Manchester enjoys 2011 construction boom

Train4TradeSkills Blog Co-op NOMA Manchester

Plans for Co-op's new HQ in Manchester

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.

About Train4tradeSkills

Train4TradeSkills offer the only trade training skills courses that combine three great ways to learn, through a unique blend of book based theory, practical workshops and virtual reality PC based training, to help you qualify you as a plumber, electrician or gas engineer. No other learning provider offers our unique way to study, with full tutor support, easy to follow, step by step modules. Once you complete one part of the course and return your work for marking, the next stage of the course automatically follows. It’s as easy as that. It’s fun, it’s easy to follow... and it can be fitted around your existing work and family commitments!

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.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: