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The 4th edition of the 'Mechanical and Electrical Contractors Market Report - UK 2017-2021 Analysis' has been published by AMA Research. This report addresses the market for mechanical and electrical contracting, covering new installations, major refurbishment and RMI work in non-domestic applications with a focus on multi-service M&E contracting companies. The report provides up to date information on recent trends and issues that are likely to impact on the market going forward over the next 5 years.
Key issues covered in the report:
- Detailed analysis and insight - key trends and demand for M&E services.
- Key influences including analysis of construction trends and regional analysis.
- Market structure and analysis of the leading M&E contractors.
- Product development and growth areas.
- Customers and key end-use sectors.
- Forecasts of market developments up to 2021 - market size and factors impacting on the market.
Areas of particular interest include:
- Market performance review and forecasts to 2021.
- Factors affecting the market and analysis of key market characteristics. Impact of energy efficiency and renewable energy incentives and resulting product developments.
- Review of leading contractors and market shares.
- Review of key trends - with a focus on key end use markets.
- Impact of legislation and standards on the market.
Some of the companies included:
Amey, Arthur McKay, Balfour Beatty Group, Bancroft, Boulting Group, Bouygues Energies & Services, Briggs and Forrester, Carillion, CBRE Managed Services, Crown House Technologies, Dodd Group, Emcor Group (UK), The FES Group, GDF Suez Group, Gratte Brothers, Halsall, Haydon Mechanical & Electrical, HF Group, Integral UK, Interserve, ISS Technical, LJJ, Lorne Stewart, McGill & Co, Michael Lonsdale Group, MITIE, MJ Quinn, NG Bailey, P. H. Jones, Phoenix ME, PIP Electrics, SES Engineering Services (SES), Skanska Rashleigh Weatherfoil, SPIE UK, SSE Contracting, Space Engineering Services, T Clarke, UK Power Networks Services, VINCI Facilities, VolkerWessels, Wessex Group.
Mechanical & Electrical Contractors' Market Review
- Market size and value 2012-2016 and prospects to 2021 - market structure.
- Market trends, background, changes, opportunities.
- Key influencing factors - economic factors, construction and housebuilding, renewable energy products, government spending etc.
- Review of the impact of legislation and standards.
- Prospects for the market with implications for suppliers and distributors.
- Market mix by value 2016 in terms of new build, major refurbishment and RMI and by service type.
Key End Use Sectors
- Construction output by value, with historical trends and forecasts.
- Construction output analysis by end use sector.
- Value of M&E market in each main sector and market mix by end-use sector.
- Key market drivers, influences and prospects.
- Important issues for M&E contractors in each main end user market.
- Structure of the M&E Contracting market - number of businesses, size of businesses, types of business, geographical coverage including regional analysis.
- Leading M&E contracting companies - market shares, M&E turnover and origins.
- M&E contractor company profiles - turnover and profit data, characteristics, ownership, major strengths and weaknesses, key sectors and capabilities.
- Key trends - pre-fabrication, consolidation, integration and diversification.
- Profitability analysis - profit margin and historical trends.
- Mergers & acquisitions within the M&E contracting industry.
Key Market Trends and Influences
- Review of the performance of the construction industry - including regional analysis of output.
- Information about the legislation and standards affecting the market.
- Analysis of government spending.
- Outline of carbon reduction and green energy requirements.
- Information about product development and growth markets.
The market for mechanical and electrical (M&E) contracting has increased by almost 25% since the 2012 low. The market entered a period of sustained growth in 2013 driven by a buoyant new build market, with rising output in the office and infrastructure sectors in particular. This growth continued in 2016, with health and education output also supporting improvement, despite constrained public sector capital spending. Factors supporting market growth include developments of higher specification, more complex products, changing legislation requiring specification of higher value products as well as greater use of controls and energy efficient products, continued strength in data centre construction and greater levels of outsourcing of M&E services. Factors negatively impacting on the market include public sector budget constraints, uncertainty over the impacts of Brexit and greater use of off-site manufactured panels and modules.
The M&E market is fragmented, with the majority of market value accounted for by smaller operators with turnover of under £20 million, though consolidation activity amongst suppliers continues. There have been further strategic acquisitions in response to the growing focus on integrated services within the sector with contractors widening the range of services offered and examples of strategic joint ventures to secure work on very large-scale projects.
A key area of growth has been installations aimed at improving energy efficiency and reducing carbon emissions, driven by legislative requirements and building regulations. There has been a rapid expansion in the range of LED lighting and increasingly sophisticated control systems for heating, lighting, and energy management. The market value in 2017 is forecast to remain stable, with overall construction output estimated to be more subdued, while output within offices and education is expected to decline.
