement reform agenda, and private service ConstructionLine, and the British the line in this way inevitably becomes hazy at clients too have responded to the changes in the margins, and some firms are included as The survey of the public and regulated sector public sector that may be disputed.
Through a survey of over 300 public and garnered 208 responses. Of these, 57% were private clients and a series of interviews with from what is generally considered the public 3.1.2 top client tables and factfiles the biggest, this white paper analyses all of the sector – central government, quangos and local issues most important to construction firms: authorities. Of the rest, the biggest single sector The data on individual clients is compiled what clients value in their supply chain, how was housing associations, with 49 respondents; from information provided by Barbour ABI, a they want to buy, and what's likely to change. the rest came from private companies leading provider of construction intelligence In addition we use data from the UK's in regulated sectors, including 13 from products, providing UK companies with leading provider of construction market infrastructure providers. The vast majority sales leads, contact data, CRM software and information, Barbour ABI, to provide a list of of the respondents procure more than £5m market intelligence. Barbour ABI is owned the 50 biggest public and 50 biggest private of construction a year, with the largest single by Building's publisher, UBM, and the firm's clients in the UK, by volume of current work chunk, 31%, procuring between £20 and £99m market research team communicates with – and they're not necessarily who you would of construction a year. A smaller proportion, more than 25,000 professionals every month. think. For the top 30 of these the white paper 11%, procure between £100m and £999m, and Data has not been independently cross- drills down further, showing their upcoming a small elite, 4% procure more than £1bn.
checked with the clients mentioned.
work, and the contractors, QSs and architect The survey of the private clients generated The list of 50 biggest clients is based only that they most like to work with – enabling around 120 responses, with commercial and upon current and future schemes. The value you to benchmark yourself against the most mixed-use developers making up almost 60% of schemes is based upon the estimated total of them. There were over 30 responses from construction value of "live" projects where housebuilders, and a further 17 from retail and the main contract has been awarded in the leisure sector clients. last two years, or is currently on site, or is due The biggest contingent of private clients, to commence before January 2015. Overall 25%, commission between £100m and £999m masterplan schemes have been excluded in This white paper has been compiled through of work per year. However, a sizable minority favour of the smaller individual schemes that a series of interviews and surveys by Building commission very small amounts of work, with make them up. Schemes on hold have also been magazine conducted in April and May this 21% procuring under £1m of work per year, excluded. In addition, the estimated values year. The market overview consists of a and another 12% procuring between £1m and of multi-year framework agreements have literature review plus the findings of a straw £4m. Less than 5% of respondents, five in total, been excluded on the basis that the work isn't poll of construction industry chief executives commission more than £1bn of work each per and senior figures.
The detailed profiles of the top 30 clients is based upon the Barbour ABI list of the 3.1.2 public/private split 50 biggest current clients in the public and private sectors. However, the pure volume The quantitative surveys were carried out It is impossible to wholly split the public from housebuilders, many of whom are technically using the online tool SurveyMonkey. the private sector in a world where so many the largest private clients in the industry, have The straw poll of senior construction projects are public-private partnerships. been removed. This is because housebuilders

