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Consulting Engineers - UK - July 2017

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Mintel

Published Date : Aug 2017

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Manufacturing

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Despite ongoing economic and political uncertainty, consulting engineers fees income is expected to demonstrate continued growth over the next five years. Global challenges, such as population growth, climate change and urbanisation, together with the potential offered by rapidly evolving technology, will offer growth opportunities. In the UK, transport and energy infrastructure projects are set to drive demand for consulting engineers over the next five years. However, in light of ongoing Brexit negotiations, which could delay some infrastructure projects, the current outlook carries a considerable degree of uncertainty.
Table of contents

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
The market
UK consulting engineers fees income up by an estimated 4% in 2016
Figure 1: Total fees rendered by UK consulting engineers. by sector, 2012-16
Road and rail remain most important areas for consulting engineers fees income
Demand in power and energy sector driven by renewables projects
Market for UK consulting engineers anticipated to grow by 20% in real terms between 2016 and 2021
Figure 2: Forecast market for UK consulting engineers, 2017-21
Demand structure
Ambitious government plans for UK transport infrastructure investment to offer strong opportunities for UK consulting engineers
Transition to low carbon economy drives demand in power/energy sector
Figure 3: Forecast market for UK consulting engineers in the power and energy sector, 2017-21
Shift in focus from capital investment towards asset maintenance in water and sewerage
Commercial and industrial construction impacted by Brexit-induced uncertainty
Figure 4: Forecast UK market for consulting engineers in the transport sector, 2017-21
Companies
What we think
KEY INSIGHTS
What are the likely implications of the referendum to withdraw from the EU for UK consulting engineers?
What are recent government efforts to help deliver a long-term infrastructure strategy?
What are the top priority infrastructure projects the government needs to press on with?
INTRODUCTION
Definitions
Methodology
Abbreviations
Market positioning
Market factors
UK ECONOMY
Overview
Figure 5: Forecast GDP development 2017-21
Figure 6: UK GDP quarterly development, 2004-17
Figure 7: UK GDP in economic downturns and recoveries since 1979
Inflation
Interest rates
House prices
Figure 8: UK House price changes, 2006-17
Consumer spending
Manufacturing
Figure 9: UK manufacturing, 2014-17
Business investment
Figure 10: UK GFCF 2003-17
Imports
Exports
MARKET OVERVIEW
Key points
Market size
The National Infrastructure Plan
Fees rendered by UK consulting engineers
Figure 11: Total fees rendered by UK consulting engineers, 2012-16
Figure 12: Total fees rendered by UK consulting engineers, 2012-16
Market segmentation
Key sectors
Figure 13: Analysis of fees rendered by UK consulting engineers, by industrial sector, 2012-16
Figure 14: Proportional importance of key sectors of consulting engineers income, 2016
Market forecast
Infrastructure investment at the heart of the governments plans to close the UKs productivity gap
Figure 15: National infrastructure and construction pipeline, by sector, 2017-21
Figure 16: National infrastructure and construction pipeline, by sector, as of Autumn 2016
Northern Power House and Midlands Engine initiatives to boost regional infrastructure investment
Independent Infrastructure Commission was established in 2015 to help ensure the timely delivery of major infrastructure projects
Following the snap election in June 2017, the NIC urges government to press on with key infrastructure projects
Outlook for UK consulting engineers fees income
Figure 17: Forecast market for UK consulting engineers, 2017-21
Figure 18: Analysis of forecast fees rendered by UK consulting engineers, by industrial sector, 2017-21