Table of Contents
List of Report Contents
- 1.1 INTRODUCTION
- 1.2 SOURCES OF INFORMATION
2. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY & FUTURE PROSPECTS
- 2.1 SUMMARY
- 2.2 MARKET PROSPECTS
3. ECONOMIC ENVIRONMENT
- 3.1 GDP
- 3.2 INFLATION & INTEREST RATES
- 3.3 UNEMPLOYMENT
- 3.4 HOUSEHOLD CONSUMPTION
- 3.5 HOUSING & CONSTRUCTION
- 3.6 STERLING
- 3.7 POPULATION PROFILE
- 3.8 CONCLUSIONS
4. MECHANICAL & ELECTRICAL CONTRACTING MARKET
- 4.1 MARKET DEFINITION
- 4.2 MARKET SIZE & TRENDS
- 4.3 MARKET MIX
- 4.3.1 Mix by Project Type (New Build, RMI, Refurbishment)
- 4.3.2 Mix by Service Type (Electrical, PHVAC, Other)
- 4.4 KEY MARKET INFLUENCES
- 4.4.1 Construction Output
- 4.4.2 Government Spending & PPP/PFI
- 4.4.3 Legislation and Standards 3
- 4.4.4 Outsourcing of Hard FM and M&E Services
- 4.4.5 Carbon Reduction and Green Energy Requirements
- 4.4.6 Product Development
5. REGIONAL ANALYSIS
- 5.1 OVERVIEW
- 5.2 THE NORTH OF ENGLAND
- 5.3 THE MIDLANDS
- 5.4 EAST OF ENGLAND
- 5.5 LONDON & THE SOUTH EAST
- 5.6 THE SOUTH WEST
- 5.7 WALES
- 5.8 SCOTLAND
- 5.9 NORTHERN IRELAND
6. KEY END USE SECTORS
- 6.1 OVERVIEW
- 6.2 EDUCATION
- 6.3 OFFICES
- 6.4 INFRASTRUCTURE
- 6.5 ENTERTAINMENT & LEISURE
- 6.6 HEALTHCARE
- 6.7 RETAIL
- 6.8 INDUSTRIAL
- 6.9 OTHER SECTORS
7. CONTRACTOR REVIEW
- 7.1 MARKET STRUCTURE
- 7.1.1 Types of M&E Contractors
- 7.1.2 Types of Work Undertaken
- 7.1.3 Geographical Coverage
- 7.2 KEY TRENDS
- 7.3 PROFITABILITY
- 7.4 LEADING M&E CONTRACTING COMPANIES
- 7.5 M&E CONTRACTOR PROFILES
- 7.5.1 Large M&E Contractors (£100m+ M&E Turnover)
- 7.5.2 Medium Sized M&E Contractors (£20m+ M&E Turnover)
- 7.6 PROCUREMENT
Tables & Charts
- CHART 1: UK MARKET FOR MECHANICAL & ELECTRICAL CONTRACTING 2012 TO 2021 - BY VALUE (£BN)
- TABLE 2: GDP DATA - 2013-2017 - KEY CONSTITUENT ELEMENTS
- CHART 3: INTEREST RATES AND INFLATION (CPI) FROM 2000-2021
- CHART 4: PDI & SAVINGS RATIO AT CURRENT PRICES 2000-2021
- TABLE 5: EXCHANGE RATE FLUCTUATIONS 2012-2019 - STERLING TO THE DOLLAR, AND THE EURO, SPOT RATES
- TABLE 6: OVERVIEW OF MEP SERVICES
- TABLE 7: UK M&E CONTRACTING MARKET 2012 TO 2021 - BY VALUE (£M)
- CHART 8: MIX BY TYPE OF PROJECT (NEW BUILD, RMI, REFURBISHMENT) - % BY VALUE 2016
- CHART 9: MIX BY SERVICE TYPE (ELECTRICAL, PHVAC, OTHER) % BY VALUE 2016
- CHART 10: CONSTRUCTION OUTPUT (GREAT BRITAIN) NEW WORK & RMI -CURRENT PRICES (£BN) 2012 -2021
- CHART 11: CONSTRUCTION NEW WORK BY END-USE SECTOR BY VALUE 2016 - MARKET £100BN.
