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Enterprise Zones - Construction and Development Opportunities Market Report - UK 2015-2019 Analysis

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Introduction and Overview

AMA Research have published the first edition of the report 'Enterprise Zones - Construction and Development Opportunities Market Report - UK 2015-2019 Analysis'. The report should be of particular interest to construction companies and their supply chains, Local Enterprise Partnerships, and key stakeholders and companies operating in the advanced manufacturing and allied sectors.

Key areas covered:

  • Detailed analysis of 25 Enterprise Zones - size, key zone sectors, geographical areas of concentration, development activity and key zone companies.
  • Analysis of the role of Local Enterprise Partnerships and their involvement in Enterprise Zones and key funding initiatives.
  • Overview of key Government funding initiatives and grants for Enterprise Zones - including incentives for commercial and industrial firms setting up on Enterprise Zones.
  • Review of advanced manufacturing sectors - key clusters and centres of excellence in the UK, areas earmarked by LEPs, regional clustering of supply chains and their link to Enterprise Zones.

Key areas of insight include:

  • Analysis of the value of Enterprise Zones to the construction industry - enterprise zones have contributed towards a major boost to the UK construction sector with the redevelopment of more than 100 hectares of land and more than 5.4m sq. ft. of new or refurbished floor space.
  • Enterprise Zones have been established to further the development of manufacturing and research businesses across a range of key advanced manufacturing industries including the automotive, aerospace, IT, electronics & data centres, pharmaceuticals & healthcare, biotechnology, agricultural, food technology, industrial & warehousing and renewable energy sectors.
  • Review of major development projects on UK Enterprise Zones including Transport & Infrastructure projects; Housing & Regeneration initiatives; Speculative Office & Warehousing; and the establishment of new colleges at Enterprise Zones to support apprenticeships and training required by local firms in construction, engineering, renewable energy and advanced manufacturing sectors.
  • Review of major stakeholders involved in Enterprise Zone development including construction contractors, LEPs and developers, consultants, architects, project managers and building services engineers.
  • Analysis of key stakeholder contract experience in the Advanced Manufacturing, Automotive, Aerospace, IT, Electronics & Data Centres, Pharmaceuticals & Biotechnology and industrial & Warehousing including Enterprise Zone experience.
  • Detailed market data and insight on the enterprise zones market by AMA Research, a leading UK provider of construction market intelligence.

Construction Activity in Enterprise Zones

  • Construction Market Overview: construction New Work - value of non-domestic construction output to 2019; construction output by sector.
  • Enterprise Zones - key development activity and construction projects at each Zone.
  • Enterprise Zones - value to the Construction industry; Transport & infrastructure Projects; Housing & Regeneration initiatives; Speculative Development Activity.
  • Enterprise Zones - establishment of new colleges at Enterprise Zones to support apprenticeships and training required by local firms in construction, engineering, renewable energy and advanced manufacturing sectors.
  • Local Enterprise Partnerships - role in the development of Enterprise Zones; funding for Local Enterprise Partnerships - key Government funding and initiatives.

Enterprise Zones - Regional Focus

  • Key Enterprise Zones in England - analysis of 25 Enterprise Zones, key development activity, value of projects, timescales.
  • Key Enterprise Zones in Wales - identification of 7 Enterprise Zones - location and specialism focusing on business, engineering, aerospace and energy.
  • Key Enterprise Areas in Scotland - identification of 4 Enterprise Areas - location and specialism focusing on life sciences, manufacturing and renewable energy.

Enterprise Zones - Sector Analysis

  • Overview of key sectors at Enterprise Zones Advanced Manufacturing & Engineering Sector - overview & sector size and advanced manufacturing activity & development at UK Enterprise Zones.
  • Aerospace Sector - overview & sector size and Aerospace activity & development at UK Enterprise Zones.
  • Automotive & Transport Sector - overview & sector size and Automotive activity & development at UK Enterprise Zones.
  • Energy & Low Carbon Technologies - overview & sector size and Energy/Low Carbon activity & development at UK Enterprise Zones.
  • Pharmaceuticals, Biotechnology & Healthcare - overview & sector size and Pharmaceutical/Biotechnology activity & development at UK Enterprise Zones.
  • Other Sectors: ICT, Electronics & Data Centres; Agri-Food & Food Technology, Universities - overview & sector size and activity & development at UK Enterprise Zones.

Construction Market Supply for Enterprise Zones

  • Overview & key construction stakeholders in UK Enterprise Zones - Contractors, LEPS & Developers, Architects; Consulting Engineers; Project Managers, Quantity Surveyors, Building Services & Process Engineers.
  • Analysis of key stakeholder contract experience in the Advanced Manufacturing, Automotive, Aerospace, IT, Electronics & Data Centres, Pharmaceuticals & Biotechnology and industrial & Warehousing including Enterprise Zone experience.

