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Highway Maintenance Market Report - UK 2022-2026

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Incorporating original input and primary research, the report contains an in-depth analysis of the UK highway maintenance sector, including market structure, recent market and future trends, major spending programmes and supplier and regional analysis.

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The 5th Edition of the ‘Highway Maintenance Market Report – UK 2022-2026 has been published by AMA Research. Incorporating original input and primary research, the report contains an in-depth analysis of the UK highway maintenance sector, including market structure, recent market and future trends, major spending programmes and supplier and regional analysis.

Key Issues Covered in the Report

  • Market Structure & Size – review of market structure, spending/investment levels, construction output, National Highways, responsibility for highway maintenance.
  • Analysis by UK region – England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.
  • Analysis by Product Group – market size, overall product mix, sector trends and key suppliers.
  • Market Forecasts – data to 2027.

Areas of Particular Interest

Market development in 2016-21 – driven by central and local government spending on highways, effects of the pandemic, emergence of new products and technologies.
Highway maintenance contracts – National Highways, devolved UK governments, local authorities.
Key materials analysis – review of key product sectors, including market size, growth rates and leading suppliers.
Industry supply – key players, term maintenance and specialist road contractors and material suppliers.Market prospects to 2027 – including a review of key market drivers and influences.

 

KEY AREAS COVERED IN THE REPORT

Market Overview

  • Infrastructure output – analysis by sector (roads, rail, etc.) for 2017-2021.
  • Governmental role – Department for Transport, National Highways, devolved UK governments, local authorities.
  • Regional analysis – major roadbuilding, upgrading and maintenance schemes by area.
  • State of the UK road network – overall condition, pothole repair expenditure and budgets.
  • Innovations – new materials and processes, deployment of new digital technologies, connected infrastructure, electric vehicles and anticipated emergence of driverless cars.
  • Types of contracts – framework agreements, term maintenance contracts, buying consortia, PFI.

Product Sectors

  • Expenditure review by product sector – products/sectors related to the road surface, road reinstatement products and street lighting systems.
  • Key product sectors – bitumen macadam, asphalt surfacing, surface dressing, surface dressing aggregates, resin anti-skid surfacing/high friction surfacing, slurry micro-seal surfacing, bitumen emulsions, footpath treatments, road markings, reinstatement products (i.e. manhole repair products), road studs, winter maintenance and street lighting systems.
  • Market sector reviews – trends, drivers, key suppliers, prospects.

Supply and Distribution

  • Contractor review – term maintenance contractors, specialist road contractors, consulting engineers and materials suppliers.
  • Distribution– leading channels for building materials, e.g. direct supply, specialist distributors and builders merchants.

Transport continues to represent one of the largest areas of Government expenditure – it has generally been recognised that investment in infrastructure will assist economic growth across the UK, as well as contributing significantly towards the present Government’s desire to rejuvenate under-performing areas of the UK as part of its ‘Levelling Up’ strategy.

The industry continues to complain about a lack of investment in the road network, which has led to long-term deterioration and a severe backlog in terms of upgrades and maintenance. Many local authorities favour a move towards some form of guaranteed, longer-term funding model (ideally between 5-10 years), which would assist with planning and help drive greater efficiencies.

Investment continues to improve infrastructure for more sustainable forms of transport, such as cycling and walking. This is especially apparent within many of the UK’s major cities – in London, for example, Transport for London (TfL) has delivered an estimated 270km of high-quality cycle routes since 2016, increasing the percentage of Londoners living within 400m of the cycle network.