- TABLE 12: PUBLIC SECTOR CAPITAL BUDGET -DEPARTMENTAL EXPENDITURE LIMITS & AVERAGE MANAGED EXPENDITURE (£BN)
- TABLE 13: CURRENT PFI PROJECTS ACROSS GOVERNMENT BY DEPARTMENT 2016
- CHART 14: NUMBER AND COMBINED CAPITAL VALUE OF PFI PROJECTS SIGNED ANNUALLY 2005 TO 2015
- TABLE 15: PROJECTED SERVICE PAYMENTS UNDER PFI CONTRACTS - 2008/2009 TO 2029/2030
- CHART 16: UK BUNDLED FM OUTSOURCING MARKET AT CURRENT PRICES 2012-2021 (£BN)
- CHART 17: UK M&E CONTRACTING REGIONAL SHARES BY VALUE - 2016
- CHART 18: CONSTRUCTION OUTPUT - REGIONAL SHARES BY VALUE - 2016
- CHART 19: CONSTRUCTION OUTPUT 2012 - 2016 - NORTH OF ENGLAND - BY CONSTRUCTION TYPE (£M)
- TABLE 20: NORTH OF ENGLAND - VOLUME OF M&E CONTRACTING ENTERPRISES 2012 & 2016
- CHART 21: CONSTRUCTION OUTPUT 2012 - 2016 IN THE MIDLANDS - BY CONSTRUCTION TYPE (£M)
- TABLE 22: THE MIDLANDS - VOLUME OF M&E CONTRACTING ENTERPRISES 2012 & 2016
- CHART 23: CONSTRUCTION OUTPUT 2012 - 2016 IN THE EAST OF ENGLAND - BY CONSTRUCTION TYPE (£M)
- TABLE 24: EAST OF ENGLAND - VOLUME OF M&E CONTRACTING ENTERPRISES 2012 & 2016
- CHART 25: CONSTRUCTION OUTPUT 2012 - 2016 IN LONDON & THE SOUTH EAST - BY CONSTRUCTION TYPE (£M)
- TABLE 26: LONDON AND SOUTH EAST ENGLAND - VOLUME OF M&E CONTRACTING ENTERPRISES 2012 & 2016
- CHART 27: CONSTRUCTION OUTPUT 2012 - 2016 IN THE SOUTH WEST OF ENGLAND - BY CONSTRUCTION TYPE (£M)
- TABLE 28: SOUTH WEST ENGLAND - VOLUME OF M&E CONTRACTING ENTERPRISES 2012 & 2016
- CHART 29: CONSTRUCTION OUTPUT 2012-2016 IN WALES BY CONSTRUCTION TYPE (£M)
- TABLE 30: WALES - VOLUME OF M&E CONTRACTING ENTERPRISES 2012 & 2016
- CHART 31: CONSTRUCTION OUTPUT 2012-2016 IN SCOTLAND - BY CONSTRUCTION TYPE (£M)
- TABLE 32: SCOTLAND - VOLUME OF M&E CONTRACTING ENTERPRISES 2012 & 2016
- TABLE 33: NORTHERN IRELAND - VOLUME OF M&E CONTRACTING ENTERPRISES 2012 & 2016
- CHART 34: UK M&E MARKET SECTOR SHARES BY VALUE - 2016
- TABLE 35: EDUCATION SECTOR NEW CONSTRUCTION OUTPUT (PUBLIC/PRIVATE) BY VALUE 2012 - 2016 (£M)
- TABLE 36: OFFICES NEW CONSTRUCTION OUTPUT (PUBLIC/PRIVATE)BY VALUE 2012-2016 (£M)
- TABLE 37: INFRASTRUCTURE NEW CONSTRUCTION OUTPUT (PUBLIC/PRIVATE) BY VALUE 2012-2016 (£M)
- CHART 38: UK INFRASTRUCTURE CONSTRUCTION BY TYPE - 2016 (%)
- TABLE 39: ENTERTAINMENT & LEISURE NEW CONSTRUCTION OUTPUT (PUBLIC/PRIVATE) BY VALUE 2012-2016 (£M)
- TABLE 40: HEALTHCARE SECTOR NEW CONSTRUCTION OUTPUT (PUBLIC/PRIVATE) BY VALUE - 2012-2016 (£M)
- TABLE 41: RETAIL NEW CONSTRUCTION OUTPUT (PUBLIC/PRIVATE) BY VALUE 2012-2016 (£M)
- TABLE 42: INDUSTRIAL NEW CONSTRUCTION OUTPUT (PUBLIC/PRIVATE) BY VALUE 2012-2016 (£M)
- TABLE 43: ENTERPRISES INVOLVED IN M&E ACTIVITIES REGISTERED FOR VAT BY TURNOVER BAND (%) 2012-2016
- TABLE 44: M&E CONTRACTORS WITH ORIGINS IN POWER/ENERGY
- TABLE 45: M&E CONTRACTORS WITH ORIGINS IN CONSTRUCTION/CIVILS
- TABLE 46: M&E CONTRACTORS WITH ORIGINS IN SUPPORT SERVICES/FM
- TABLE 47: UK ENTERPRISES INVOLVED IN MEP ACTIVITIES REGISTERED FOR VAT BY EMPLOYMENT SIZE BAND - 2016
- CHART 48: MIX OF VAT REGISTERED BUSINESSES WITH MORE THAN 20 EMPLOYEES BY PRIMARY ACTIVITY 2016
- CHART 49: VAT REGISTERED BUSINESSES INVOLVED IN MEP SERVICE PROVISION BY REGION (%) - 2016
- CHART 50: M&E CONTRACTORS' PROFIT MARGINS 2012-2016 - AVERAGE AND BY M&E TURNOVER SIZE (%)
- CHART 51: MARKET SHARES BY M&E CONTRACTING TURNOVER 2016
- TABLE 52: TOP 30 M&E CONTRACTORS IN THE UK MARKET TURNOVER