Construction Technologies

Building the future of Construction Technologies

The Black Country is at the heart of Construction Technologies in the UK. The sector is buoyant benefiting from a strong cross sector correlation with Advanced Manufacturing & Engineering with a high number of organisations involved with the manufacture of products for the construction sector. Construction Technologies companies in the Black Country benefit from an ecosystem of support with 2 centres of excellence located here.

The Black Country’s Construction Technologies sector contributes £1.1bn to the UK economy and is forecast to grow by a further £1bn by 2030. The Black Country is home to major international companies such as Carillion, Homeserve, Barhale and Fortel Construction.

The Black Country has ambitious plans to develop the advancement of world-class design, manufacturing and engineering opportunities in the Black Country through HVM City. HVM City will create the perfect economic conditions for high value manufacturers to thrive; through investment in world leading people, businesses and places.

As a result this sector continues to go from strength to strength and is creating major demand for high quality industrial development, presenting significant investment opportunities.

Sector Opportunities 

The Construction Technologies  sector will see a number of opportunities in the future including:

  • A growing population with demands for housing and infrastructure
  • Major infrastructure projects planned such as HS2
  • Developments in Smart Specialisation
  • Growth of BIM (Building Information Modelling)
  • HVM City
  • Industry challenges to reduce climate change

Made in the Black Country, Sold around the World

Homeserve provide home emergency and repair services to over 7 million homes worldwide.

Carillion have been involved in major construction projects including Tate Modern, Library of Birmingham, High Speed 1 and the Copenhagen Metro.

Barhale played a role in the redevelopment Smithfield meat market in London.

Fortel have worked on major motorway projects including the central reservation works at Junction 4 of the M5, and the crossover work at Junction 23A, M1.

Shaylor Group undertook several projects tied to the Birmingham Gateway development at Birmingham’s New Street Station.

BriggsAmasco has installed a high performance green roof system at the British Museum’s £135 million World Conservation and Exhibitions Centre (WCEC).

RMD Kwikform helped install the roof of the Aquatics Centre for London 2012 Olympics.

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