Responding to the UK Construction PMI figures released today, Hannah Vickers, chief executive of the Association for Consultancy and Engineering (ACE) said:
“After months of underwhelming news, these new figures will be welcomed by many as signs of a more positive outlook for the industry. However, difficulties remain and anecdotal evidence from many of our members is that much public sector work is slow to come to market.
“Looking ahead, a note of caution must now also be shared around the future outlook thanks to the delay to Heathrow’s expansion and legal action on HS2. Uncertainty on these major projects could, in a worst-case scenario, be compounded by a lasting negative macro-economic impact owing to the coronavirus.”