Figure 19: Forecast of fees rendered by UK consulting engineers, by industrial sector, 2016-20
BUILDING & CONSTRUCTION SECTOR
Key points
The market
Figure 20: Fees Rendered by UK Consulting Engineers in the Building Sector, 2012-16
Market segmentation
Figure 21: Segmentation of the fees rendered by UK consulting engineers in the building sector, 2012-16
BUILDING & CONSTRUCTION MARKET FACTORS
Key points
PFI sector
Industrial construction
Figure 22: Long term trend in private industrial construction output in Great Britain, 1970-2016
Figure 23: Analysis of private industrial new construction work in Great Britain, by sector 2012-16
Industrial construction forecast
Figure 24: Forecast private industrial construction output in Great Britain, 2017-21
Figure 25: Forecast of private industrial new construction work in Great Britain, by sector 2017-21
Commercial construction
Figure 26: Long term trend in private commercial construction output in Great Britain, 1970-2016
Figure 27: Analysis of private commercial construction in Great Britain, by type, 2012-16
Commercial construction forecast
Figure 28: Forecast private commercial construction output in Great Britain, 2017-21
Figure 29: Forecast of private commercial construction in Great Britain, by sector, 2017-21
Public non-residential construction
Figure 30: Long term trend in public non-residential construction activity in Great Britain, 1970-2016
Figure 31: Analysis of public sector non-residential construction output in Great Britain, 2012-16
Figure 32: Analysis of public sector non-residential construction in Great Britain, by type, 2012-16
Public non-residential construction forecast
Figure 33: Forecast public non-residential construction output in Great Britain, 2017-21
Figure 34: Forecast of public non-residential construction in Great Britain, by type, 2017-21
BUILDING & CONSTRUCTION SECTOR FORECAST
Key points
Market forecast
Figure 35: Forecast of fees rendered by UK consulting engineers in the building sector, 2017-21
Figure 36: Forecast of fees rendered by UK consulting engineers in the building sector, 2017-21
Figure 37: Forecast segmentation of the fees rendered by UK consulting engineers in the building sector, 2017-21
TRANSPORT SECTOR
Key points
The market
Figure 38: Fees rendered by UK consulting engineers in the transport sector, 2012-16
Figure 39: Fees rendered by UK consulting engineers in the transport sector, 2011-15
Market segmentation
Figure 40: Segmentation of the fees rendered by UK consulting engineers in the transportation sector, 2012-16
TRANSPORT MARKET FACTORS
Key points
Roads
Figure 41: Road network in Great Britain, by type, 2016
Figure 42: Road network expenditure in England, by activity and road type, 2010/11-2014/15
Figure 43: New construction and improvements of roads, motorways and all purpose trunk roads, in England, 2011/12-2015/16
Figure 44: Civil engineering new road construction output in Great Britain, 2012-16
Figure 45: Civil engineering new road construction output in Great Britain, 2012-16
Road sector forecast
2014 Road Investment Strategy signals the biggest road investment since the 1970s
2015 autumn statement
2016 autumn statement
Reform of Highways Agency
Figure 46: Forecast civil engineering construction output for the roads sector, 2017-21
Figure 47: Forecast civil engineering construction output for the roads sector, 2017-21
Rail
Figure 48: Rail infrastructure in Great Britain, 2012-16
Figure 49: Rail infrastructure in Great Britain, 2012-16
Network Rail embarks on largest rail enhancement and investment programme in CP5 2014-19
Enhancement milestones in the first two years of CP5
Figure 50: Rail infrastructure renewals, enhancements & maintenance expenditure in Great Britain, 2011-16
Figure 51: Rail infrastructure renewals, enhancements & maintenance expenditure in Great Britain, 2011-16
Rail civil engineering construction output
Figure 52: Civil engineering construction output for the rail transport sector in Great Britain, 2012-16
Rail sector forecast
Figure 53: Rail infrastructure pipeline, 2017-21