Report Summary

Established in 2012, Enterprise Zones are at the heart of the Government's long term economic plan, supporting businesses to grow. Since their start in April 2012 they have attracted over 430 companies, secured over £2.1bn of private sector investment and created more than 15,500 jobs across the Country. Enterprise Zones are hosted by Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) in which commercial and industrial businesses are eligible for financial incentives to set up or expand. The majority of UK Enterprise Zones are located in England, though there are 7 in Wales and 4 in Scotland.

Commercial and industrial firms locating to Enterprise Zones are eligible for incentives to set up or expand, such as business rate discounts and Enhanced Capital Allowances for the purchase of machinery and equipment. Enterprise Zones have also been eligible to apply for a number of grants including the Local Infrastructure Fund to support enabling works in and around Enterprise Zone sites and also accelerate large scale housing developments and the Capital Grant Fund to support infrastructure projects. In addition, Enterprise Zones will be subject to simplified local authority planning.

In terms of value to the construction industry, more than £410m is being spent by LEPs on major projects across Enterprise Zones in the UK. This has led to a major boost to the UK construction sector with work already carried out to redevelop more than 100 hectares of land and deliver more than 5.4m sq. ft. of new or refurbished floor space. Enterprise Zones are also bringing back speculative development to the UK for the first time since the recession.

There are proposals to extend a number of enterprise zones in the UK, as well as to establish new Enterprise Zones. In the 2015 Summer Budget, key measures affecting LEPs and Enterprise Zones with the invitation to bid for a new round of Enterprise Zones were also announced. In addition, the Government wants its 20 newly established Housing Zones to be areas where the process of house-building on brownfield land can be accelerated and simplified through locally led partnerships.

The Advanced Manufacturing/Engineering sector is one of the most significant within the UK Enterprise Zone market, with 19 LEPs having earmarked large areas for future developments. It is in these Zones that the bulk of future Advanced Manufacturing development is expected to take place, with many schemes yet to appoint developers. Regional clustering is central to the advanced manufacturing supply chain and a number of Enterprise Zones have developed extensive supply chains. Key individual sectors are automotive, aerospace, renewable energy and low carbon, life sciences and IT and consumer electronics.