CLIENT INTELLIGENCE 2013 generally act as main contractor on their However, like the split between the public developments, controlling the build directly and and private sector, the line between a volume commissioning any specialist subcontractors housebuilder and a developer is hazy at the when required themselves. After conversations margins, and others may draw the line in a with a number of the housebuilders it was decided slightly different place.
that Berkeley Group should remain on the list, For the specific criteria governing the creation because its construction model is generally much of each individual dataset on the factfile pages, closer to that of traditional developers, where it see the example below: works alongside external main contractors.
samplE cliENt profilE 1 Name of client
2 The number of current projects being undertaken
3 The number and value of current projects has
been calculated of on the basis of "live" projects where the main contract has been awarded in the last two years, is currently on site or due to commence before January 2015. Overall masterplan schemes have been excluded in favour of the smaller individual schemes that make them up. Schemes on hold have also been excluded. In addition the estimated values of multi-year framework agreements have been excluded on the basis that the work isn't guaranteed. All data on these pages is based on information from Barbour ABI: 4 Profile of client, including type of work, how
it procures, and interviews senior figures where possible 5 The largest of the live projects by value, including
the stage they are at 6 A graph showing the value of construction
contracts let by the client in each of the last five years 7 Projects in the clients' future pipeline, calculated
as those where contracts not yet awarded, and are due to commence after July 2013 8 Lists of the top three contractors, QSs and
architects the client uses. This is based on the total value of the projects upon which the given partner is currently working or has worked in the last five years. See Appendix for total value of projects worked on by key supply chain partners 9 Clients' head office postal address
CLIENT INTELLIGENCE 2013 4/markEt ovErviEw aNd kEy sEctor brEakdowN Summary – 2012 spend: £98.11bn
period, having recorded a fall in output of are pockets of growth, with the housing sector Against a backdrop of continuing retraction 4% in 2012. This is due in part to government standing out in particular, robust recovery in public spending and a weak economy, the initiatives such as First Buy and the Funding will have to wait for wider economic revival outlook for construction output continues to for Lending scheme, as well as in the longer or a return to significant investment by the be poor. Output in 2012 fell by 8.1% against term the Help to Buy programme announced 2011 and the forecasts for this year anticipate in chancellor George Osborne's budget further reduction, with Experian predicting statement this year.
a contraction of 2.6%, the Construction Infrastructure is also seen as a key Products Association (CPA) 2.1% and Hewes contributor to the industry's recovery, with & Associates 3.1%.
transport and energy in particular regarded 2012 spend: £17.02bn
Opinion on when the recovery will start as growth sub-sectors. Road repair projects Taking both public and private housing varies. Both Hewes and Experian expect announced in last year's autumn statement together, output fell in 2012 by 7.7%. further contraction in 2014 of 0.8%, while should start to have an impact on bottom According to Experian, however, overall the CPA anticipates a return to, albeit lines in the short term and ongoing spending housing output is expected to return to modest, growth of 1.9%. However, all three on the sub-regional Crossrail project – the growth in 2013 of 1.3%, on the back of a 3% organisations predict that 2015 will see largest single construction scheme in Europe expansion in private housing output and growth, with Hewes most pessimistic with 1% – continues to provide a vital source of work. despite further contraction of 5% in public and the CPA most optimistic with 3.8%.
In addition, wind farm development and housing. Overall output is expected to grow Meanwhile, a straw poll of 10 senior decommissioning works on the UK's nuclear by 7% in 2014 before falling back to 5% in executives in the industry carried out for this power infrastructure continue to provide white paper demonstrated a split in opinion valuable revenue streams, although analysts Leaders in the construction industry over when stable economic growth will return are pessimistic about the prospects for work who took part in the straw poll agreed that to the construction sector. Three of these on new nuclear facilities contributing much housing is the sector most likely to bounce industry leaders believed next year would to balance sheets in the short term. Indeed, back quickest. According to those who ranked see recovery while four opted for 2015 and Hewes' forecast discounts the Hinkley Point sources of work for the poll, nine out of 10 a further three were markedly pessimistic, C project entirely in its calculations.
said they expected privately funded housing believing that growth would not be seen until In terms of risk, analysts' warnings range to be the area of the new-build construction "2017 or later".
from macro-economic concerns to doubts market to recover the quickest.
There is a consensus among analysts over the prospects of complex yet vital As for publicly funded housing, seven of that the government's austerity agenda England-specific policy levers. The possibility these 10 said they expected this sector to be continues to be the major contributing factor of further – potentially devastating – turmoil the most or second-most important area of to the travails of the construction industry, in the eurozone cannot be ignored, with the government spending for their business over with the CPA reporting that government ongoing problems in key economies such as the next two years.
spending on construction in 2013 is likely Spain and Italy of particular note: if either to be 18% or £7bn lower this year than were to default the consequences for the in 2010. Public sector housing starts fell continuation of the economic union and the 4.1.1 private housing by 19% in 2012 and a further fall of 4% is prospects of its trading partners would be anticipated in 2013. Both education and 2012 spend: £13.40bn
health spending are anticipated to fall by 15% From a domestic point of view, analysts Private housing output fell by 4.3% in 2012 this year, compounding falls of 25% and 19% point out that the speed at which announced following two years of growth. Private respectively in 2012.
infrastructure spending translates into housing starts fell by 7%, with completions Asked in the straw poll for their views on actual work remains a key concern and increasing 3% boosted by previous years' the government's spending cuts, seven of that essential drivers of the repairs and the senior executives agreed that cuts were maintenance (R&M) sector, such the Green However, the evidence from the tail end of necessary but argued that "growth now Deal, remain unproven.
2012 and the beginning of 2013 is promising. depends on capital spending". Presuming that the coalition government Orders were up in the last quarter of 2012 and However, there are still opportunities to be remains committed to its stated programme at £2.45bn were the best seen since the third found. Private sector housing, for instance, is of austerity, the prospects for the construction quarter of 2010. Accordingly, the CPA expects expected to grow each year over the forecast industry remain sluggish at best. While there that private housing starts will increase by CLIENT INTELLIGENCE 2013 8% in 2013, followed by 10% in 2014 and 12% and the company anticipates additional falls with nine schemes registered in the first three in 2015. Similarly, completions are expected of 10.8% in 2013 and 9.6% in 2014. Output is months of 2013 and 15 registered in the last to grow by 4% in 2013, 9% in 2014 and 10% in expected to stabilise in 2015, at which point quarter of 2012 and first quarter of 2013. 2015 to reach 128,867 homes. Hewes expects it to be 20% lower than in 2012 According to the CPA, the growth in and 42% below the 2010 peak. 4.2.3 other central and local government private sector housebuilding will be boosted The straw poll of senior executives, by the Help to Buy programme, announced however, revealed a degree of confidence 2012 spend: £2.2bn
in this year's budget and already partially in the education and healthcare sectors as Output in this sector, which includes prisons, up and running. The programme replaces sources of work with half of the 10 taking the armed forces' estates and law courts, two previous schemes – New Buy and First part arguing that the latter will prove to be fell by 10% in 2012 following a steep decline Buy – and provides a mixture of mortgage the most or second-most important area of in 2011. According to the CPA, output will guarantees and equity loans, all on more government spending for their business over decline again in 2013 before bottoming out in generous terms to housebuilders than the the next two years.
2014. By 2017, the end of the CPA's forecast previous programmes. period, output is expected to be £2bn. However, there has been some movement 4.1.2 public/social housing in the sector in the last year. The Ministry 2012 spend: £5.26bn
of Justice signed framework contracts worth 2012 spend: £3.62bn
Education output fell by 2.5% in 2011 and 25% about £1bn last year, which should feed The switch from the old National Affordable in 2012 due to sharp cuts to the Department through into work on the UK's prisons estate Housing Programme to the Affordable for Education's capital budget. The sector as well as the court estate. The Defence Homes Programme, combined with accounted for 54% of non-housing public Infrastructure Organisation's framework, significant reductions in the Department output last year. According to the CPA, worth around £400m annually, is currently for Communities and Local Government's output is expected to contract by a further out to tender and is expected to be signed by (DCLG) capital expenditure budget, led 15% in 2013 and 1% in 2014, before seeing the end of the year. Finally, the CPA reports to a fall in social housing starts of 19% to a return to modest growth in 2015. School that the MoD is planning to invest £1bn 22,712 in 2012. According to Hewes, the fact building in the medium term is expected from its capital budget on accommodation that the Affordable Homes Programme to benefit from an additional £1bn capital for troops returning from Germany in the allows housing associations to increase investment announced in December's medium term.
rents in new developments and thus borrow autumn statement for free schools and development finance on the open market to academies. This has resulted in 78 schools fund development will not make up for the having now been selected to share £700m 4.3 private sector building fall in capital grant. As a result, completions of direct funding from the Priority Schools are expected to fall by a further 10% in 2013 Building Programme, with a further 46 2012 spend: £24.94bn
and 4% in 2014 before stabilising in 2015 and schools to be financed privately. Procurement According to both Experian and Hewes, returning to growth of 1% in 2016, according is under way and the first schools are due to commercial output, which includes both office and retail development, is set fall The CPA also anticipates that the DCLG's significantly over the next two or three years. decision in August last year to make it Conversely, industrial output is predicted to easier for private housebuilders to challenge increase over the same period.
previously agreed section 106 agreements 2012 spend: £1.5bn
dictating levels of public housing will have a Output in health construction saw double- detrimental effect on the sub-sector, although digit decline in both 2011 and 2012. The sector it recognises that the policy move may accounted for 16% of non-housing output 2012 spend: £6.48bn
ultimately have a positive impact on private last year. The CPA predicts that output will Output in the office sector contracted by contract further in over the next two years, 9% in 2012 and the CPA expects a further with growth only expected to return in 2015 contraction of 4% this year. Output in 2014 is followed by 2% rises in both 2016 and 2017, by expected to be flat before starting to rise again 4.2 public sector building which time output should total £1.3bn. in 2015 and 2016, by 6% and 7% respectively. The Procure 21+ framework will be the key The CPA also reports that the London office 2012 spend: £9.74bn
source of work until the initiative's conclusion market continues to outperform the rest of According to Hewes, output in public sector in 2016. According to the CPA, there are the UK, referencing Google's new £300m non-housing construction fell by 21% in 2012 currently 120 active Procure 21+ schemes headquarters in King's Cross – due to begin CLIENT INTELLIGENCE 2013 work towards the end of this year – and £ between 2013 and 2015. According to 4.4.3 water, harbours and flood defence Goldman Sachs' plans for a new HQ in the CPA, infrastructure output will exceed its 2011 peak in 2015 and continue to rise. The 2012 spend: £2.62bn
public sector currently accounts for 30% of According to the CPA, water and sewerage infrastructure output and Hewes expects this output is expected to fall in 2013, followed to rise over the next few years, although the by growth of 2% in 2014. Once work on the 2012 spend: £5.24bn
private sector is still expected to remain the Thames Tideway Tunnel gets underway Retail output contracted by 16% in 2012, dominant force.
the CPA predicts growth of 5% in 2015 largely due to big retailers such as Sainsbury's and 8% in 2016. Harbours also saw 63% and Tesco cutting back on their expansion increase in orders last year. Work continues plans. Orders in the sector have declined by on the London Gateway port project in the 75% since 2006. According to the CPA, retail 2012 spend: £5.48bn
Thames Estuary, with the first phase of the output will contract by a further 10% this According to the CPA, rail output will development due to open towards the end of year before returning to growth in 2014, when increase by 14% in 2013, 10% in 2014 and output is expected to grow by 1.5% followed 5% in 2015 driven by major London projects such as Crossrail, the ongoing upgrade of the Thameslink line and the refurbishment and 4.5 repairs and maintenance development of London Bridge station, as well as increased investment from Network 2012 spend: £35.02bn
2012 spend: £3.28bn
R&M output contracted by 2% in 2012 and Industrial output grew by about 1% in Following a fall in the Highways Agency Experian expects that it will fall by just short 2012, with factories performing much budget between 2010 and 2012, funding for of 1% in 2013 before returning to modest better than warehouses, benefiting from roads is set to increase from this year. In growth of around 1% in 2014 and 3% in 2015.
strong investment in the automotive and total, £415m of motorway upgrade contracts engineering sectors. Factory output rose are currently being procured, with work 4.5.1 residential by 17% to £1.97bn, while warehouse output scheduled to start towards the end of the year. declined by 9% to £1.23bn. New orders for Orders for new road works were 85% higher in 2012 spend: £16.04bn
industrial construction also rose last year by 2012 than in 2011 and the CPA expects output Public housing R&M output increased by 35% to £2.6bn – the highest level since 2008 – in the sub-sector to be up 8% in 2013 and 10% 0.6% in 2012 following a sharp contraction based almost entirely on new factory orders, in 2014 with further expansion to follow.
of 8% in 2011. However, Experian expects no particularly in the automotive sector.
further fall in 2013 and a return to growth of 4.4.2 energy, airports and communications 1% in 2014 and 2% in 2015. Private housing 4.3.4 leisure and other private sector building R&M output fell by 6% in 2012, although on 2012 spend: £3.31bn
the back of a less dramatic decline of 1.3% in 2012 spend: £9.94bn
Electricity remains one the few reliable 2011. Experian expects a further contraction Output in the leisure and entertainment growth sectors for the foreseeable future with of 1% in 2013 before a return to growth of 3% sector declined by 14% in 2012 and now output rising between 2011 and 2012 despite in 2014 and 5% in 2015. According to the CPA, stands at 16% below the average since 2000. a drop in overall infrastructure output. The the rise in public housing R&M is accounted The CPA predicts further contraction of 5% CPA expects output to rise in the sub-sector for by the fact that basic repairs have to take this year followed by a fall of 1% in 2014 and a by 7% in 2013, 10% in 2014 and 15% in 2015. place under law and that the Decent Homes rise of 1% in 2015. However, at the time of writing, the future programme has been extended to 2015 to deal of the nuclear build programme remains with a backlog in work. in doubt, with negotiations over the "strike While the CPA says that the impact of 4.4 infrastructure price" at Hinkley Point C still ongoing. energy saving initiatives such as the Green Indeed, Hewes discounts the nuclear Deal and Energy Company Obligation on 2012 spend: £11.41bn
sub-sector entirely in its forecasts. While private housing R&M remain uncertain, Infrastructure output fell by 12% in 2012, the future of airport development in the it says that the recent increase in property largely due to the completion of the latest South-east – vital to the sub-sector – remains transactions should drive recovery in the programme of M25 widening and the mired in political machinations, there has short to medium term. A1 upgrade. However, prospects in the been some progress recently, with Heathrow In terms of the straw poll's results, six out infrastructure sector are relatively good, with announcing a £3bn investment plan covering of the 10 senior executives who commented Hewes expecting output to rise by 12% or 2014 to 2019.
on the Green Deal said it would provide their CLIENT INTELLIGENCE 2013 firm with some work over the next year, with North-east and London recording 41% and South-east – which Hewes says will return to five of these predicting this would be worth 35% falls in orders respectively, while the east a period of relative stability up to 2015 – and up to 5% of turnover.
of England saw a rise of 92%.
five the Midlands, with other regions scoring The poll also revealed continuing While the decline in the North-east more poorly.
frustration that the government is not more isn't surprising given the wider economic actively selling the scheme, with seven out of performance of the region, the London figure the 10 arguing that it is not doing enough to is more startling: orders fell from £3.01bn in 4.7 further market trends incentivise customers to take it up.
the last quarter of 2011 to £1.96bn in the last quarter of 2012.
The straw poll of 10 senior construction 4.5.2 non-housing The sharpness of the fall can be accounted executives suggested that, with the market for by the drop in infrastructure orders, from in the UK still tough, firms are increasingly 2012 spend: £18.98bn
£1.19bn in Q4 2011 to £309m in Q4 2012. looking towards consolidation and work Public sector non-residential R&M output Reassuringly, infrastructure orders for Q3 overseas for growth.
fell 1% to £7.2bn between 2011 and 2012, were almost the exact reverse, with orders of For example, eight out of the 10 said according to the CPA. The CPA says that £312m in Q3 2011 and £1.11bn in Q3 2012. In they expected the proportion of their firm's output will fall 3% in 2013 followed by a other words, the procurement timetables of turnover that comes from international further reduction of 1% in 2014. Growth of a handful of mega-projects such as Crossrail work to increase over the next two years, 1.5% is expected in 2015, and by the end of have had a disproportionate effect on the with South Asia and the Middle East/North the reporting period in 2017 the CPA expects statistics for the capital.
Africa seen as the areas of most significant output to stand at £7.2bn – still 10% lower That said, Hewes points out that than the peak in 2009. commercial orders and education are In terms of consolidation, a striking six out In the private sector, non-residential R&M massively down in London in 2013, and of 10 said they expected their business to be totalled £11.7bn in 2012, up 0.7% on 2011. although the outlook for 2014 and 2015 is a part of further industry consolidation, either However, output slipped consistently in each little better, infrastructure work is peaking, through a merger, being acquired or acquiring quarter of the year, with the final quarter public non-housing orders are down and any another company.
down 11% on the first quarter. The CPA has upturn in the commercial sector is unlikely revised its expectations for the sub-sector in while so many offices remain vacant.
line with prospects for the commercial sector, Conversely, new orders were up very Six out of the 10 industry chief as well as the wider economy. It now expects significantly in other regions. The best executives said they expected output to be flat in 2013 and for it to grow performing, the east of England, saw strong between 2% and 3% each year to 2017. growth in private commercial, private their business to be part of further housing, infrastructure and non-housing industry consolidation, either public construction. Similarly, Scotland 4.6 regional spending through a merger, being acquired saw orders rise 82% from £734m to £1.34bn over the same period, with growth or acquiring another company in all sub-sectors covered by ONS data apart Nationally, output fell 9% in the last quarter from private housing, which contracted of 2012 compared with the same period of The poll also revealed a general level 2011, from £26.69bn to £24.21bn. Indeed, The North-west also reported strong of frustration with UK government policy according to Office for National Statistics growth in orders – up 64% – with private connected with the built environment. (ONS) data, output was down in all but one industrial orders up just short of 900%, from The exception to the rule appears to be region of the UK: Wales escaped contraction, £36m in Q4 2011 to £353m in Q4 2012. The Whitehall's drive to push take-up of but didn't see an increase in output either. region hasn't seen that level of new private building information modelling (BIM). Contraction rates varied significantly across industrial orders for at least a decade. Hewes Seven out of the 10 questioned said their the country, with the South-east seeing the predicts that activity levels will continue to firms were already using BIM, with the highest rate of contraction at 16% and the rise in the North-west up to 2015.
remaining three planning to adopt it in the east of England the lowest at just over 2%.
Questioned through the straw poll on the next two years.
However, there are signs that the market regions of the UK that will offer "significant may have turned: nationally, orders were 11% opportunities" for their businesses over higher in the last quarter of 2012 than they the next two years, nine out of 10 senior were in the same period in 2011. Here the construction industry respondents pointed regional differences are striking, with the to London. Six of the 10 also highlighted the CLIENT INTELLIGENCE 2013 5/cliENt sENtimENt survEy The sentiment of the construction industry's Fig 1. How easy do you find it to access project/development finance in the current market?
largest clients is one the most accurate (Data sample: private sector clients)
gauges of the sector's present state of health and future outlook. This chapter of the white paper presents clients' workloads and analyses the corresponding key trends in how they procure and manage construction, as well as how they feel the industry engages with them and how their views have evolved during the past year. The findings are based on a survey conducted in May of more than 300 of the industry's public and private sector clients and in-depth interviews with leading procuring organisations. The results for 2013 are compared with the information gathered in a similar survey for our 2012 Client Intelligence white paper. These comparisons highlight changing trends in payment terms, clients' views on the financial stability of contractors, the response of public sector procurers to the government's Construction Strategy and the role of building information modelling (BIM) in the sector. This year's survey found that most clients expect access to funds for financing projects to remain constrained in the months ahead. However, many do expect to overcome this projects, which means that the situation that challenge, at least to some extent, as they the industry has faced since the financial believe projects put on hold will restart and downturn started in 2008 still holds. When new projects will begin. private clients were asked to identify the When the private client representatives biggest barrier to commissioning more were asked how easy they find access to construction work, the most popular factor development finance in the current market, was general macro-economic uncertainty, the largest group, 48.5%, selected "not easy", cited by 22.6% (fig 2). This was followed by with a further 23.2% opting for "not easy at poor outlook for tenants, cited by 19.4% and all" – 71.7% in total (fig 1). These results are a reduced appetite for risk (18.3%). Lack of worse than last year, when a slightly smaller bank lending was cited by 15.1% and lack of proportion, 71%, answered the same question other funding sources by 17.2% – a situation with "not easy" or "not easy at all", and a that most private clients expect to continue, larger proportion, 20% of the total, said it with 59.6% of those surveyed anticipating that was "easy" or "very easy", down to just 15.1% their ability to access development finance will stay the same in the next six months. This year's results show that lenders Within the private sector, the results for remain reluctant to finance construction housebuilders, though a smaller survey group CLIENT INTELLIGENCE 2013 Fig 2. What do you perceive to be the biggest barrier preventing you from commissioning more construction?
(Data sample: private sector clients)
n General macro-economic uncertainty 22.6% n Poor outlook for your business' potential tenants/customers n Reduced appetite at your organisation for risk in the current market n Lack of availability of other funding/finance n Lack of availability of bank lending 15.1% n High cost of construction Fig 3. Do you anticipate your business to be more likely to start/restart projects or to put
of 34 respondents, suggested that this area existing projects onhold in the next six months? (Data sample: private sector clients)
of the sector finds it even more difficult to secure funding. Just over half said it was "not easy" to access development finance and a further 23.1% said it was "not easy at all". This indicates that funding remains challenging for privately-owned housebuilders despite improved conditions, including many reporting increased sales and profits in recent months and measures such as the Funding for Lending initiative bolstering banks' ability to finance their schemes. However, the survey results were a slight improvement on last year, when 42.9% of housebuilders said access to development finance was "not easy at all" and 33.3% deemed it "not easy".
Despite this, overall, private sector clients have become more confident about the prospects for projects. A majority of 58% expect their company to either start or restart projects in the next six months (fig 3). This compares with 50% last year. One private sector client said: "It feels like the global economy is stabilising and in the UK it seems that we've avoided a ‘triple dip' recession, so while we are not expecting a building boom, the environment is becoming more conducive for us to take projects forward." Again, the CLIENT INTELLIGENCE 2013 housebuilders were less optimistic, with just Fig 4. Do you anticipate your organisation to be more likely to start/restart projects or put
existing projects on hold in the next six months? (Data sample: public and regulated
under half anticipating starting or restarting sector clients)
projects in the period. Among the public sector clients surveyed, n Put projects on hold the outlook for short-term future spending n Start/restart projects has improved marginally compared with n Neither of the above last year, even though budgets have been constrained as part of the government's efforts to cut the national deficit. In 2012 when the survey group was asked how much their construction budget had been cut since before the 2010 Comprehensive Spending Review, 37.1% of respondents said the budget had remained the same or grown. This year, that figure rose to 46.2%. Likewise the proportion that said they had experienced a cut of 10% or more fell from 51.5% to 42.4%. That said, when asked whether they thought their organisation was likely to start,
restart or put projects on hold in the next six
months, the numbers were very similar to last Fig 5. Do you expect your budget to improve or get worse before the end of the Spending
year: 37.6% said they expected projects to start Review period? (Data sample: public and regulated sector clients)
or restart, and 22.6% said they expected to put
projects on hold (fig 4).
And an increasing number of public sector clients believe that, in the longer term, their capital budgets will be cut further, perhaps reflecting indications from government that additional budget cuts will be made in 2015/16. Some 46.2% expect the cuts they have seen so far to worsen by the end of the Spending Review period in 2015, up from 37% last year (fig 5). One public sector client says: "We are undertaking a major drive to make efficiencies in all areas of procurement and all the indications are that we will have to push this even further in the "It feels like the global economy is stabilising and in the UK it seems we've avoided a ‘triple dip' recession, so while we are not expecting a building boom, the environment is becoming more conducive for us to take projects forward"Private sector client CLIENT INTELLIGENCE 2013 5.2 selection processes Fig 6. What is your predominant method of procuring contractors? (Data sample: private
sector clients)
The contrast between preferred methods of n Negotiated contract procurement in the public and private sectors n Invited selected contractors found in last year's survey has remained intact. While private bodies tend to approach their contractors of choice, public sector n Public competition bodies primarily procure from frameworks. n Select or tender within In the private sector, clients' predominant method of procuring contractors remains n Other long-term partnering inviting selected companies to compete, favoured by 50.9% of those surveyed (fig 6). A further 20.7% prefer to negotiate the contract directly with a contractor, without a competitive bidding process. This trend was more pronounced among private housebuilders, of whom 54.8% said their predominant procurement method was Fig 7. What is your predominant method of procuring contractors? (Data sample: public and
inviting contractors to compete, while 25.8% regulated sector clients)
opt mostly for negotiated contracts. What use of frameworks there is among private sector clients has decreased markedly, n Using your organisation's with 42% of respondents saying they made some use of frameworks this year, in contrast with 50.3% in 2013. n Using a framework overseen One representative of a leading private by a separate organisation developer interviewed says there is a clear rationale behind invitation-only tendering. He says: "We invite a select group of firms to bid for our projects. It is a costly business for a contractor to produce a good, detailed tender, so if you pick the right people in advance and give them a one in two or three chance of winning the job you are more likely to get a considered approach from the contractors." Public sector clients, which are restricted by regulations from using such closed This was the most popular reason cited for are even less likely to use OJEU, presumably selection processes, tend to use frameworks use of frameworks, whereas clients said because their resources and expenditure rather than the other main route open to OJEU still required greater amounts of time are particularly constrained. Among those them of tendering through the Official and higher costs. procuring £1m-4m worth of construction Journal of the European Union (OJEU). One council procurer criticises OJEU work per year, only 13.6% use the journal Of the public sector clients surveyed, because he believes it leads to smaller predominantly, while 54.5% use their 51.6% said their predominant method of businesses being excluded from contracts: organisation's own framework and 27.3% procurement was to use their organisation's "We like to employ small firms and we see opt for another body's framework. Among own framework; a further 18.6% use another this as our responsibility but most don't have those procuring less than £1m annually, none organisation's framework (fig 7). the bid teams needed to get through the reported mainly using OJEU. Only one in four (24.8%) predominantly OJEU process. The problem for us is we have Indeed, use of frameworks in the public use OJEU. These percentages, which are more than 2,000 lease holders so when they sector appears to be increasing. Some 83.8% broadly the same as last year's findings, are involved in a contract by law we have to of the sector's respondents said that they reflect the belief that frameworks result in use OJEU so that they can have a say in the made at least some use of frameworks, improved co-operation with contractors, due selection process." compared with 81.6% in 2012. The trend looks to the longer term nature of the relationship. Public bodies procuring smaller amounts set to become even more pronounced because CLIENT INTELLIGENCE 2013 45.2% said they expected their organisation's Fig 8. Do you make use of any of the following in your relationship with your supply
chain or suppliers? Tick all that apply. (Data sample: public and regulated sector clients)
