This facilities management outsourcing market in the corporate sector is expected to experience reasonable growth over the next few years, assuming the UK economy and business confidence holds up well. Although the corporate sector of the FM industry is mature and outsourcing is well-established, demand is likely to remain strong in certain areas of the market. Many UK cities continue to report shortages of office space, which should have a positive effect on demand, whilst the FM market should also benefit from the ongoing expansion of sectors such as budget hotels and gyms and private warehouses.
Over the short to medium term, there is likely to be greater utilisation of FM providers in a more integrated way, linking the FM service provision with the company objectives more closely. Clients are increasingly expecting FM contractors to provide added-value advice and services in areas such as energy usage and carbon footprint reduction, whilst changing working patterns may mean that FM companies are becoming more involved in workplace design and management. The report contains a detailed assessment of these and other market trends and influences, with analysis of market prospects and potential areas of opportunity.