Commenting on the Written Statement in Parliament by the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland in relation to Northern Ireland Finances, Construction Employers Federation Managing Director John Armstrong said...
In addition to the alarmingly high number of jobs lost in the construction sector during the recession, perhaps the most visible aspect of the downturn was the significant drop in both property values and new builds …
There is now a critical need for new homes to be built – from the positive impact this would have on jobs to how new housing underpins both regeneration and economic growth.
With less than 50% of new housing need having been met consistently over the last decade, there is a very urgent need to act and act now – particularly in respect of private housing.
The Northern Ireland Housing Executive is pleased to invite Contractors to attend a supply market event relating to the provision of Construction Works Contracts for Planned Schemes, to be held between 10:00 and 12:00 hours (Light refreshments will be available for 9.30-10.00) on Wednesday 5th April 2017 at the Housing Executive’s Twickenham House facility, Mount Street, Ballymena BT43 6BP.
With a Northern Ireland Assembly election called for 2 March, the Construction Employers Federation is today laying out its key priorities for the coming campaign and Executive formation thereafter.