Figure 54: Rail infrastructure projects pipeline, 2016
Additional funding for rail infrastructure announced in 2016 autumn statement
High Speed Two (HS2) and proposed major schemes
Figure 55: Forecast civil engineering construction output for the rail sector, 2017-21
Ports, airports, harbours & canals
Recent port expansion projects
Figure 56: Civil engineering construction output for the harbours and waterways sectors in Great Britain, 2012-16
Figure 57: 10 largest airports in the UK, 2010-15
Figure 58: Civil engineering construction output for the air transport industry in Great Britain, 2012-16
Figure 59: Civil engineering construction output for the air transport industry in Great Britain, 2012-16
Ports sector forecast
Growth in off-shore wind farm developments offers opportunities to UK ports
Strategic review of east coast port facilities
Figure 60: Forecast civil engineering construction output for the harbours sector, 2017-21
Airports Forecast
Figure 61: Forecast civil engineering output for the airport transport sector, 2017-21
TRANSPORT SECTOR FORECAST
Key points
Market forecast
Figure 62: Forecast UK market for consulting engineers in the transport sector, 2017-21
Figure 63: Forecast segmentation of the fees rendered by UK consulting engineers in the transport sector, 2017-21
Figure 64: Forecast segmentation of the fees rendered by UK consulting engineers in the transport sector, 2017-21
ENVIRONMENT, WATER, WASTE WATER AND WASTE
Key points
The market
Figure 65: Fees rendered by UK consulting engineers in the environment, water, waste water, waste, flooding and coastal sector, 2012-16
Figure 66: Fees rendered by UK consulting engineers in the environment, water, waste water, waste, flooding and coastal sector, 2012-16
Market segmentation
Figure 67: Segmentation of the fees rendered by UK consulting engineers in the environment, water & waste water and waste sector, 2012-16
ENVIRONMENT, WATER, WASTE WATER AND WASTE MARKET FACTORS
Key points
Market factors
Implications of Brexit on UK environmental regulations
Potable water and sewerage industry
European Water Framework Directive (WFD)
Urban Waste Water Treatment Directive (UWWTD)
The Drinking Water Directive
Revised Bathing Water Directive
The Flood and Water Management Act 2010
Water and sewerage capital expenditure
Figure 68: Actual UK capital expenditure on water and sewerage services, 2009/10-2014/15
Figure 69: UK capital expenditure on water and sewerage services, 2010/11-2014/15
Figure 70: UK capital expenditure on water and sewerage services, 2015/16
Expenditure Allowances for current asset management period AMP6 (2015-20) in England and Wales
Move towards long-term alliances and frameworks across industry
Projected capital investment by water & sewerage companies
Figure 71: Forecast capital expenditure for AMP6 in England & Wales, by water & sewerage company, 2015/16-2019/20
Figure 72: Forecast capital expenditure for AMP6 in England & Wales, by water only company, 2015/16-2019/20
Thames Tideway Tunnel
Figure 73: Estimated cost of Thames Tideway Tunnel, 2014/15-2021/22+
Waste management
Figure 74: Waste arisings in the UK, by source, 2011-15
Flood defences
ENVIRONMENT, WATER, WASTE WATER AND WASTE FORECAST
Key points
Market forecast
Figure 75: Forecast market for UK consulting engineers in the environmental sector, 2017-21
Figure 76: Forecast market for UK consulting engineers in the environmental sector, 2017-21
Figure 77: Forecast segmentation of the fees rendered by UK consulting engineers in the environmental sector, 2017-21
POWER AND ENERGY SECTOR
Key points
The market
Figure 78: Fees rendered by UK consulting engineers in the power and energy sector, 2012-16
POWER & ENERGY MARKET FACTORS
Key points
Oil & gas
North Sea tax reforms announced in Budget 2016
While some positive signs emerge in 2017, market conditions remain challenging
Capital expenditure in oil & gas industry
Figure 79: UK total capital expenditure in the oil and gas industry, by type, 2010-16
Figure 80: UKCS oil and gas production platforms and floating installations, 2016
Decommission expenditure set to increase