List of Report Contents

  1. Contents Listing
  2. 1. INTRODUCTION 6
  3. 2. SUMMARY AND FUTURE PROSPECTS 7
  4. 3. ECONOMIC ENVIRONMENT 11
  5. 3.1 GDP 11
  6. 3.2 INFLATION & INTEREST RATES 12
  7. 3.3 UNEMPLOYMENT 13
  8. 3.4 HOUSEHOLD CONSUMPTION 14
  9. 3.5 HOUSING & CONSTRUCTION 14
  10. 3.6 STERLING 16
  11. 3.7 POPULATION PROFILE 16
  12. 3.8 CONCLUSIONS 17
  13. 4. UK CONSTRUCTION MARKET FOR ENTERPRISE ZONES 18
  14. 4.1 DEFINITION AND OVERVIEW 18
  15. 4.2 CONSTRUCTION MARKET OVERVIEW 18
  16. 4.3 ENTERPRISE ZONES - KEY DEVELOPMENT AND CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS 21
  17. 4.3.1 Enterprise Zones - Value to the Construction Industry 21
  18. 4.3.2 Enterprise Zones - Transport/Infrastructure Projects 22
  19. 4.3.3 Enterprise Zones - Housing & Regeneration 23
  20. 4.3.4 Enterprise Zones - Speculative Development 26
  21. 4.3.5 Enterprise Zones - Apprenticeships 27
  22. 4.3.6 Key Development Projects 28
  23. 4.4 FUNDING AND INVESTMENT FOR ENTERPRISE ZONES 30
  24. 4.4.1 Government Funding Initiatives 30
  25. 4.4.2 2015 Budgets 33
  26. 4.4.3 Funding for LEPs 35
  27. 5. ENTERPRISE ZONES - REGIONAL FOCUS 40
  28. 5.1 KEY ENTERPRISE ZONES IN THE UK 40
  29. 5.1.1 England - Enterprise Zone Profiles 41
  30. 5.1.2 Scotland - Enterprise Zones 50
  31. 5.1.3 Wales - Enterprise Zones 51
  32. 6. ENTERPRISE ZONES - SECTOR ANALYSIS 52
  33. 6.1 OVERVIEW 52
  34. 6.2 ADVANCED MANUFACTURING/ENGINEERING 54
  35. 6.2.1 Overview & Sector Size 54
  36. 6.2.2 Advanced Manufacturing Activity at UK Enterprise Zones 55
  37. 6.3 AEROSPACE 59
  38. 6.4 AUTOMOTIVE & TRANSPORT 63
  39. 6.5 ENERGY/LOW CARBON TECHNOLOGIES 67
  40. 6.6 PHARMACEUTICALS, BIOTECHNOLOGY & HEALTHCARE 72
  41. 6.7 OTHER SECTORS 75
  42. 6.7.1 Agri-food 75
  43. 6.7.2 ICT & Electronic Products 75
  44. 6.7.3 Food Enterprise Zones 76
  45. 6.7.4 University Enterprise Zones 78
  46. 7. CONSTRUCTION MARKET SUPPLY FOR ENTERPRISE ZONES 81
  47. 7.1 OVERVIEW & KEY STAKEHOLDERS IN ENTERPRISE ZONE 81
  48. 7.2 CONTRACTORS 81
  49. 7.3 LOCAL ENTERPRISE PARTNERSHIPS AND PROPERTY DEVELOPERS 87
  50. 7.4 ARCHITECTS 92
  51. 7.5 ENGINEERING CONSULTANTS 98
  52. 7.6 OTHERS 104
  53. APPENDICES 108
  1. Tables & Charts
  2. TABLE 1 GDP DATA - 2012-2015 - KEY CONSTITUENT ELEMENTS 11
  3. CHART 2 INTEREST RATES AND INFLATION (CPI) FROM 2000-2019 13
  4. CHART 3 PDI & SAVINGS RATIO AT CURRENT PRICES 2000-2019 14
  5. TABLE 4 EXCHANGE RATE FLUCTUATIONS 2010-2015 - STERLING TO THE DOLLAR, AND THE EURO, SPOT RATES 16
  6. CHART 5 VALUE OF NON-DOMESTIC CONSTRUCTION OUTPUT 2009 - 2019 BY VALUE (£BN AT CURRENT PRICES) 19
  7. CHART 6 NON-RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION OUTPUT ANALYSIS BY SECTOR 2014 - % BY VALUE 20
  8. TABLE 7 HOUSING ZONES OUTSIDE LONDON 23
  9. TABLE 8 HOUSING ZONES IN LONDON 25
  10. TABLE 9 LOCAL INFRASTRUCTURE FUND - SHORT-LISTED SCHEMES 31
  11. TABLE 10 CAPITAL GRANT FUND - SHORT-LISTED SCHEMES 33
  12. TABLE 11 SINGLE LOCAL GROWTH FUND 2015-16 (£M) 36
  13. TABLE 12 LOCAL GROWTH FUND/GROWTH DEAL AWARDS BY LEPs - 2014-2015 (£M) 37
  14. TABLE 13 ERDF & ESF FUNDS TO LEPS 2014-2020 (€M) 39
  15. CHART 14 ENGLISH ENTERPRISE ZONES - REGIONAL SPREAD BY LEP 41
  16. TABLE 15 ENTERPRISE AREAS IN SCOTLAND 51
  17. TABLE 16 ENTERPRISE ZONES IN WALES 51
  18. TABLE 17 ENTERPRISE ZONES IN THE UK - SECTOR FOCUS 53
  19. TABLE 18 ADVANCED MANUFACTURING/ENGINEERING - KEY ENTERPRISE ZONES 57
  20. TABLE 19 UK AEROSPACE SECTOR - SIZE AND VALUE 2014 59
  21. TABLE 20 AEROSPACE - KEY ENTERPRISE ZONES 61
  22. TABLE 21 UK AUTOMOTIVE SECTOR - SIZE AND VALUE 2014 63
  23. TABLE 22 AUTOMOTIVE/TRANSPORT - KEY ENTERPRISE ZONES 66
  24. TABLE 23 LOW CARBON SECTOR - UK INITIATIVES 68
  25. TABLE 24 ENERGY/LOW CARBON - KEY ENTERPRISE ZONES 70
  26. TABLE 25 UK PHARMACEUTICAL SECTOR - SIZE AND VALUE 2014 72
  27. TABLE 26 PHARMACEUTICALS & LIFE SCIENCES - KEY ENTERPRISE ZONES 74
  28. TABLE 27 FOOD ENTERPRISE ZONES BY LEP 77
  29. TABLE 28 FOOD ENTERPRISE ZONES BY LEP - ROUND 2 78
  30. TABLE 29 UNIVERSITY ENTERPRISE ZONES IN THE UK - SUMMARY 80
  31. TABLE 30 ENTERPRISE ZONES - LEADING CONTRACTORS BY SECTOR EXPERIENCE 82
  32. TABLE 31 ENTERPRISE ZONES - LEADING DEVELOPERS & LEPS 89
  33. TABLE 32 ENTERPRISE ZONES - LEADING ARCHITECTS BY SECTOR EXPERIENCE 93
  34. TABLE 33 ENTERPRISE ZONES - LEADING CONSULTING ENGINEERS BY SECTOR EXPERIENCE 99
  35. TABLE 34 ENTERPRISE ZONES - LEADING PROJECT MANAGERS/QS/PROCESS & BUILDING SERVICE ENGINEERS BY SECTOR EXPERIENCE 106
  36. TABLE 35 ENTERPRISE ZONES - KEY PROJECTS/DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITY 108
  37. TABLE 36 KEY ENTERPRISE ZONES IN THE UK - SUMMARY 113

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