CONTENTS

1. INTRODUCTION 8
1.1 CONTEXT 8
1.2 DEFINITIONS 8
1.3 ABBREVIATIONS 8
2. MARKET SUMMARY 10
2.1 MARKET SIZE 10
2.2 REGIONAL OVERVIEW 13
2.2.1 National Highways 19
2.2.2 Local Authority Expenditure on Highway Maintenance: Non-motorway and Trunk Roads 22
2.2.3 London Boroughs 26
2.2.4 Scotland 27
2.2.5 Wales 30
2.2.6 Northern Ireland 32
2.3 TYPES OF CONTRACTS 33
3. MARKET INFLUENCES AND DRIVERS 36
3.1 MAIN MARKET INFLUENCES AND DRIVERS 36
3.2 POLITICAL INFLUENCES AND DRIVERS 37
3.3 ECONOMIC INFLUENCES AND DRIVERS 38
3.4 SOCIAL INFLUENCES AND DRIVERS 39
3.5 TECHNOLOGICAL INFLUENCES AND DRIVERS 40
3.6 LEGAL INFLUENCES AND DRIVERS 41
3.7 ENVIRONMENTAL INFLUENCES AND DRIVERS 42
4. END USE SECTORS 44
4.1 INFRASTRUCTURE CONSTRUCTION OUTPUT 44
4.2 RESPONSIBILITY FOR HIGHWAY MAINTENANCE 45
4.3 UK ROAD NETWORK 47
4.4 VEHICLE NUMBERS 50
5. MARKET SUB SECTORS 56
5.1 BITUMEN MACADAM ASPHALT SURFACING 56
5.2 SURFACE DRESSING 60
5.3 SURFACE DRESSING AGGREGATES 62
5.4 RESIN ANTI-SKID SURFACING / HIGH FRICTION SURFACING 63
5.5 SLURRY SEAL MICRO SURFACING 64
5.6 BITUMEN EMULSIONS 65
5.7 FOOTPATHS 67
5.8 ROAD PLANING AND RETREADING 68
5.9 ROAD MARKINGS 69
5.10 EMERGENCY HIGHWAY BITUMEN REINSTATEMENT PRODUCTS 70
5.11 ROAD STUDS 72
5.12 WINTER MAINTENANCE 73
5.13 ROAD AND STREET LIGHTING 73
6. DISTRIBUTION 79
6.1 MARKET MAP 79
6.2 HIGHWAYS CONTRACTORS / MATERIALS SUPPLIERS 81
6.2.1 Term Maintenance Contractors 82
6.2.2 Product Suppliers / Distributors 91
6.2.3 Specialist Road Contractors 103
6.2.4 Consulting Engineers 110
7. INNOVATION 114
7.1 ROAD MATERIALS AND PRODUCTS 114
7.2 DIGITAL SOLUTIONS 115
7.3 DRIVERLESS VEHICLES 116
8. MARKET FORECASTS 117
8.1 MARKET FORECASTS 117
8.2 FUTURE MARKET PROSPECTS AND INFLUENCES 117
APPENDICES 121
APPENDIX A: ECONOMIC ENVIRONMENT 121
A.1 OVERVIEW AND OUTLOOK 121
A.2 GDP 121
A.3 INFLATION & INTEREST RATES 123
A.4 EMPLOYMENT & WAGES 124
A.5 HOUSEHOLD CONSUMPTION 125
A.6 STERLING 126
A.7 TRADE & BUSINESS INVESTMENT 127
RESEARCH SERVICES OFFERED BY AMA RESEARCH 128

