ConstructionNine industry organisations have collaborated to determine the construction trades suffering most in the UK’s continued skills shortage.

The organisations – Association for Consultancy & Engineering, Build UK, Civil Engineering Contractors Association (CECA), Construction Plant-hire Association, Construction Products Association, Federation of Master Builders, Highways Term Maintenance Association, National Federation of Builders and the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) – have published the list of 18 skills below and urged that the industry works more closely together to tackle the shortage crisis and accelerate recruitment for these essential roles.

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Construction to start on stalled Southampton tower

The developer will now deliver the next two phases of the £500m Centenary Quay site which also includes 103 new low-rise homes.

Over 850 apartments and homes have already been completed at the site where work stalled in 2016.

Work has been able to restart following a funding deal with Homes England.

The Enquirer understands enabling works are underway with the main build set to start this Spring.

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Investors target rental home deals as construction picks up

Institutional investors are continuing to pour money into the UK property market’s build-to-rent sector, as research shows that development in cities across the country is set to overtake London.

The analysis from estate agency Savills was published as Legal & General Investment Management said its £3bn UK property fund had struck its first build-to-rent deal, agreeing to buy a site in Chelmsford, Essex, that will contain 104 apartments.

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