In a joint statement, the Construction Employers Federation and the Federation of Master Builders have today expressed their significant concern at the news that the Northern Ireland Housing Executive has collapsed the tender process for two major frameworks, valued at more than £1bn in total.
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.
We have launched our H2 2018 State of Trade Survey for members to complete.
Procurement organisation Fusion21 has announced the launch of its national Construction Works & Improvements Framework - worth up to £800 Million, over a four year period.