TABLES & CHARTS

CHART 1: ROAD AND TOTAL INFRASTRUCTURE OUTPUT IN THE UK (£M MSP) 2016 – 2021 10
TABLE 2: DEPARTMENT FOR TRANSPORT – DEPARTMENTAL SPENDING (£M), 2016/2017-2021/2022 13
CHART 3: DEPARTMENT FOR TRANSPORT: EXPENDITURE BY SECTOR (%) 2020/2021 14
TABLE 4: DEPARTMENT FOR TRANSPORT – LOCAL AUTHORITY TRANSPORT BUDGETS (£M) 2016/2017-2021/2022 17
TABLE 5: STRUCTURE OF NATIONAL HIGHWAYS OPERATIONAL AREAS 2021/2022 – REGIONS, OPERATIONAL AREAS COVERED, ROADS MANAGED 20
TABLE 6: NATIONAL HIGHWAYS: EXPENDITURE BREAKDOWN (£M), 2018/2019-2020/2021 21
TABLE 7: NATIONAL HIGHWAYS; EXPENDITURE BY REGION, 2019/2020-2020/2021 (£M) 22
CHART 8: LOCAL GOVERNMENT EXPENDITURE BY KEY SECTORS (%) 2021/2022 23
TABLE 9: HIGHWAYS/TRANSPORT EXPENDITURE BY ENGLISH LOCAL AUTHORITIES – (£M), 2016/2017-2021/2022 23
TABLE 10: HIGHWAYS/TRANSPORT CAPITAL EXPENDITURE BY ENGLISH LOCAL AUTHORITIES – (£M), 2017/2018-2022/2023 24
TABLE 11: LOCAL AUTHORITIES – CAPITAL EXPENDITURE ON ROADS IN ENGLAND (£M), 2019/2020-2021/2022 24
TABLE 12: AVERAGE HIGHWAY MAINTENANCE BUDGET PER LOCAL AUTHORITY IN ENGLAND, LONDON (£M), 2016/17- 2021/22 25
TABLE 13: MOTORWAYS AND TRUNK ROADS EXPENDITURE: SCOTLAND 2018/19 – 2022/23 BY WORK AREA 28
TABLE 14: ROADS AND TRANSPORT REVENUE EXPENDITURE WALES 2016/17 – 2020/21 31
TABLE 15: UK HIGHWAY MAINTENANCE PRODUCTS MARKET PESTLE SUMMARY 2021 36
TABLE 16: INFRASTRUCTURE OUTPUT BY SECTOR 2017-2021 – BY VALUE (£M) AND % CHANGE BY VALUE 44
TABLE 17: STRUCTURAL CONDITION OF ROADS IN ENGLAND & WALES: 2021/2022 (%) 48
TABLE 18: NUMBER OF POTHOLES, TOTAL SPEND – ENGLAND & WALES 2016/17- 2021/22 50
CHART 19: LICENSED VEHICLES BY TYPE 2018: TOTAL ALL VEHICLES (%) 51
CHART 20: % OF ROAD LENGTH AND TRAFFIC BY CLASSES OF ROAD IN GREAT BRITAIN 2021 53
TABLE 21: NUMBER OF EV CHARGING POINTS BY REGION –2021/2022 54
TABLE 22: TOTAL PRODUCTION OF HOT MIX ASPHALT AND MACADAM MIXES IN UK 2016 – 2025 MILLION TONNES/NO. OF PRODUCTION PLANTS 58
TABLE 23: MAIN USES FOR BITUMEN-BASED ASPHALTS AND MACADAMS 2021 58
CHART 24: LEADING SUPPLIERS OF ASPHALT AND MACADAM IN THE UK – MARKET SHARES 2021 59
TABLE 25: UK SURFACE DRESSING MARKET: BINDER SUPPLY – BITUMEN EMULSION – 2016-2025 (000 TONNES) 61
TABLE 26: SUPPLIERS OF SURFACE DRESSING BINDERS IN THE UK – ESTIMATED VOLUMES AND MARKET SHARE 2021 62
TABLE 27: BITUMEN EMULSIONS MARKET – MIX BY SURFACE DRESSING/OTHERS: 2016-2025 (000’S TONNES) 66
TABLE 28: MARKET SHARE ANALYSIS OF LEADING COMPANIES SUPPLYING CEMENT-BASED BAGGED MANHOLE LEVELLING COMPOUNDS AND SETTING 2021 71
TABLE 29: UK PUBLIC SECTOR EXPENDITURE ON STREET LIGHTING (£M) – 2015/2016-2020/2021 74
TABLE 30: LOCAL AUTHORITIES – TOTAL EXPENDITURE ON STREET LIGHTING IN ENGLAND (£M), 2015/2016-2020/2021 75