use of frameworks to grow. Electronic tendering, championed by the previous Labour government as a more efficient approach to the bidding process n Project bank accounts within the public sector, appears not to have n Retention payments seen increased take-up in the past year. Less n Electronic tendering than half (44.9%) of respondents in 2012 n Factoring or reverse said they made any use of electronic tendering and this year the percentage is n Rebates, incentive payments or any other Prequalification, which can save time for clients and money for suppliers, is form of money back also used relatively sparingly. This is despite the availability of methods to make prequalification less time-consuming such as the Constuctionline service and the government's introduction in 2010 of PAS91, a standardised prequalification form that means suppliers only have to go through the process of inputting basic details, such as insurance arrangements, once. Despite the fact that PAS91 was updated in April to make it more user-friendly, only 37.7% of public sector clients said they used the standard or any other form of prequalification.
As tendering remains extremely Fig 9. Do you make use of any of the following in your relationship with your supply chain
competitive, the clients interviewed reported or suppliers? Tick all that apply. (Data sample: private sector clients)
that they are concerned by below-cost bidding, echoing the views expressed in n Project bank accounts last year's interviews. This year one public n Retention payments sector client representative said: "We are n Electronic tendering very sensitive to below-cost bidding. We try to tackle it by selecting based on quality n Factoring or reverse rather than prices and really questioning the contractor about whether they can deliver n Rebates, incentive what they say they will for the price – and payments or any other hopefully getting them to realise what would form of money back be a more sensible price. In many cases we have not selected main contractors and specialist trades because their bids looked too low. We are spending government money so "In many cases we have not selected main contractors and specialist trades because their bids looked too low"Public sector client CLIENT INTELLIGENCE 2013 Fig 10. What types of contract do you use most? (Data sample: private sector clients)
we don't want to put people out of work." n Lump sum design and build As was the case in 2012, this year's survey found that both public and private sector n Construction management clients predominantly use lump-sum n Other partnering design-and-build contracts. Both types of body have also reduced their use of target-price contracts, which share the risk of cost overruns between the client, contractor and supply chain. With lump-sum contracts placing more risk with the contractor, the trend in contracts demonstrates that in the current market, where workloads are much reduced, clients hold the balance of power. Of the private sector clients surveyed, 56.6% said they use lump-sum design-and- Fig 11. What types of contract do you use most? (Data sample: public and regulated
build contracts, which was similar to last year's finding that the contract form was used by 57.7%. The use of target-price contracts, n Lump sum design and build meanwhile, has reduced from 12.1% last year to 9.4% in 2013 (fig 10). However, private sector clients appear to opt to retain some risks in certain cases. The n Construction management second most common contract form used n Other partnering in the private sector remains construction management, where the client appoints the contractor and then separately contracts the trades, which are then the client's contractual risk. This year 21.7% said they use construction management contracts, which was in fact an increase on 2012, when 16.1% reported using the form. One private sector procurer says: "We use design-and-build contracts above all because, as long as you have a complete package of information on which you can contract, giving the contractor control over the design is usually more efficient. But our procurement method varies depending on the nature of the work. In the case of a pre-let scheme, construction management may be and other partnering contracts (14.2%) away from target-price contracts though. One better suited to meeting fast-changing tenant has remained fairly unchanged. However, representative of a local authority, which has the use of target-price contracts has fallen been using partnering contracts for several In the public sector, although lump-sum dramatically, suggesting again a shift in the years, is about to introduce the contract form. design-and-build is the predominant form of balance of power in favour of the client. In He says: "We would like to transfer more risk contract, there has been a decrease in their 2013, just 11.3% of public bodies reported to the contractor, but we know that this is use, with 40.4% using them now compared using the contract form compared with something you have to pay for and we [the to 45.1% in 2012 (fig 11). The use of procurement department] have to answer to construction management (11.3% in 2013) Not all public sector clients are moving our political masters." Introducing target- CLIENT INTELLIGENCE 2013 Fig 12. What are your standard payment terms for contractors?
price contracts "feels like a halfway house (Data sample: private sector clients)
between where we are and transferring 100% of the risk to the contractor". Marked changes in payment practices were revealed by the survey– and not all of the news was discouraging for contractors. Among the private sector respondents, standard payment times have polarised over the past year, with far fewer clients paying in the previously standard 15-29 days. Many clients are actually paying far more quickly, though others are of course lengthening payment times. The largest proportion, 40.8%, now pay in 30-59 days (fig 12). In a further sign of increased client power and correspondingly challenging conditions for suppliers, 77.6% of private clients still make use of retentions (fig 9). Moreover, this form of delayed payment has increased slightly compared to last year, when 76.4% of private clients said they used it. Meanwhile, standard payment times have shortened in the public sector. The highest Fig 13. What are your standard payment terms for contractors?
proportion of clients (43.2%) said they pay (Data sample: public and regulated sector clients)
in 15-29 days, whereas last year 47.7% used this payment period. However, this year a significant 18.2% said they now pay in 0-14 days, compared with 8% in 2012. Fewer clients' standard payment terms are 30-59 days: 32.8% used this timeframe last year but in 2013 the percentage has fallen to 25.0%. This appears to reflect heightened awareness in government of the industry's calls for "fair payment" (fig 13). Less encouragingly for contractors, the use of retentions has remained constant in the public sector. Both this year and last year, our survey found that the practice was used by 77.6% of respondents at public organisations (fig 8). This comes despite government initiatives designed to reduce retentions. However, it is probably too early to see the impact of one of the most significant of these: the launch In April of a suite of NEC3 contracts including fair payment provisions. There remains relatively slight use of mechanisms that could ease financial pressure on contractors and the supply CLIENT INTELLIGENCE 2013 Fig 14. What qualities are most important to you in selecting a contractor? Rank from 1-7 in order of importance where 1 is the most
important. (Data source: private sector clients)
Proven build quality Financial stability Relationship with the supply chain Ability to innovate in delivery Ability to offer sustainable construction Ability to work with BIM chain in both the private and public sectors. of contractors than they were a year ago. "We try to guard against the Project bank accounts are used by 23.5% of This appears to be a consequence of clients' problem by doing vigorous checks private sector clients and 11.2% of public limited budgets and increasing insolvencies before we work with firms and clients – figures that changed little from last among contractors. When clients were year's survey. Factoring or reverse factoring, asked to consider which qualities are then remaining vigilant, but mechanisms that can support suppliers' cash most important to them when selecting sometimes these things can come flow, were even less popular, used by just 3.5% a contractor, the financial stability of the of private clients and 3.4% of public sector contractor and their price were found to respondents (figs 8 and 9). have grown in significance – although a track Private sector client Meanwhile, the use of rebates, incentive record in good quality construction remained payments or any other forms of money back the top priority for clients. from suppliers to keep them on tender lists Of the private sector clients surveyed, has declined, possibly reflecting continued proven build quality remained the most third most important qualities to clients. pressure on clients to reform payment important factor for them when choosing a However, the financial stability of contractors practices. In the private sector, 20.5% of contractor. It registered an average priority has now become the number one factor for clients reported using such incentives in 2012 ranking of 2.3 when respondents were asked 30.7% of respondents, compared with 25.7% but this year the percentage has fallen to to rank qualities from 1-7, with 1 being the 17.6%. In the public sector, the numbers have highest (fig 14). This compared with an One private sector client says: "We have fallen from 13.5% of clients in 2012 to 7.8% average ranking of 2.03 last year. However, seen a number of contractors going bust price was closer to being as high a priority, in the past year and this has become an being rated at an average of 2.53, with 70% extremely important concern for us. On one saying it was either the most important or project we had seven suppliers go under, 5.5 Qualities sought second most important factor this year, which was very challenging. We try to guard compared to 68% last year. against the problem by doing vigorous The survey found that clients have become As with last year, price and financial checks before we work with firms and then more concerned with the financial health stability were respectively the second and remaining vigilant, but sometimes these CLIENT INTELLIGENCE 2013 Fig 15. What qualities are most important to you in selecting a contractor? Rank from 1-7 in order of importance where 1 is the most
important. (Data source: public and regulated sector clients)
Proven build quality Financial stability Relationship with the supply chain Ability to innovate in delivery Ability to offer sustainable construction Ability to work with BIM things can come out of the blue." major headache." on last year's sentiment, when only 38.3% The public sector has seen price become a When asked how easily they are able to said it was "easy" and 57.1% deemed it "not higher priority, registering an average priority find the qualities and skills they want in easy" or "not at all easy". rating of 2.5, compared with 2.76 last year. the sector, 61.1% of the private sector clients Although the reason for this change in The contractor's price was this year cited surveyed said they found it either "not sentiment is not entirely clear, it may be as the most important factor by 38.2% of easy" or "not at all easy", despite the current because public bodies are now procuring less clients as opposed to 27% last year. However, buyer's market. This view has become more and perhaps simpler work, as the government proven build quality remains the most prevalent, as it was held by 57.3% last year. continues its drive to cut spending. If public important factor when choosing a contractor, One representative of a private client bodies are procuring fewer jobs this could registering an average priority ranking of 2.41. organisation cites intense price competition. mean they have fewer problems finding the Financial stability has marginally decreased He says: "The depressed prices in the UK right suppliers. Indeed, the findings from the in significance, achieving an average priority are putting off a lot of European companies public bodies surveyed procuring more than ranking of 2.94, but remaining clearly in third – they feel it's not worthwhile working here £1bn of work per year – although a smaller at the moment. This is quite worrying group – do support this. This group reported For some public sector clients, suppliers because the type of projects we do often more trouble finding the skills and qualities that are small and medium sized enterprises require technical competency only found they need, with some 75% saying it was either (SMEs) present a particular worry. One in mainland Europe. We are particularly "not easy" or "not at all easy". representative of one of the sector's largest concerned about the appetite for working clients says: "We can award an SME a in the UK of cladding and curtain walling contract but the question is whether they will be able to borrow the money to finance it. Public sector clients are slightly more We don't hold retentions and we use projects optimistic about their ability to find the Revealingly, the survey also highlighted the bank accounts but we are still acutely aware qualities and skills they need. Some 42.6% contractors' skills and qualities that clients that these smaller firms can become insolvent said it was "easy" and 46.6% said "not easy" see as less important. These included the and then present our supply chain with a or "not at all easy". In contrast to the private ability to offer sustainable construction, sector respondents, this was an improvement CLIENT INTELLIGENCE 2013 which was again the sixth most important Fig 16. Have you made use of BIM in any of your projects?
factor in selecting a contractor – in other (Data source: private sector clients)
words, less important than all other priorities except BIM. Sustainability was cited as the most important attribute sought in contractors by only 11.5% of private clients and 9.5% of public sector respondents. Among public sector clients, the result was not significantly different from 2012, but among private clients the percentage choosing it as their first priority had slipped from 14.3%. This supports the view expressed by many in the industry that sustainability has slipped down the agenda in commercial construction during the downturn as financial concerns have become paramount. Not all private sector clients express this view, however. One says: "We have never let sustainability slip off our agenda and it has been a concern for us for many years." He adds: "We are switching our focus, though, and looking increasingly at the embodied carbon of our buildings rather than just the carbon emitted while the building is in use." However, the ability to innovate in delivery seems to have become more important for both public and private sector clients over the last year. It moved from being the fifth most important factor when selecting a contractor to the fourth, achieving an average rating Perhaps supporting both of these findings, However, when asked whether BIM would of 3.48 for public clients and 3.6 for private 72% of private and 54% of public sector become more important to the construction clients – making it more important than the respondents said they had not undertaken projects they commission over the next two relationship with the supply chain. However, any procurement on the basis of whole-life years, a significant 55% of private sector the factor remained a long way behind the costing rather than up-front construction clients said yes, up from 46.4% last year. top three – price, quality and stability – and it cost, a big increase on last year's finding. BIM is in fact already being used increasingly is clear that, while growing in importance, the However, a significant proportion of both by clients, the survey found. In 2012 one ability of contractors to innovate is not a top types of client (47.5% of the private sector and third of private clients had used BIM on priority for many clients. 56.2% of the public sector) indicated that they any projects, but in this year's survey 46% believe that whole-life costing will become said they have used the system (fig 16). The important to their organisation over the next housebuilders, however, were lagging, with some 63% saying they had not used BIM. "We have never let sustainability The ability to work with BIM was by far The public sector, despite the message the least important factor when choosing a from government, is behind in its use of BIM, slip off our agenda and it has contractor, the same result as last year. Just although it has grown here too. In 2012, 18.9% been a concern for us for many 4.8% of private and 7.4% of public sector of the public sector respondents said they years. We are switching our focus, clients cited this as their top priority. had used BIM but this year the percentage The results suggests that despite the has risen to 33.6% (fig 17). Perhaps more though, and looking increasingly government's endorsement of BIM, surprisingly, when asked whether BIM would at the embodied carbon of our including stipulating that level 2 BIM be become more important to the construction used on all public sector projects by 2016, the projects they commission over the next two approach has yet to become a major priority years, 50.4 % of public sector respondents Private sector client said yes, down from 54%. One public sector CLIENT INTELLIGENCE 2013 client representative working in housing says: Fig 17. What use have you made of BIM in any of your projects?
"BIM is largely untested in housing so we
(Data source: public and regulated sector clients)
want to move cautiously and make sure there is demonstrable added value. Some building types are less complex than some others, which reduces some of the advantages of BIM in the construction process." While the use of BIM is not strongly prevalent among public sector clients procuring above £1bn a year, with only 14.3% saying they had used the system, of those procuring £20m to £999m a year, around 42% said they had worked with the technology. One client says: "BIM can be an enormous help in the move from development to asset management, providing an already-populated stock management tool, which is vital when you will be holding the asset for 30-plus years. Perhaps more importantly, it provides a platform for collaborative working between client, developer, contractors and trades." 5.7 government policy Overall the survey found that clients would like more clarity from government on the policies that affect construction. The clients were asked whether, if the government gave a clearer and more consistent message that it will prioritise policy changes that aim to tackle the threat of damaging climate change, it would affect whether or how they invest in their built assets. Some 61% of private and 62% of public sector clients answered yes. Around the same number also said they thought the government should send a clearer message that it will prioritise policy changes that aim to tackle climate change. A significant proportion of private sector clients were also sceptical about the government's policy of cutting spending quickly to reduce the UK budget deficit. When asked if cutting spending to reduce the deficit would improve business confidence for the year ahead, a majority of 58% said it would have the opposite effect. Just 14% thought it would improve confidence, 18% said they did not know and 10% said the policy makes no difference (fig 18). However, the private clients surveyed were CLIENT INTELLIGENCE 2013 less united in terms of how they would like to Fig 18. Do you feel that the government's policy of cutting spending quickly to reduce the UK
see the situation resolved. Only 49% said the budget deficit is improving business confidence for the year ahead?
(Data source: private sector clients)
government should increase capital spending to boost confidence and construction activity, even if that meant additional public n Improving confidence borrowing. In contrast a significant 32% n Worsening confidence said that the government should stay on its n Government spending makes The government's Construction Strategy, published in May 2011, is still failing to register a wider influence on public sector clients. In 2012, 54.3% of clients said the strategy had not changed the way they procure construction work, 17.9% said it had but only marginally and 5.8% said it had significantly. This year the percentage that said the strategy had not changed their approach fell slightly to 49.3% (fig 19). Only 3.5% said it had changed the way they procure significantly, with 23.2% saying it had changed their approach only marginally. And when the public sector clients were Fig 19. Has the publication of the government's Construction Strategy in May 2011 changed
asked whether they had a strategy for the way you procure construction work? (Data source: public and regulated sector clients)
reducing construction costs over the life of the current parliament, as required by the Construction Strategy, some 46.1% said that they did not. Only 28.4% said they were targeting such cost reductions. Meanwhile, several public sector client representatives interviewed said they are reducing construction spending in any case, so the Strategy's impact is limited for this reason. The research also suggested that the Construction Strategy has the biggest influence on the public sector bodies with the largest construction budgets. Among those that procure more than £1bn a year, 57.1% said the strategy affected their approach to procurement marginally. Among those procuring £100m-£999m, 71.4% said that strategy did not affect the way their procure construction work. In the £20-99m category, 41.2% said it did not and 32.4% said it did With regards to the Cabinet Office's cost benchmarks, the public sector clients interviewed tended to feel that they are useful as a general guide. One says: "Transparency is important across government and we believe benchmarks are an important element of a cost reduction strategy for the CLIENT INTELLIGENCE 2013 sector and for individual organisations." Fig 20. Is the government's focus on reducing construction costs likely to lead to any
However, several clients felt that the reduction in the design, construction, environmental or other quality of buildings that you
procure? (Data source: public and regulated sector clients)
Cabinet Office's costs are not specific enough to be of critical importance. One says: "You might get an idea of what one roof should cost but in reality the price is affected by how many you need and issues like whether they are flat or not." Encouragingly, the survey found that clients in the public sector have become more optimistic about the impact of the government's focus on reducing construction costs. In 2012, when asked whether these cost-cutting measures would lead to any reduction in the design, construction, environmental or other quality of the buildings they procure, more public sector clients (43.7%) answered yes than any other response. This year that response – although still the most popular – fell to 33.3%. A significant 49.7% said that Yes, significantly either quality would not fall or it would only fall marginally. This could indicate that the experience of cost-cutting in reality has proved to be less detrimental to quality than some clients feared (fig 20). These findings, together with higher levels of optimism in the private sector, with many clients expecting to start or restart projects, suggests that overall the construction industry's customers are in a marginally more positive mood than a year ago. They continue to face significant challenges, however, both with sourcing finance for projects and finding the contractors with the required skills and at the correct price. Only when these challenges are overcome will clients be able to focus more resources on innovations such as BIM and whole-life costing. CLIENT INTELLIGENCE 2013 6/top cliENt lists 6.1 top 50 public and regulated sector clients* Client ranking (2012 in brackets)
Value of projects
Number of
Client ranking (2012 in brackets)
Value of projects
Number of
26 (17) Isle of Wight County Council 2 (7) Ministry of Defence 27 (43) Sanctuary Housing Association 3 (5) Network Rail Infrastructure 4 (6) Essex County Council 29 (33) Bradford Metropolitan City Council 30 (32) Calderdale Metropolitan Borough Council 6 (1) Homes and Communities Agency 31 (39) One Housing Group 7 (15) Sunderland City Council 32 (–) Oxfordshire County Council 8 (4) Birmingham City Council 33 (29) National Grid Metering 9 (13) London Borough of Hounslow 34 (36) South West Water Services 10 (–) South Tyneside Metropolitan Borough Council 35 (30) Halton Borough Council 11 (42) Basildon District Council 36 (–) Peterborough City Council 12 (3) Highways Agency 37 (41) United States of America Embassy 13 (9) Transport Scotland 38 (–) Cheshire West & Chester Council 14 (12) Glasgow City Council 39 (–) DONG Energy AVS 15 (16) Kent County Council 40 (–) Department for Transport 16 (40) London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham 41 (38) Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council 17 (23) Circle Anglia 42 (46) Scottish Water 18 (24) Sheffield City Council 43 (–) Nottinghamshire County Council 19 (20) Hertfordshire County Council 44 (49) Homegroup 20 (10) Transport for London 45 (28) London Borough of Brent 21 (–) Thames Water Utilities 46 (47) Plymouth City Council 22 (–) Sellafield ( AMEC ) 47 (–) Centrica 23 (35) London & Quadrant Housing Trust 24 (14) London Legacy Development Corporation 49 (–) Cardiff County Council 50 (11) Rushmoor Borough Council * Source: Barbour ABI CLIENT INTELLIGENCE 2013 6.2 top 50 private sector clients*
Client ranking (2012 in brackets)
Value of projects
Number of
Client ranking (2012 in brackets)
Value of projects
Number of
1 (1) Barratt Homes 26 (21) Schroder Property Investment Management 2 (2) Taylor Wimpey 27 (–) WR Berkley Insurance (Europe) 3 (3) Persimmon Homes 28 (44) Center Parcs 4 (25) Land Securities Group 29 (–) Drum (Edinburgh) Property Group 5 (–) Lend Lease 30 (34) Asda Stores 6 (4) Berkeley Group 31 (30) Jaguar Land Rover 7 (19) St Modwen Developments 32 (–) Sime Darby Berhad 8 (16) Peel Group 33 (–) Sackville Developments (Reading) 34 (26) Gatwick Airport 10 (14) Sainsbury's 35 (47) McCarthy & Stone 11 (7) Bloor Holdings 36 (–) Associated British Ports 12 (11) Countryside Properties (UK) 37 (40) Highlands and Islands Airports 13 (10) Bovis Homes (South-east region) 38 (41) Inverness Airport Business Park 39 (–) Almacantar 15 (–) Covent Garden Market Authority 40 (–) Canary Wharf Group 16 (13) Redrow Group 41 (–) Downing Developments 17 (–) Miller Construction 42 (43) Ineos Chlor 43 (–) Roxhill Developments 19 (15) British Land Corporation 44 (49) WM Morrison Supermarkets 20 (–) Gallagher Developments 45 (–) Minerva Corporation 21 (5) Crest Nicholson 46 (–) Google UK 22 (28) Crown Estate 47 (24) Cala Group 23 (–) Intergen 48 (32) Ballymore Properties 24 (18) Legal & General Group 49 (–) Watkin Jones & Sons 50 (–) Henry Boot Developments * Source: Barbour ABI CLIENT INTELLIGENCE 2013 7/top 15 public aNd rEgulatEd sEctor cliENt profilEs basildon council Basildon makes it on to the top 15 list and Communities Agency and Swan Housing because of the £1bn Basildon Town Centre Association, and started in 2009. Regeneration scheme, for which it is joint For the longer term, the council is client with Barratt Group. Aside from this currently completing a Local Development scheme, over the four years 2013/14 to 2016/17 Framework Core Strategy, which will set the council's forecast capital spending will out its strategic priorities for the borough's total £110.3m, including £36.4m for 2013/14. physical development and future change, The Basildon Centre
Key current projects include the 12-year managing local development until 2031 and St Martin's Square
scheme to regenerate the Craylands Estate in providing the basis for securing Community the south-east of the Basildon district. The Infrastructure Levy (CIL) to enhance local project is being carried out with the Homes Value (£)
Value (£)
Basildon town centre
1,000,000,000 Subcontract awarded Broadmayne Basildon – 70
flats / retail / offices
Housing / office / department 300,000,000
Confirmed / Contract Wickford Memorial Park
store / community centre
Subcontract awarded Housing – roof maintenance 5,000,000
Basildon Golf Course hotel
key supply chain partners activity – contracts let PT Projects
Third Dimension Group
Source: Barbour ABI CLIENT INTELLIGENCE 2013 birmingham city council The council's capital programme for 2016/17 as stipulated in the 2010 Spending 2013-16 totals £1,028.1m, of which £541.5m Review, which contained an announcement is budgeted for 2013/14, £305.2 for 2014/15 of a 28% cut to local government grants, and £181.4m for 2015/16. The funding comes after inflation is taken into account, by from a mixture of council income, grants and 2015. An additional cut of 2% in 2014/15 borrowing and there are also a number of PFI was announced in the Autumn Statement projects planned that are not included in the Birmingham City Council
Longer term, the council plans the £1.45bn Council House
The council's spend will decrease annually roll-out of energy efficiency measures to Birmingham
because Birmingham is targeting savings homes and council buildings in and around of around £615m in overall expenditure by Value (£)
Value (£)
Birmingham Energy Savers - 1,500,000,000
Subcontract awarded delivery partner
John Lewis scheme -
Detail approval / retirement village, Tyseley
Pallasades shopping centre
Subcontract awarded - Birmingham New Street
124 houses/flats, Erdington 13,000,000
42 houses, Lindridge Road 4,200,000
Birmingham International - 45,000,000
Detail approval / 27 houses, Woodington
A45 corridor improvements
Subcontract awarded and airport runway
Heartlands Academy – BSF
Detail approval / LIR / Subcontract awarded Longbridge – A38 Lickey
Detail approval / Subcontract awarded key supply chain partners activity – contracts let Amey Group
Capita Group
Turner & Townsend
Faithful & Gould
WS Atkins
John McAslan & Partners
Source: Barbour ABI CLIENT INTELLIGENCE 2013 Crossrail Limited, the company building 2010, most station contracts in 2011 and in the new £14.5bn railway from east to west 2012 it focused on selecting M&E contracts. London has awarded around 95% of its major In April this year one of Crossrail's largest contracts. The remaining key contract still contracts, the £300m to fit out one of the to be awarded is a £1bn project to supply and tunnels, was awarded to a joint venture maintain rolling stock and build a depot for between contractors Costain, TSO and the trains. Four companies are bidding for Alstom Transport. Earlier this year, the deal at present, with construction firms Skanska and Costain won a key contract included in the supply chains they assembled worth £100m for the main station works Crossrail Ltd
for the job. Also, Crossrail's tier one and at Bond Street, while in 2012 the main 25 Canada Square
two contractors continue to procure sub- construction contract for Tottenham contractors for construction and M&E works.
Court Road, worth around £200m went to Crossrail awarded tunnelling contracts in Value (£)
Value (£)
Farringdon station - package 350,000,000
Subcontract awarded Crossrail - C610 Systemwide 401,000,000
C435 main station works
Main Works, Woolwich
Liverpool Street station -
Confirmed / Contract Paddington Integrated
Project – Paddington
Whitechapel station - C512 250,000,000
Triangle OSD
main station works
Crossrail C631 – platform
Bond Street station – C412 200,000,000
screen doors
main works
Cardinal House retail units 25,000,000
Tottenham Court Road
101 Moorgate – office / retail 12,000,000
station – C422 main station
key supply chain partners activity – contracts let Vinci Construction
Morgan Sindall
Turner & Townsend
URS Global
Faithful & Gould
Building Design Partnership 1
Adamson Associates
Foster + Partners
Source: Barbour ABI CLIENT INTELLIGENCE 2013 The French-owned utility bought UK EDF is also investing £300m a year on nuclear operator British Energy in 2009, and maintaining and extending the life of its through this relationship about a fifth of UK existing nuclear fleet, £100m a year in energy production. Upcoming construction existing coal-fired stations and developing a opportunities with EDF are likely to include large volume of new offshore wind farms to two nuclear power stations, worth a total of produce almost 1,000MW by 2020. The nuclear new-build programme However, although the first planned comprises four pressurised reactors: two plant, at Hinkley Point in Somerset, received at Hinkley, to be started first, and two at government approval in March, EDF's final Sizewell in Suffolk. The main civils work decision on whether to invest in the facility at Hinkley has been awarded to Laing EDF Energy
was delayed in spring 2013 for at least six O'Rourke and Bouygues and is now is set to 40 Grosvenor Place
months. This is because the deal is subject start at least six months behind EDF's last Westminster
to EDF agreeing the price of the new plant's published start date, which was the beginning electricity with the government. Value (£)
Value (£)
Hinkley Point C nuclear
4,000,000,000 Detail planning / Stoneton wind farm
power station
Subcontract awarded Bullington Cross wind farm 21,000,000
Hinkley Point C - main
Tender / Detail approval civil works
Sheraton wind farm
Hinkley Point workers
Tender / Subcontract Pearie Law wind farm
Royal Oak Farm - wind farm 9,000,000
Hinkley Point jetty
Confirmed / Contract East Huntspill wind farm
Detail planning refused key supply chain partners activity – contracts let Laing O'Rourke
Amec Group
Tolent Construction
EC Harris
Currie & Brown
Faithful & Gould
Source: Barbour ABI CLIENT INTELLIGENCE 2013 essex county council The council has a capital programme of Under the council's 2010 Integrated County £186m for 2013/14. Its investments will Strategy it sets outs three areas where it will include £18m to be spent on providing focus investment. These are the Thames 1,000 additional school places over the year Gateway area of south Essex, the "key and £2m to provide accommodation for towns" of Southend, Thurrock, Basildon, vulnerable people. Harlow, Chelmsford and Colchester, The council has also committed more than and the development of renewable and £180m over the next four years to improving low-carbon energy as an important sector Essex County Council
and maintaining its network of 8,500 miles of for the country. County Hall
roads. This includes an investment of £35m In 2011 Essex appointed a Ringway/Jacobs over the next two years from sources such as joint venture to deliver a £3bn, 10-year grants and contributions from developers. highway programme currently under way. Value (£)
Value (£)
Essex highways strategic
3,000,000,000 Contract Deanes School / Glenwood 15,000,000
Special School, Benfleet
Courtauld Road MBT facility 171,000,000
Cuckoo Farm park and ride 3,500,000
- Burnt Mills Industrial Estate
Hadleigh Farm and Country 3,500,000
Greensward Academy
Park – Olympic legacy
Automatic vehicle location
Colchester transfer station 2,000,000
and real-time passenger
information systems
James Hornsby High School -
Subcontract awarded Essex BSF project - wave 4
key supply chain partners activity – contracts let Vinci Construction

