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Construction returns to growth

The UK construction industry has returned to growth after six months of contraction, according to figures released today by industry analysts Glenigan.

Glenigan has also said that the value of projects starting on site are higher than a year earlier for the first time since March.

The report states that the rise was driven by growth across the industry with housing, civil engineering and non-residential building sectors all up on the same period last year.

The civil engineering sector saw a 6% annual rise in starts, as growth in utilities work offset a contraction in the infrastructure sector.

Commenting on this month’s figures, Glenigan economics director Allan Wilén said: “The last three months have seen the commercial and industrial sectors finally shaking off the worries of earlier this year.”

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