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AMA Research have published the first edition of the report 'Enterprise Zones - Construction and Development Opportunities Market Report – UK 2015-2019 Analysis'. The report should be of particular interest to construction companies and their supply chains, Local Enterprise Partnerships, and key stakeholders and companies operating in the advanced manufacturing and allied sectors.
Key areas covered:
Detailed analysis of 25 Enterprise Zones - size, key zone sectors, geographical areas of concentration, development activity and key zone companies.
Analysis of the role of Local Enterprise Partnerships and their involvement in Enterprise Zones and key funding initiatives.
Overview of key Government funding initiatives and grants for Enterprise Zones - including incentives for commercial and industrial firms setting up on Enterprise Zones.
Review of advanced manufacturing sectors - key clusters and centres of excellence in the UK, areas earmarked by LEPs, regional clustering of supply chains and their link to Enterprise Zones.
Key areas of insight include:
Analysis of the value of Enterprise Zones to the construction industry - enterprise zones have contributed towards a major boost to the UK construction sector with the redevelopment of more than 100 hectares of land and more than 5.4m sq. ft. of new or refurbished floor space.
Enterprise Zones have been established to further the development of manufacturing and research businesses across a range of key advanced manufacturing industries including the automotive, aerospace, IT, electronics & data centres, pharmaceuticals & healthcare, biotechnology, agricultural, food technology, industrial & warehousing and renewable energy sectors.
Review of major development projects on UK Enterprise Zones including Transport & Infrastructure projects; Housing & Regeneration initiatives; Speculative Office & Warehousing; and the establishment of new colleges at Enterprise Zones to support apprenticeships and training required by local firms in construction, engineering, renewable energy and advanced manufacturing sectors.
Review of major stakeholders involved in Enterprise Zone development including construction contractors, LEPs and developers, consultants, architects, project managers and building services engineers.
Analysis of key stakeholder contract experience in the Advanced Manufacturing, Automotive, Aerospace, IT, Electronics & Data Centres, Pharmaceuticals & Biotechnology and industrial & Warehousing including Enterprise Zone experience.
Key areas covered in the report include:
CONSTRUCTION ACTIVITY IN ENTERPRISE ZONES
Construction Market Overview: construction New Work – value of non-domestic construction output to 2019; construction output by sector.
Enterprise Zones – key development activity and construction projects at each Zone.
Enterprise Zones – value to the Construction industry; Transport & infrastructure Projects; Housing & Regeneration initiatives; Speculative Development Activity.
Enterprise Zones - establishment of new colleges at Enterprise Zones to support apprenticeships and training required by local firms in construction, engineering, renewable energy and advanced manufacturing sectors.
Local Enterprise Partnerships – role in the development of Enterprise Zones; funding for Local Enterprise Partnerships – key Government funding and initiatives.
ENTERPRISE ZONES - REGIONAL FOCUS
Key Enterprise Zones in England – analysis of 25 Enterprise Zones, key development activity, value of projects, timescales.
Key Enterprise Zones in Wales - identification of 7 Enterprise Zones – location and specialism focusing on business, engineering, aerospace and energy.
Key Enterprise Areas in Scotland - identification of 4 Enterprise Areas – location and specialism focusing on life sciences, manufacturing and renewable energy.
ENTERPRISE ZONES - SECTOR ANALYSIS
Overview of key sectors at Enterprise Zones Advanced Manufacturing & Engineering Sector – overview & sector size and advanced manufacturing activity & development at UK Enterprise Zones.
Aerospace Sector – overview & sector size and Aerospace activity & development at UK Enterprise Zones.
Automotive & Transport Sector – overview & sector size and Automotive activity & development at UK Enterprise Zones.
Energy & Low Carbon Technologies - overview & sector size and Energy/Low Carbon activity & development at UK Enterprise Zones.
Pharmaceuticals, Biotechnology & Healthcare - overview & sector size and Pharmaceutical/Biotechnology activity & development at UK Enterprise Zones.
Other Sectors: ICT, Electronics & Data Centres; Agri-Food & Food Technology, Universities – overview & sector size and activity & development at UK Enterprise Zones.
CONSTRUCTION MARKET SUPPLY FOR ENTERPRISE ZONES
Overview & key construction stakeholders in UK Enterprise Zones – Contractors, LEPS & Developers, Architects; Consulting Engineers; Project Managers, Quantity Surveyors, Building Services & Process Engineers.
Analysis of key stakeholder contract experience in the Advanced Manufacturing, Automotive, Aerospace, IT, Electronics & Data Centres, Pharmaceuticals & Biotechnology and industrial & Warehousing including Enterprise Zone experience.Established in 2012, Enterprise Zones are at the heart of the Government’s long term economic plan, supporting businesses to grow. Since their start in April 2012 they have attracted over 430 companies, secured over £2.1bn of private sector investment and created more than 15,500 jobs across the Country. Enterprise Zones are hosted by Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) in which commercial and industrial businesses are eligible for financial incentives to set up or expand. The majority of UK Enterprise Zones are located in England, though there are 7 in Wales and 4 in Scotland.
Commercial and industrial firms locating to Enterprise Zones are eligible for incentives to set up or expand, such as business rate discounts and Enhanced Capital Allowances for the purchase of machinery and equipment. Enterprise Zones have also been eligible to apply for a number of grants including the Local Infrastructure Fund to support enabling works in and around Enterprise Zone sites and also accelerate large scale housing developments and the Capital Grant Fund to support infrastructure projects. In addition, Enterprise Zones will be subject to simplified local authority planning.
In terms of value to the construction industry, more than £410m is being spent by LEPs on major projects across Enterprise Zones in the UK. This has led to a major boost to the UK construction sector with work already carried out to redevelop more than 100 hectares of land and deliver more than 5.4m sq. ft. of new or refurbished floor space. Enterprise Zones are also bringing back speculative development to the UK for the first time since the recession.
There are proposals to extend a number of enterprise zones in the UK, as well as to establish new Enterprise Zones. In the 2015 Summer Budget, key measures affecting LEPs and Enterprise Zones with the invitation to bid for a new round of Enterprise Zones were also announced. In addition, the Government wants its 20 newly established Housing Zones to be areas where the process of house-building on brownfield land can be accelerated and simplified through locally led partnerships.
The Advanced Manufacturing/Engineering sector is one of the most significant within the UK Enterprise Zone market, with 19 LEPs having earmarked large areas for future developments. It is in these Zones that the bulk of future Advanced Manufacturing development is expected to take place, with many schemes yet to appoint developers. Regional clustering is central to the advanced manufacturing supply chain and a number of Enterprise Zones have developed extensive supply chains. Key individual sectors are automotive, aerospace, renewable energy and low carbon, life sciences and IT and consumer electronics.
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