Skanska UK
Turner & Townsend
Potter Raper Partnership
Jestico + Whiles
Source: Barbour ABI CLIENT INTELLIGENCE 2013 glasgow city council The council's capital expenditure programme Glasgow 2014, the Scottish Government, for 2013-18 totals £350.75m, including and sport body Commonwealth Games £70.75 for 2013/14 and £63.45m for 2014/15. Scotland. Although the city already has 70% It plans regeneration and education sector of the venues required, £2bn is being spent projects but the council is also one of the on transport upgrade works, and the overall Glasgow City Council
three principal funders of the venues budget for delivering the Games is £523.6m. City Chambers
and infrastructure for the 2014 Glasgow This includes £200m for new venues, £70m Commonwealth Games. It is developing for modifying existing venues and £229m to Strathclyde
the facilities in partnership with organisers create an athletes' village in Dalmarnock. Value (£)
Value (£)
East end regeneration route
regeneration area masterplan
Glasgow subway
Subcontract awarded Clyde Fastlink southern route 40,000,000
Glasgow City Council retrofit 15,000,000
Residual waste treatment
Care homes
Care home / 50 housing units, 5,000,000
Tender / Detail approval key supply chain partners activity – contracts let Robert McAlpine
Balfour Beatty
EC Harris
Franklin & Andrews
Turner & Townsend
Elder & Cannon Architects 2
Page & Park Architects
Source: Barbour ABI CLIENT INTELLIGENCE 2013 The agency that maintains and manages Construction Strategy, published in May 2011.
England's motorways and trunk roads has The capital budgets mentioned above a capital budget of £1.7bn for 2013/14 and include £1bn committed for major schemes, £1.9bn for 2014/15. pinch-point schemes, capital maintenance, In the coming year the Highways Agency reducing congestion and improving safety, will let three new contracts that together as announced in the government's Autumn cover maintenance of nearly a fifth of the Statements of 2011 and 2012.
roads network. During 2013/14 the Agency Since 2011 the agency has also started will also start construction on another nine using project bank accounts on some of the major improvement projects, subject to the contracts it has awarded. The intention is completion of statutory processes.
for project bank accounts to be default for Highways Agency
The Highways Agency has committed to future major project schemes and Asset Corporate Centre
reducing the cost of major schemes by 20% Support Contracts, which are the Westminster
against agreed baseline estimates, in line Highways Agency's new maintenance with the targets set in the Cabinet Office's and improvement contracts.
Value (£)
Value (£)
Area 10 area support contract 300,000,000
A21 Tonbridge to Pembury
M62 J25-30 managed
Subcontract awarded Pinch-point fund schemes:
Area 9 asset support contract 160,000,000
North-east and Yorkshire
M1/M6 J19 improvements,
Confirmed / Contract Pinch-point fund schemes:
Pinch-point fund schemes:

