Manchester enjoys 2011 construction boom

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2011 has been a good year for construction so far, with March’s figures showing that the industry continues to grow despite the recession.

A new survey shows that in Manchester construction activity has doubled so far this year, as 11 new major projects were recorded in the city this year, compared to just five projects in 2010.

The annual Manchester Crane Survey, which was commissioned by crane drivers Jonas Deloitte, reports that more cranes are visible in the city, which means construction activity is up and more jobs for contractors in the city.

Major construction projects going ahead in the city include the former site of Boddingtons Brewery, which was rumoured to be turning into a 200-bedroom Travelodge Hotel last year and King Street in Manchester city centre. Other big developments include Co-Op’s new £800 million headquarters, which are being built on Miller Street in the city.

A lot of the construction activity in Manchester involves the building of hotels and student accommodation, such as new projects like the 1,200-bedroom student halls in Oxford Road, which has been granted planning permission.

This can only be good news for Manchester and the UK construction industry, as higher activity means more jobs for plumbing, electrical and gas contractors in the city.

What do you think about this news for Manchester? Let us know on here or on the Train4TradeSkills Facebook and Twitter pages.

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Posted on April 5, 2011, in construction jobs, construction news, Electrical News, electrician jobs, plumbing jobs, Plumbing News, train4tradeskills and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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