Construction

UK construction companies are trusted partners in building and infrastructure projects around the world. They are known globally for delivering high quality and sustainable products and professional services.

Sustainable products

The UK is home to cutting edge technology for the design and delivery of low carbon, environmentally sensitive products, materials, plant and equipment.

Professional services

The UK’s professional services are among the best in the world. From consultancy and design to engineering and project management, the construction sector upholds the highest ethical, environmental and professional standards.

Internationally respected standards

The UK’s BREEAM was the world’s first method to assess building sustainability - it still leads the way. BREEAM rated buildings enhance wellbeing, help protect the environment and are more attractive to investors.

3m

people employed in UK construction

£20.9bn

invested in research and development

1st

UK construction equipment ranked best in Europe

£60.3bn

annual industry turnover

60%

of UK construction equipment exported to 160 countries

23,000

UK construction companies in the UK

Digital innovation

The UK construction sector leads the development and implementation of innovative digital technologies.

The model to follow

Building Information Modelling (BIM) allows everyone on a project to work together digitally from one set of information, improving collaboration and reducing risk. The UK’s BIM standard has been adopted as International Standard ISO 19650.

Investing in innovation

Between 2018 and 2022, the UK will invest 72 million GBP in the construction industry’s digital transformation. This includes funding for the Centre for Digital Built Britain – a partnership between the UK government and the University of Cambridge.

A digital future

UK experts are constantly designing and developing smart technology. They are empowering the smart cities of today and the future.

Next steps

Whether you’re looking for a supplier or starting a business in the UK, we can help. Get in touch with us for simple, straightforward help and advice on how to do business in the UK.