TABLE 31: LOCAL AUTHORITIES – CAPITAL EXPENDITURE ON STREET LIGHTING IN ENGLAND (£M), 2018/2019-2020/2021 75
CHART 32: PRODUCT MIX OF PUBLIC SECTOR STREET LIGHTING 2021 – % BY VOLUME 77
CHART 33: MERCHANTS MARKET SHARES 2021 80
TABLE 34: AMEY HIGHWAYS LTD 82
TABLE 35: ATKINS LTD 83
TABLE 36: BALFOUR BEATTY GROUP LTD 83
TABLE 37: BEAR SCOTLAND LTD 84
TABLE 38: CONNECT PLUS (M25) LTD 84
TABLE 39: FM CONWAY LTD 85
TABLE 40: RJ DANCE (CONTRACTORS) LTD 85
TABLE 41: DOWHIGH LTD 86
TABLE 42: EUROVIA UK LTD 86
TABLE 43: FITZGERALD CONTRACTORS LTD 87
TABLE 44: HENDERSON & TAYLOR PUBLIC WORKS LTD 87
TABLE 45: KENSON HIGHWAYS LTD 88
TABLE 46: KIER GROUP PLC 89
TABLE 47: MURRILL CONSTRUCTION LTD 89
TABLE 48: J B RINEY & CO. LTD 90
TABLE 49: TAYSIDE CONTRACTS 90
TABLE 50: VOLKERHIGHWAYS LTD 91
TABLE 51: AGGREGATE INDUSTRIES UK LTD 92
TABLE 52: BITUCHEM BUILDING PRODUCTS LTD 92
TABLE 53: BREEDON GROUP PLC 93
TABLE 54: BRITISH SALT LTD 93
TABLE 55: CEMEX UK OPERATIONS LTD 94
TABLE 56: CLEARVIEW INTELLIGENCE GROUP LTD 95
TABLE 57: COLAS LTD 96
TABLE 58: COMPASS MINERALS UK LTD 96
TABLE 59: FORTERRA BUILDING PRODUCTS LTD 97
TABLE 60: FOSROC INTERNATIONAL LTD 97
TABLE 61: HANSON QUARRY PRODUCTS EUROPE LTD 98
TABLE 62: THE IRISH SALT MINING AND EXPLORATION COMPANY LTD 98
TABLE 63: MIDLAND QUARRY PRODUCTS LTD 99
TABLE 64: PAREX LTD 99
TABLE 65: SIG PLC 100
TABLE 66: SAINT-GOBAIN CONSTRUCTION PRODUCTS UK LTD 100
TABLE 67: SHELL INTERNATIONAL LTD 101
TABLE 68: TARMAC TRADING LTD 101
TABLE 69: TOTALENERGIES MARKETING UK LTD 102
TABLE 70: JOHN WAINWRIGHT & CO LTD 102
TABLE 71: WIRTGEN LTD 103
TABLE 72: CHEVRON TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT LTD 104
TABLE 73: CONEWORX LTD 104
TABLE 74: ENERVEO LTD 105
TABLE 75: HAZELL & JEFFERIES LTD 105
TABLE 76: HENRY WILLIAMS & SON (ROADS) LTD 106
TABLE 77: HUNT GROUP LTD 106
TABLE 78: JET PLANT HIRE LTD 107
TABLE 79: KIELY BROS. LTD 107
TABLE 80: LEITHS (SCOTLAND) LTD 108
TABLE 81: MARLBOROUGH HIGHWAYS LTD 108
TABLE 82: JOHN MCQUILLAN CONTRACTS LTD 109
TABLE 83: NATIONAL ROAD PLANING LTD 109
TABLE 84: O’HARA BROS. SURFACING LTD 110
TABLE 85: AECOM LTD 111
TABLE 86: ARCADIS (UK) LTD 111
TABLE 87: ARUP GROUP LTD 112
TABLE 88: JACOBS UK LTD 112
TABLE 89: MOTT MACDONALD LTD 113
TABLE 90: WSP UK LTD 113
TABLE 91: UK HIGHWAY MAINTENANCE MARKET BY VALUE (£BN MSP) 2017-2026 117
CHART A1: GROSS VALUE ADDED BY SECTOR 123
CHART A2: CPI INFLATION AND BANK OF ENGLAND BASE RATE 124
CHART A3: AVERAGE WEEKLY EARNINGS BY SECTOR 125
CHART A4: DISPOSABLE INCOME PER CAPITA & SAVINGS RATIO 126
CHART A5: STERLING EXCHANGE RATES TO THE DOLLAR AND THE EURO 126
CHART A6: TRADE & BUSINESS INVESTMENT, 2018-2020 127

 

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