Trend Highlights from the Latest M&E Contractors Market Report - AMA Research

Driving Growth: Highlights and Trends from the Latest M&E Contractors Market Report

Following the launch of our latest M&E Contractors Market Report – UK 2024-2028, Editor of the report Anne Williams shares 5 key highlights and trends found within the report.

Market Value

The M&E contracting market in the UK is estimated to be valued at approximately £22.3 billion in 2023, demonstrating a strong recovery from the 2020 pandemic-induced downturn.

Market Demand

The infrastructure sector, particularly the data centre sub-segment of industrial construction, is experiencing heightened demand, bolstered by the shift towards cloud computing and the adoption of AI technologies.

Market Share

Offices remain a vital sector for M&E work, accounting for 20% of the market in 2023, second only to the growing infrastructure sector.

Regional Analysis

Regional analysis indicates that while London and the Southeast have seen a flattening in recent years, growth is evident in the North, East, and Wales, presenting opportunities for regional expansion.

Technological Advancements

As well as bringing about increased demand and new work areas for M&E Contractors, recent technological innovations have provided new tools and ways of working, increasing cost effectiveness, efficiency, and safety. Some examples explained further in the report are:

  • Building Information Modelling (BIM)
  • Drones, Robotics, & AI
  • ‘Smart’ Buildings and the Internet of Things (IoT)

M&E Contractors Market Highlights

We asked Anne to share the main highlights of this report and explain why insight from AMA Research is crucial for industry leaders.

“The report highlights the promising future outlook for the M&E contracting market, with a growth rate of 4% in 2023, anticipated to continue into 2024. The sector’s alignment with the drive towards Net Zero is a significant growth driver, positioning M&E contractors at the forefront of the transition to clean energy solutions and enhanced energy efficiency. We project the market to reach over £27 billion by 2028, fuelled by the development of data centres, demand for energy-efficient solutions, and infrastructure modernization across public and private sectors.

Our strategic insights are crucial for industry leaders, offering a comprehensive understanding of evolving market dynamics and identifying growth opportunities in high-demand sectors. Whether you are an M&E contractor, supplier, manufacturer, construction company, investor, or consulting agency, this report is an indispensable resource. It equips you with data-driven insights to support strategic decision-making and capitalize on emerging opportunities for sustainable growth”


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