M1 J32-35A managed
Confirmed / Contract East England
Pinch-point fund schemes:
key supply chain partners activity – contracts let BAM Nuttall
EC Harris
Faithful & Gould
Sawyer & Fisher
URS Global
Devereux Architects
Source: Barbour ABI CLIENT INTELLIGENCE 2013 homes and communities agency 45 projects The Homes and Communities Agency framework designed to allow it and other (HCA), the national housing and public bodies to find partners to build homes regeneration delivery body for England, on public land quickly. does not usually procure construction It recently re-tendered the framework, work directly but it procures developers. appointing 46 suppliers in March. The agency also uses contractors as joint These included housebuilders Barratt, Homes & Communities Agency
developers on its land, and will build 16,226 Bellway, Linden Homes/Galliford Try, Arpley House
homes in this way by 2015. Persimmon, Redrow and Taylor Wimpey, Warrington
The HCA appoints contractors to its and contractors Kier, Lovell and Wates Cheshire
Delivery Partner Panel, a £4bn, four-year Value (£)
Value (£)
Aldershot urban extension
Outline planning approval Former Connaught barracks, 200,000,000
Housing/Park and ride/
Country park, Northampton
Carr Lodge development,
Manor Kingsway regeneration 100,000,000
The Avenue, Chesterfield
Cotgrave Colliery
Contract / Outline planning Milford Hospital
Ransome Road housing,
Contract / Outline planning Kingston Marine Park,
Isle of Wight
key supply chain partners activity – contracts let Neilcott Construction
Galliford Try Construction 5
Faithful & Gould
Gardiner & Theobald
Maccreanor Lavington
John Thompson & Partners
Source: Barbour ABI CLIENT INTELLIGENCE 2013 hounslow council In its Core Preferred Strategy published in joint venture Vinci Ringway.
July 2011, London Borough of Hounslow Spending plans are set to include creating council set out plans to regenerate its town more primary school places, because centre, boosting business opportunities, Hounslow has one of the fastest growing encouraging social interaction and building birth rates in London. The borough has been affordable housing. Its planned capital selected by education secretary Michael expenditure for the next four years is £79m, Gove to receive £13.4m for essential school although the council expects this to increase building and repair work. Hounslow Civic Centre
over the period. It takes its place on the top Other plans include redeveloping Heston Hounslow
15 list due to the fact that in March 2012 it Pool into a leisure centre, for which a Middlesex
awarded a 25-year PFI highways contract to consultation is currently being held. Value (£)
Value (£)
Highways PFI project -
1,400,000,000 Contract High Street Quarter
Hanworth Library – 21 flats / 2,000,000
Westbrook Primary school
Detail planning / Contract commercial units
Fairholme Primary School

