Education construction highest in two years

Fordingbridge constructing a school canopy

Figures released towards the end of August reveal that education construction activity reached its highest level since 2012, accounting for 15% of the total value of all construction contracts in July.

Barbour ABI, which supplies construction data to the Office for National Statistics (ONS), Cabinet Office and Treasury, has published its latest Economic & Construction Market Review.

The review shows that the value of education construction contracts totalled more than £714 million in July, a 17.4% increase compared to June and 25.1% higher than July last year.

The August report, available to download here in PDF format, also shows that London was the main region for education construction activity in July, accounting for 15.1% of the total value of projects.

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