New independent regulator Oil & Gas Authority (OGA) established in April 2015
Electricity
Electricity market reform
Contracts for Difference (CfDs)
First CfD auction concludes in February 2015
Next CfD auction dedicated to pot two technologies
Capacity Market (CM)
The UK Electricity Generation Mix
Figure 81: Analysis of electricity supplied in the UK, by type of fuel used in generation, 2010-15
Figure 82: Composition of electricity supplied in the UK, by type of fuel used in generation, 2016
Renewables generation
Figure 83: Renewable electricity generation in the UK, 2010-15
Offshore wind
Offshore wind costs falling fast
Coal generation
Nuclear generation
Figure 84: UK nuclear sites planned closure dates, as of June 2017
Planned new nuclear power development marred by major delays
Gas/CCGT generation
Government to prioritise new gas-fired power stations
Distributed generation
Interconnectors
Figure 85: Existing and planned interconnectors, as of June 2016
Electricity infrastructure projects in the National Infrastructure and Construction Pipeline
Figure 86: Electricity infrastructure pipeline, 2017-21
Lack of clarity and frequent policy changes have created investment uncertainty in renewables
Figure 87: Renewable energy projects in pipeline, by Technology, as of October 2016
POWER AND ENERGY FORECAST
Key points
Market forecast
Figure 88: Forecast market for UK consulting engineers in the power and energy sector, 2017-21
Figure 89: Forecast market for UK consulting engineers in the power and energy sector, 2017-21
INDUSTRY STRUCTURE
Key points
COMPANY PROFILES
ARUP GROUP
Company strategy and outlook
Figure 90: Financial analysis of Arup Group, 2012-16
WS ATKINS
Company strategy and outlook
Figure 91: Financial analysis of WS Atkins, 2012-16
JACOBS U.K.
Company strategy and outlook
Figure 92: Financial analysis of Jacobs U.K., 2011-15
AMEX FOSTER WHEELER ENVIRONMENT & INFRASTRUCTURE UK
Company outlook
Figure 93: Financial analysis of AMEC Foster Wheeler environment & infrastructure UK, 2011-15
AMEY UK
Company outlook
Figure 94: Financial analysis of Amey UK, 2011-15
AECOM
Company outlook
Figure 95: Financial analysis of AECOM, 2012-16
AECOM Infrastructure & Environment (formerly URS Infrastructure & Environment)
Figure 96: Financial analysis of AECOM Infrastructure & Environment UK, 2011-15
MACE
Company performance and outlook
Figure 97: Financial analysis of Mace, 2011-15
Figure 98: Turnover analysis of Mace, by business segment, 2014-15
MOTT MACDONALD GROUP
Company performance and outlook
Figure 99: Financial analysis of Mott MacDonald Group, 2011-15
MOUCHEL
Kier sells Mouchel Consulting to WSP
Figure 100: Financial analysis of Mouchel, 2012-16
PARSONS BRINCKERHOFF
Company strategy
Figure 101: Financial analysis of Parsons Brinckerhoff, 2011-15
RPS GROUP
Company strategy
Company performance and outlook
Figure 102: Financial analysis of R P S Group, 2012-16
Figure 103: Turnover analysis of R P S Group, by business segment, 2014-16
WSP UK
Figure 104: Financial analysis of WSP UK, 2011-15
FURTHER SOURCES & CONTACTS
Association of consulting engineers
Alliance House
Engineering UK
Institute of Structural Engineers
International Federation of Consulting Engineers
Trade magazines
Building
CIWM Journal
NN1 1SX
Construction news
EMAP Publishing Ltd
Envirotec
Environment times
Beckhouse Media Ltd
International Construction
Land Contamination & Reclamation
Local authority waste and recycling
Faversham House Ltd
Local Authority Building & Maintenance
New Civil Engineer
Plant and Works Engineering
Professional Engineering
The Builder
The ENDS Report
The Engineer
Water21
Water & environment magazine
Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM)
Water & Sewerage Journal
Water & wastewater treatment (monthly)
Faversham House Group Ltd
World water & environmental engineering
Faversham House Group
UK construction
Pro-Mark Business Development Ltd (Head office)
Utility week
Faversham House Group
Trade exhibitions
Infrarail 2018
Railtex 2017
Traffex 2019
NEC, Birmingham

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