Hounslow High Street
Subcontract awarded Heston Leisure Centre, 14 flats 700,000
The Orchard School –
Contract / Detail approval classroom extension
Isleworth Town Primary

Detail approval / Subcontract awarded key supply chain partners activity – contracts let Vinci Construction
Morgan Sindall
Capita Group
Frankham Consultancy
Turner & Townsend
Capita Group
Pollard Thomas & Edwards 1
Source: Barbour ABI CLIENT INTELLIGENCE 2013 kent county council Kent's capital budget for the three years running costs, which in the longer term save 2013/16 is £694.5m, provided from sources the council money.
such as borrowing, grants, revenue and Around half of spending has been PFI. The bulk of the capital will be invested earmarked for school building and school in adults' social care and public health, refurbishment. The other notable programme Kent County Council
education, environment, highways and is the £171m Growth without Gridlock County Hall
waste, regeneration and specialist children's project to upgrade highways and transport services. The authority says its focus is to infrastructure. The council procures invest in projects that will lead to lower primarily through frameworks. Value (£)
Value (£)
Highways core services
EuroKent business park /
150 houses, The Ellington &
Duke of York Royal Military 30,000,000
Detail approval / Hereson School, Broadstairs
Subcontracts awarded Excellent homes for all,
The Knole Academy East
Detail planning / LIR / Subcontract awarded 30 flats, Leybourne Grange,
Detail approval / West Malling
Subcontract awarded key supply chain partners activity – contracts let Enterprise
Willmott Dixon
Frankham Consultancy
Betteridge & Milsom

Woodley Coles
Studio E Architects
Jestico + Whiles
Source: Barbour ABI CLIENT INTELLIGENCE 2013 ministry of defence The Ministry of Defence is undertaking a commercialisation of the ministry's estates development partner. programme to rationalise its estate, which management arm, the Defence Infrastructure Recent appointments include housebuilder is worth nearly £20bn and covers about Organisation (DIO) and in the rationalisation Crest Nicholson in April as developer of the 4,000 sites. As part of this the organisation of the estate. The DIO is managing the Next £600m, 2,000-home Aborfield Garrison is in the process of selecting a private Generation Estate Contracts programme, scheme in Berkshire. Crest Nicholson will sector partner to manage the assets. In which is estimated to be worth more than build around 700 of the new homes and December 10 contractors were shortlisted £5bn over 10 years, exclusive of major estate associated facilities and appoint other for the role: Balfour Beatty, BAM, Carillion, projects, and includes a £1.5bn contract housebuilders to deliver 1,300 homes.
Interserve, Kier Graham, Lend Lease, Miller, to provide repairs and maintenance to the Morgan Sindall, Skanska UK and Wates. more than 49,000 military homes, and four Five contractors will be selected for a final "regional prime" contracts for facilities Ministry of Defence
framework by the end of 2013. management. These contracts will be The partner will be expected to assist the London SW1A 2HBr
awarded following the appointment of the Value (£)
Value (£)
Regional prime central
1,800,000,000 Tender Regional prime south-west
Regional prime south-east
1,200,000,000 Tender Redevelopment of
MoD Bicester
Project Pegasus – warehouse/ 500,000,000
Pre-tender/ Detail approval / Deepcut Barracks
Subcontract awarded Aldershot urban extension
Project Wellesley, Worthy
Ouline planning / tender Defence and National
Rehabilitation Centre,
Stanford Hall Estate
key supply chain partners Project count
Bam Nuttall Construction 2
URS Global
Cyril Sweett
WS Atkins
Source: Barbour ABI CLIENT INTELLIGENCE 2013 Network Rail has set out plans to spend scale Control Period 4 projects this year, projects in other markets. £37.5bn on managing and expanding including Thameslink, Reading, Birmingham After Network Rail trialled five partnering Britain's railways, including around £16bn New Street and London King's Cross. The models last year, ranging from simple on rail infrastructure, between 2014 and plan is for the five years up to 2014 and aims outsourcing to full design, build, operate 2019. The plan, for the period it calls Control to modernise the railway, ease congestion, and maintain limited partnerships, the Period 5, sets out projects to future-proof improve services and reduce operating costs. company was awarded BS11000, the new infrastructure against possible changing Last year, Network Rail began involving British standard for collaborative working. weather patterns, including more frequent suppliers earlier in the delivery of projects The organisation says it will use BS11000 as a flooding, and improvements to 30,000 and to develop a more collaborative way of framework to develop collaborative models. bridges, embankments and tunnels. It working with them in order to foster more also encompasses completing the £600m efficiency and innovation. It has also started redevelopment of Birmingham New Street, the process of making its infrastructure electrification programmes and reopening 31 projects division a separate business, which it Network Rail Infrastructure Ltd
miles of railway in Scotland. believes will facilitate this more collaborative Kings Place
The owner and operator of the UK's rail approach, as well as allowing Network Rail Islington
infrastructure will continue to deliver large- London N1 9AG
Infrastructure to eventually compete for Value (£)
Value (£)
Birmingham New Street
Outline approval / LIR / Bromley North station
Station - Gateway project
Subcontract awarded London Bridge
Detail approval / No 1 Oxford Street over-site
redevelopment - Thameslink
Subcontract awarded development, site A
Great Western line –
Confirmed / Contract Building 100, Embankment
The Borders railway project
Detail approval / Edinburgh Gateway station
Subcontract awarded Twickenham station
District line railway
key supply chain partners Balfour Beatty
Turner & Townsend
Franklin & Andrews
WS Atkins
John McAslan
Source: Barbour ABI CLIENT INTELLIGENCE 2013 south tyneside council The council has a capital expenditure The £100m regeneration of South Shields will programme of £283.2m for 2013-18. It will include creating a new retail quarter, a hotel spend £77.3m in 2013/14, £73m in 2014/15 and housing. In a separate project, Willmott and £56.8m in 2015/16. The programme Dixon has been appointed to deliver a new aims to rationalise civic buildings to allow town hall for the town. more efficient use of assets and free up other Its most significant construction South Tyneside Council
dispersed offices. investment in recent years is a new Town Hall & Civic Offices,
Major projects in the borough include waste transfer facility, to be built at Westoe Road
the regeneration of the towns of Hebburn Middlefields as an element of the Joint South Shields,
and South Shields. Hebburn will receive a Waste PFI with Gateshead and Sunderland. Tyne & Wear
new gym, swimming pool and library A new sea defence wall at Little Haven will as well as leisure facilities and housing. Value (£)
Value (£)
Waste management PFI –
1,300,000,000 Contract South Shields town centre
Middlefields waste transfer

Confirmed / Contract Pools on the Shore leisure
South Shields regeneration – 25,000,000
Contract / Outline approval Trinity South neighbourhood
Hebburn Community Hub

Detail planning / Contract Bedwell Primary School –
Detail approval / LIR / Subcontract awarded key supply chain partners activity – contracts let Lend Lease Construction
Turner & Townsend
Summer Inman
Elliott Dent
Plus 3 Architecture
Source: Barbour ABI CLIENT INTELLIGENCE 2013 sunderland council Under a programme for the four year period Alongside South Tyneside council, it to 2016/2017, the council has a capital budget is client for a £1.3bn waste management of £110.9m for 2013/14. Investments will be made according to Sunderland council's Sunderland will also build five schools economic masterplan, which focuses on under the Priority Schools Programme, children's services, health, housing and adult one through direct grant and the others services, and transport. Planned projects through the private finance initiative. Sunderland City Council
include seafront developments, a leisure In addition, works are planned in Civic Centre
centre, revamping public space and highways 2013/14 to complete feasibility and Burdon Road
maintenance. Finance for the projects will be masterplanning on council-owned l Sunderland
bolstered by borrowing, which the council has and within Sunderland's Enterprise Zone said it will secure through a more commercial to determine infrastructure requirements, approach to the city. costs and delivery timescales.
Value (£)
Value (£)
Waste management PFI –
1,300,000,000 Contract Dual carriageway, the Central 10,000,000
Mixed-use, Vaux Brewery
Contract / Outline approval Sunderland Strategic
Tender / Detail approval Corridor – New Wear bridge
Sunderland Strategic

Tender / Detail approval Corridor – New Wear bridge
highway works
Middlefields waste transfer

Confirmed / Contract key supply chain partners activity – contracts let Lend Lease
Faithful & Gould
Source: Barbour ABI CLIENT INTELLIGENCE 2013 transport scotland The national transport agency for Scotland The main £790m contract to build the new has four key investment programmes: Forth bridge and connecting roads has n The £1.7bn-2.3bn Forth Replacement been awarded to the Forth Crossing Bridge Crossing (involving building a new cable- Constructors (FCBC) consortium, comprising stayed bridge over the Forth estuary in American Bridge International, Dragados, Hochtief and Morrison Construction. n The £650m Edinburgh to Glasgow rail Transport Scotland's current framework of Transport Scotland
improvements programme construction consultants includes Aecom, Buchanan House
n Highland mainline improvements Glasgow Central
Amey, Halcrow, Jacobs Engineering, Scott n Aberdeen to Inverness rail improvements.
Wilson and lasts until 31 March 2014.
Value (£)
Value (£)
M8/M73/M74 motorway
A9 dualling Perth to Inverness 3,000,000,000
The Borders railway project - 300,000,000
Detail approval / Aberdeen western peripheral 400,000,000
Subcontract awarded 4th generation term contract 160,000,000
Confirmed / Contract 4th generation term contract 215,000,000
- maintenance Scottish trunk
- maintenance Scottish trunk
road, north-west unit
road, north-east unit
4th generation term contract 160,000,000
Confirmed / Contract 4th generation term contract 200,000,000
- maintenance Scottish trunk
- maintenance Scottish trunk
road, south-west unit
road, south-east unit
Traffic Scotland operations
Confirmed / Detail approval A90 Balmedie to Tipperty
& infrastructure services
key supply chain partners activity – contracts let Galliford Try Construction 2
Bam Nuttall
BEAR Scotland
Dawn Construction
WA Fairhurst & Partners
WS Atkins
Source: Barbour ABI CLIENT INTELLIGENCE 2013 8/top 15 privatE sEctor cliENt profilEs While the developer/housebuilder is annual report, for 2012. This was an increase Ebury Square in Belgravia and 190 Strand.
generally conceived of as a housebuilder, its of 12% on the previous year thanks to the Since repositioning its strategy in February procurement model gives it more similarities purchase of additional land worth £311m over 2009 following the collapse of Lehman with major developers. Construction the year. Key acquisitions included new sites Brothers, Berkeley has invested over £1bn is conducted by external contractors, at Finchley, Mill Hill and Maidenhead. in new land and a further £2bn in delivering though under the supervision of in-house Seven major London projects comprise homes and communities projects. about 22% of Berkeley's current land bank. Run by property legend Tony Pidgley Each has detailed planning consent and will (executive chairman) and Rob Perrins (chief complete over the next five years. They are Berkeley Group Plc
executive), the developer concentrates on Berkeley House
The Tower at St George Wharf in Vauxhall, the South-east and had a land bank of 26,021 Riverlight in Nine Elms, Chelsea Creek, One plots and 101 sites, according to its last Surrey KT11 1JG
Tower Bridge, 375 Kensington High Street, Value (£)
Value (£)
Contract / Detail approval 250 City Road, London
Kidbrooke Village Centre – 205,519,000
Detail approval / Subcontract awarded The Strand, London – 200
flats / offices / shops /
The Arsenal Waterfront
Outline planning / Contract Kings Mall car park,
Contract / Detail approval Goodmans Field, London
West Southwater, West
Hampton House
Detail planning / Contract redevelopment, Albert
key supply chain partners activity – contracts let Turner & Townsend
Gardiner & Theobald
Ian Simpson Architects
Source: Barbour ABI CLIENT INTELLIGENCE 2013 The developer's core markets are retail and Grenfell Island, a modern, well-let office and London offices. In offices, British Land is leisure scheme in Maidenhead. delivering 2.3 million ft2 of space between In retail, British Land is focusing on 2012 and 2014 in a £1.2bn programme. The mid-sized projects, typically with 25–60 firm's main focus for capital investment in units and valued at £50m–£250m, which offices over the past year, beyond its role on it believes are in short supply at present. the Cheesegrater Tower, has been within its In the 2012 financial year, the developer wider London development pipeline, where it secured planning permission for more than invested over £120m (British Land share), the 1 million ft2 of retail development and had British Land Corporation Plc
majority in West End projects. Additionally, £300m committed or proposed schemes. York House
in March 2012 it committed to the £26m Of the 1 million ft2, 575,000ft2 comprises Westminster
refurbishment of 39 Victoria Street, SW1. planning permissions granted for additional Outside London, British Land purchased floor space and the remainder is for new developments. Value (£)
Value (£)
The Cheesegrater Tower,
Detail approval / LIR / Regents Place, north-east
Subcontract awarded quadrant, City of London
Marble Arch House
Detail approval / Clarges Estate, Westminster 37, 392, 500
Subcontract awarded Vulcan Road retail
Offices - 199 Bishopsgate
Detail approval / LIR / Subcontract awarded Surrey Quays Shopping
New Century Park,
Outline approval / Centre, London – phase 1b
Coventry – phase 2
Subcontract awarded Whiteley Village,
Detail approval / Hampshire – retail/banks/
Subcontract awarded key supply chain partners activity – contracts let Lend Lease Construction
Rider Levett Bucknall
Rogers Stirk Harbour and
Tate Hindle Design
Source: Barbour ABI CLIENT INTELLIGENCE 2013 covent garden market The client gains its place in the list on the basis of its one and only project – the The development of the 57-acre site at Nine redevelopment of the New Covent Garden Elms in Lambeth, London involves building Market in Nine Elms, west London. In 550,000ft2 of modern facilities to house the January the authority appointed a 200 businesses that make up the UK's largest contractor-developer joint venture between fruit, vegetable and flower market. The St Modwen and Vinci to lead the £2bn project will be funded by developing 2,491 New Covent Garden Market
regeneration, designed by architect Kohn homes, shops, commercial space, a 200-bed hotel and public open space on land not needed for the new market.
key supply chain partners Value (£)
New Covent Garden Market 1,000,000,000
Contract / Outline approval – The Garden
Vinci Construction UK
St Modwen Developments
Turner & Townsend
Neil Tomlinson Architects
Foster + Partners
CLIENT INTELLIGENCE 2013 The £400m property company is aiming to industry, with 36 sites around the UK now rebalance its investment portfolio to focus under development. on its core sectors: central London, prime In Regent Street and St James's, regional retail, offshore renewable energy mixed-use schemes are planned, including and strategic land opportunities on its St James's Market, which encompasses rural estate. Its programme includes major blocks on Regent Street and Haymarket The Crown Estate
redevelopment programmes in Regent Street and will provide 245,000ft2 of commercial 16 New Burlington Place

and St James's totalling £1.5bn and over space and 57,000ft2 of residential £100m of investment in the offshore energy Value (£)
Value (£)
Regent Street – blocks W4
Detail approval / Atlantic Array windfarm -
Subcontract awarded Bristol Channel zone
Wave and tidal power
Nottingham Road, Melton 1,000,000,000
project - Inner Sound
Mowbray, 1,000 houses
Pentland Firth
Housing / schools / local
Regent Street – block W5
Tender / Detail approval / centres, Dereham, Norfolk
Subcontract awarded Chapel Lane masterplan,
St James Market
Detail planning / Tender The Nerrols, Taunton, 630 50,000,000
Regent Quarter offices –
Subcontract awarded houses / offices /shops
key supply chain partners activity – contracts let Hammerfest Strom
Sir Robert McAlpine
EC Harris
Gardiner & Theobald
Allford Hall Monaghan
David Chipperfield

JAB Design

Source: Barbour ABI CLIENT INTELLIGENCE 2013 gallagher developments The private residential and mixed-use development include the Wixams, a 5,000- developer says it is not a housebuilder but unit scheme comprising four new villages in acts as a "master developer", undertaking Bedfordshire. The first phase of development, all aspects of the development process "Lakeview Village", commenced in 2007 and from site assembly, masterplanning and now has more than 550 occupied homes. promotion through to the construction The housebuilders it is working with here of infrastructure. It describes its include Miller Homes and Taylor Wimpey. In Gallagher Way
development programme and land bank addition, Gallagher is building a new 2,000- Gallagher Business Park
as "extensive".
unit urban community in Bathgate, Scotland, Warwick
Gallagher's larger projects under called Wester Inch. Value (£)
Value (£)
Western Expansion Area – 500,000,000
Tender / Outline approval Northstowe masterplan,
area 10 and 11
School / community centre / 75,000,000
Outline approval / Eagle Farm industrial units, 120,000,000
Subcontract awarded 600 houses, Rugby
Contract / Outline approval 1,000 housing units and
316 houses, Bromsgrove
Outline planning / Contract mixed-use, Wykham Park
160 houses – Allimore Lane, 20,000,000
Outline planning / Contract 720 housing units / school / 100,000,000
community centre, Harbury
Lane, Warwick
Warwick Gates retirement
activity – contracts let key supply chain partners Buckingham Group
Faithful & Gould
Kinsler & Partners
Paul Drew Design
Ian Darby Partnership
CLIENT INTELLIGENCE 2013 The global energy company is owned by the final decision to commence construction the Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan and of the combined £1bn projects is driven by the China Huaneng Group and operates natural UK's need for new electricity generation and gas-fired power plants in the UK. It plans the outcome of the government's Electricity to open two new gas-fired power plants Market Reform, in particular, the timing of in 2017 totalling 1,800MW: the Spalding the introduction of the Capacity Mechanism Energy Expansion (SEE) in Lincolnshire – which is to incentivise power companies to and Gateway Energy Centre (GEC) in Essex. invest in building new capacity. SEE secured government approval in 2010 InterGen has developed more than 20 and GEC secured similar approval in 2011. plants totalling over 16,000MW of generation 3rd Floor
Discussions with construction companies capacity in ten countries. Its existing UK 81 George Street
have already begun, with both projects being operations are at Spalding, Coryton in Essex, Edinburgh
secured under EPC contracts. Intergen says and Rocksavage in Runcorn, Cheshire.
Value (£)
Value (£)
Gateway Energy Centre
Tender / Detail approval Spalding Energy Expansion unknown
CCGT facility, Stanford-le-
Hope, Essex
key supply chain partners Intergen
No data available
Studio E Architects
Source: Barbour ABI CLIENT INTELLIGENCE 2013 The Real Estate Investment Trust's portfolio Bishop Centre, Taplow (930m2) and 185-221 is split broadly between London offices and Buchanan Street, Glasgow (10,700m2 of retail nationwide retail. The Land Securities office and 4,200m2 of residential). Land Securities developments in London that have either will spend just under £100m in development planning consent or are in progress are at costs on these schemes in the present 62 Buckingham Gate, SW1, 20 Fenchurch financial year to 31 March 2014. Street, EC3, the Zig Zag Building, SW1 and In May 2013 Land Securities announced Victoria Circle Phase 1, SW1. In addition, the its intention, with partner CPPIB, to invest developer is proposing schemes at 1 &2 New £768m in the first phase of Victoria Circle, a Ludgate, EC4, and 1 New Street, EC4. mixed-use development in London's Its major retail schemes that have either Land Securities Group
West End. In February it won planning for planning approval or are in progress 5 The Strand
the redevelopment of the former Kodak are Whalebone Lane, Chadwell Heath Westminster
factory in Harrow, north-west London. (5,700m2), Crawley town centre (11,000m2), The scheme will include 985 homes, 135,000ft2 of retail, a health centre and a primary school.
Value (£)
Value (£)
Victoria Circle project,
Contract / Detail approval Buchanan Galleries,
London – Victoria Transport
Swanscombe Peninsula
Castle Hills masterplan
Victoria Circle Project - two 250,000,000
Detail approval / Selly Oak redevelopment,
Subcontract awarded Atlas retail development –
Detail approval / Portland House,
185-221 Buchanan Street,
Subcontract awarded White Rose shopping
30 Old Bailey and 60
Detail approval / Ludgate Hill development,
Subcontract awarded key supply chain partners activity – contracts let Lend Lease Construction
Skanska UK
Gardiner & Theobald
Benson & Forsyth
Source: Barbour ABI CLIENT INTELLIGENCE 2013 Legal & General Property invests in retail, services company has formed a joint venture a refurbishment scheme in East Croydon office, industrial and leisure developments. with Strathclyde Pension Fund called that will change the use of the building from Its investments include Walbrook Square, a Performance Retail Limited Partnership offices to residential, including about 290 development with planning permission for to carry out the scheme, which will add homes. It is also investing in a £57m student 948,000ft2 of offices and retail in the City of 1750,000ft2 of new space. The company aims accommodation project for University of London. In January 2011, L&G announced to start construction within the next year.
Arts London, scheduled to complete in it had sold the leasehold to Bloomberg, the In addition, with its joint venture partner August 2015.
media company, which will use 500,000ft2 Barwood, L&G has acquired a 31-acre for its new European headquarters, with the industrial development site near Wigan in remainder to be developed into speculative January. It will submit a planning application offices, in which L&G has retained a right to build two warehouses of 555,000ft2 and to participate.
100,000ft2 , which will be delivered on a Schemes in L&G's pipeline include a £70m design-and-build basis. In February L&G Legal & General Group Plc
project to extend Eastbourne's retail mall, received a resolution to grant planning Bucklesbury House
the Arndale Centre, which won planning permission from the London Borough of permission in August 2012. The financial Croydon for St George's House, Park Lane, Value (£)
Value (£)
Bloomberg HQ - Walbrook 550,000,000
LIR / Subcontract Awarded No data available
Square EC4
160 flats - Ringers Road,

Detail planning / Contract Bromley
160 flats - groundworks

Towerfields Leisure
Subcontract awarded Park, Huntingdon,
Olympic Business Park,

key supply chain partners activity – contracts let Sir Robert McAlpine
John Sisk & Sons
Crest Nicholson
Rider Levett Bucknall
John Cobb & Partners
Foster + Partners
Source: Barbour ABI CLIENT INTELLIGENCE 2013 The Australian-based international Castle. It is currently seeking architects for contractor and developer is developing the Elephant and Castle scheme, which is to several major schemes in the UK. These deliver around 2,500 homes and community include east London business community Lend Lease EMEA
facilities by 2025. Lend Lease is also the scheme Stratford International Quarter, 20 Triton Street
project's main contractor. in which Lend Lease has a 50% stake, and In April Lend Lease was selected as the the £1.5bn regeneration of Elephant and development partner for a major retail scheme in Guildford, Surrey, the 2.5ha North Street development. Value (£)
Value (£)
Elephant and Castle
No data available
regeneration masterplan
Waste management PFI,

Elephant and Castle
Detail approval / regeneration phase 1
Subcontract awarded Ark Putney Academy
Detail planning / Contract 194 flats, Monkbridge,
Contract / Detail approval key supply chain partners activity – contracts let Lend Lease
Gardiner & Theobald
JYM Partners
Allies and Morrison
Source: Barbour ABI CLIENT INTELLIGENCE 2013 Peel has a 50-year plan to invest £50bn in Gleeds as QS.
what it has dubbed the "Ocean Gateway", an Further schemes in the pipeline include area spanning the city regions of Liverpool a 40-year, £10bn plan called Peel Waters and Manchester, including nearby areas in to develop the disused docks in Liverpool Cheshire and Warrington. and Birkenhead, which includes Liverpool The developer has already completed some Waters, a £5.5bn, 60ha scheme featuring projects in the zone, such as MediaCityUK, 9,000 homes and a 55-storey tower. Peel the £650m Salford home to the Manchester Waters cleared a hurdle in September The Peel Group
operations of the BBC and ITV, as well as 2012 when communities secretary Eric Peel Dome
offices and the University of Salford's media Pickles approved the outline proposals Manchester
and arts facilities, on which it used Lend and decided not call in the scheme for Greater Manchester
Lease Construction as contractor and further scrutiny. Value (£)
Value (£)
Port Salford Freight
Tender / Outline approval Liverpool Waters
Terminal – Western
Gateway project
Ellesmere Quays –
Confirmed / Contract Chatham Waters, Kent
Ince Resource Recovery
Detail approval / Media City, phase 2, Salford 400,000,000
Park – waste facility
Subcontract awarded Peel International Trade
Liverpool 2 Port of
Liverpool Deep Water
Terminal – quay wall
Frodsham Marshes Wind

key supply chain partners activity – contracts let Lend Lease Construction
Balfour Beatty
Arcadis (UK)
IBI Taylor Young
Fletcher Rae Architects
Source: Barbour ABI CLIENT INTELLIGENCE 2013 In the year to March 2012, Sainsbury's stores in London by early 2014. It will opened 1.4 million ft2 of gross new space also carry out an extensive refurbishment across 19 new supermarkets, 19 extensions and 73 convenience stores. As of March Sustainability is also on the supermarket's 2012 it had 572 supermarkets and 440 agenda: in April, what it bills as the UK's convenience stores. greenest convenience store opened at Sainsbury continues to add floor space – Haslucks Green in Solihull, boasting natural Sainsbury Plc
in the year ahead it is expected to create refrigeration, which the supermarket says 33 Holborn
1 million ft2 and has launched an accelerated reduces carbon emissions by 33%, as well as programme to build 50 new convenience solar panels and LED lighting. Value (£)
Value (£)
Sainsbury's, Nine Elms,
Outline planning / Tender café/housing – East Street,
737 housing units, Nine
Elms, London
Supermarket – Sunderland 48,000,000
Bicester town centre
Detail approval / Sanofi Aventis site,
Subcontract awarded Reglan Street mixed-
Detail approval / use development,
Subcontract awarded Portswood bus depot
Outline approval / shops/petrol station,
Subcontract awarded key supply chain partners activity – contracts let Bowmer & Kirkland
Longcross Group
RG Group Head Office
Henry Riley Consulting
EC Harris
Hadfield Cawkwell
arbour ABI CLIENT INTELLIGENCE 2013 The recycling and resource management SITA was also selected as preferred bidder company is working on a number of major for a £900m, 25-year energy-from-waste projects, after being selected by three contract with the West London Waste different local authorities in April for key Authority. A SITA-led consortium will build a contracts to deliver and operate waste £240m rail-linked energy-from-waste facility management systems. The Merseyside to manage up to 300,000 tonnes of residual Recycling and Waste Authority has appointed household waste each year from the west SITA in a 30-year, £1.18bn deal , under which London boroughs. a consortium led by the firm will deliver a rail In addition, Cornwall Council agreed a SITA House
loading waste transfer station in Merseyside 30-year, £1.1bn PFI contract variation and a new purpose-built energy-from-waste with SITA to manage household waste and facility in Teesside. The construction cost recycling, including building an energy-from- Berkshire
Value (£)
Value (£)
Severnside Energy Recovery 200,000,000
Tender / Detail approval Waste transfer station,
Gasification Plant –
Waste transfer station,
Avonmouth Resource Park,
Attenuation ponds,
Bristol Resource Recovery 25,000,000
Detail approval / LIR / Subcontract awarded Severnside Energy Recovery 10,000,000
Centre – civil works
Resource Recovery

Detail approval / LIR Centre, Wellingborough,
key supply chain partners activity – contracts let Balfour Beatty
No external QS appointed

CLIENT INTELLIGENCE 2013 The regeneration specialist's portfolio of Earlier this year St Modwen began projects under development includes the working with contractor Vinci on both the £2bn regeneration of New Covent Garden Covent Garden and Swansea schemes. The Market, London, the redevelopment of developer's St Modwen Homes division the Elephant and Castle Shopping Centre, formed a joint venture in August 2010 with St Modwen Developments Plc
the £1bn transformation of Longbridge, housebuilder Persimmon to develop 2,000 Sir Stanley Clarke House
Birmingham and the £150m first phase of homes. The JV is working on 229 homes Birmingham
the New Science and Innovation Campus for within the Longbridge scheme, which was West Midlands
Swansea University.
granted planning permission in June 2012. Value (£)
Value (£)
Glan Llyn development –
Detail approval / 600 houses and mixed-use, 168,199,500
Subcontract awarded 650 houses, South
RAF Uxbridge – residential/ 500,000,000
Outline approval / Subcontract awarded 510 houses and mixed-use, 40,000,000
Longbridge town
Tender / Detail approval redevelopment – masterplan
Pye Green Road, Cannock, 35,000,000
Longbridge East - phase 1
Contract / Detail approval Cadley Hill development,
3 Station Road, Newport
Outline planning / Contract key supply chain partners activity – contracts let Turner & Townsend
Faithful & Gould
DBK Partners
Stephen George and
Source: Barbour ABI CLIENT INTELLIGENCE 2013 The developer, which works with landowners, Projects further along include the £110m investors and occupiers while also being City office development St Mark's Lane, the development manager, has several which Stanhope is developing jointly with major projects in the pipeline. Stanhope Mitsui Fudosan UK. The scheme has been on has formed a joint venture with the BBC to site since last year with Sir Robert McAlpine redevelop Television Centre into a mixed- as construction manager. With Schroder use development designed by Allford Hall Property Investment, Stanhope also won Monaghan Morris (AHMM). In April it also planning permission in March for the first submitted a five-acre mixed-use scheme phase of the redevelopment of Ruskin Square Address
in Reading town centre called Station Hill in Croydon, which comprises a mixed-height Stanhope Plc
for planning permission and hopes to start residential building designed by AHMM, Norfolk House
construction of the Allies and Morrison- incorporating 161 homes, penthouses, a Westminster
designed scheme next year. Stanhope owns roof garden and private communal space at the scheme jointly with Benson Elliot. ground level.
Value (£)
Value (£)
Ruskin Square
Contract / Detail approval No data available
Hereford shopping centre

Detail approval / development
Subcontract awarded 70 Mark Lane, City of
Subcontract awarded London
1 Mabledon Place

Contract / Detail approval Westminster
Detail Planning / LIR / Subcontract awarded key supply chain partners activity – contracts let Robert McAlpine
Lend Lease Construction
Faithful & Gould
Cyril Sweett
Foster + Partners
Chapman Taylor & Partners 1
Source: Barbour ABI CLIENT INTELLIGENCE 2013 In the wake of falling profits, Tesco has scaled store market, through its Tesco Extra and down its development plans significantly. Tesco Metro brands.
In the year to February 2013 it opened 1.4 In January 2013 Tesco's chief executive million ft2 of new space, which was a 40% Philip Clarke announced an end to the reduction on the previous year. decade-long "space race" pursued by UK Tesco Stores Ltd
Tesco is now moving away from building supermarkets. This was accompanied by the New Tesco House
large out-of-town developments and focusing scrapping of 100 sites on which Tesco had Waltham Cross
instead on renewing existing stores and planned to build in the next decade, leading building up its presence in the convenience the supermarket to write down £804m.
Value (£)
Value (£)
Gateshead Shopping Centre 150,000,000
Detail approval / Brighton Grove Centre,
- Trinity Square
Subcontract awarded Brighton Grove Centre
Cottam Hall redevelopment, 80,000,000
/ Tesco supermarket –
Sittingbourne regeneration, 51,217, 500
Streatham Hub
Detail approval / Subcontract awarded Merklands Quay houses /
Cottam Hall Preston
superstore / petrol station,
redevelopment masterplan
Highams Park housing/
Detail approval / Campbells Meadow
Subcontract awarded regeneration, King's Lynn
development, Chingford
key supply chain partners activity – contracts let Bowmer & Kirkland
Barr Holdings
DBK Partners
Gardiner & Theobald
Cyril Sweett
Smith Smalley Architects
Source: Barbour ABI CLIENT INTELLIGENCE 2013 9/appENdix: list of kEy supply chaiN partNErs by valuE of proJEcts public aNd rEgulatEd sEctor cliENts privatE sEctor cliENts Total value of schemes
Total value of schemes
appointed on
appointed on
Basildon District Council Contractor
Ardmore Construction Brookfield Multiplex Construction Europe Galliford Try Construction Forest Gate Construction Turner & Townsend Gardiner & Theobald Architect
S & P Architects Third Dimension Group Ian Simpson Architects 2,100,000,000 Lifschutz Davidson Birmingham City Council Contractor
Lend Lease Construction 181,000,000 McLaren Construction Lend Lease Construction Rider Levett Bucknall Turner & Townsend Architect
Rogers Stirk Harbour Wilkinson Eyre Architects 185,000,000 John McAslan & Partners 600,000,000 Tate Hindle Design Covent Garden Market Contractor
Vinci Construction UK 1,000,000,000 Vinci Construction UK Turner & Townsend Turner & Townsend Architect
Faithful & Gould Architect
Foster + Partners Adamson Associates Foster + Partners Source: Barbour ABI CLIENT INTELLIGENCE 2013 public aNd rEgulatEd sEctor cliENts privatE sEctor cliENts Total value of schemes
Company Total value of schemes
appointed on
appointed on
Hammerfest Strom UK 1,000,000,000 Tolent Construction Faithful & Gould Gardiner & Theobald Currie & Brown UK Architect
Allford Hall Monaghan David Chipperfield Essex County Council Gallagher Developments Contractor
Vinci Construction UK 6,033,400,000 Buckingham Group Turner & Townsend Faithful & Gould Higgins Construction Kinsler & Partners Architect
Jestico + Whiles Architect
Nicholas Hare Architects Paul Drew Design Ian Darby Partnership Glasgow City Council Contractor
Studio E Architects 1,210,000,000 Franklin & Andrews Turner & Townsend Architect
Page & Park Architects Elder & Cannon Architects 900,000,000 Source: Barbour ABI CLIENT INTELLIGENCE 2013 public aNd rEgulatEd sEctor cliENts privatE sEctor cliENts Total value of schemes
Total value of schemes
appointed on
appointed on
Lend Lease Construction 855,000,000 Gardiner & Theobald Faithful & Gould Camland Developments 1,500,000,000 Architect
Benson & Forsyth Devereux Architects PLP Architecture Proctor Matthews Homes and Communities Contractor
Neilcott Construction Galliford Try Construction Faithful & Gould Rider Levett Bucknall Gardiner & Theobald Architect
Foster + Partners Maccreanor Lavington Jones Lang LaSalle Vinci Construction UK 5,605,000,000 Lend Lease Construction 3,040,000,000 Gardiner & Theobald Frankham Consultancy Turner & Townsend Architect
Pollard Thomas & Edwards Allies & Morrison Frankham Consultancy Source: Barbour ABI CLIENT INTELLIGENCE 2013 privatE sEctor cliENts public aNd rEgulatEd sEctor cliENts privatE sEctor cliENts Total value of schemes
Total value of schemes
appointed on
appointed on
Kent County Council Contractor
Lend Lease Construction 290,550,000 Kier Construction Frankham Consultancy Architect
IBI Taylor Young Betteridge & Milsom Architect
Fletcher Rae Architects Studio E Architects Jestico + Whiles Ministry of Defence Contractor
Bowmer & Kirkland Henry Riley Consulting Cyril Sweett Group Architect
Chetwood Associates ADAM Architecture Hadfield Cawkwell Contractor
Shanks Waste Management 77,400,000 Franklin & Andrews Austin-Smith:Lord Architect
John McAslan & Partners 1,800,000,000 Source: Barbour ABI CLIENT INTELLIGENCE 2013 public aNd rEgulatEd sEctor cliENts privatE sEctor cliENts Total value of schemes
Total value of schemes
appointed on
appointed on
South Tyneside Council Contractor
Vinci Construction UK Turner & Townsend Turner & Townsend Faithful & Gould Architect
Stephen George and Plus 3 Architecture Sunderland City Council Contractor
Faithful & Gould BAM Construction Faithful & Gould Architect
Cyril Sweett Group Spence Associates Architect
Foster + Partners Cartwright Pickard Transport Scotland Contractor
Galliford Try Construction Bowmer & Kirkland Vinci Construction UK Gardiner & Theobald Dawn Construction Cyril Sweett Group Stirling Council Architect
Saunders Partnership WA Fairhurst & Partners 700,000,000 Smith Smalley Architects 681,700,000 3DReid (Architects) Source: Barbour ABI


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Microsoft powerpoint - eating disorders2006

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