Delivering growth locally is a key opportunity for the construction and built environment sector which is now supported by the launch of the new Building Plymouth Expertise Directory demonstrating the strength of local contractor and consultant capabilities.
Collectively employing an 9,000+ strong workforce, Plymouth has a well-established, mature and capable construction community with a breadth of expertise which makes this a very adaptable and responsive marketplace.
Relationships in the city are strong across the consultants, contractors and supply chain, and Building Plymouth has enabled the whole sector to unite and join forces for the greater good.
Leading the directory development, Emma Hewitt, Skills Lead at Plymouth City Council, said: “We recognise that construction and the built environment sector will be crucial in delivering Plymouth’s ambitious capital build programme and will play a major part in the transitioning to a net zero carbon economy.
“This presents a tremendous opportunity for growth in the city over the coming years with more than enough work to go round, however this will inevitably create significant pressure on the existing skilled workforce and supply chain, as well as on construction tender costs.
“From a Building Plymouth perspective, we are certainly keen and ready to maximise these opportunities for local investment in construction skills, job creation, new green construction skills and jobs, and ensuring sustainability of local construction employment, in a time of current market uncertainty which should give confidence to those companies looking to stay, grow and invest.”
Download the Expertise Directory here Building Plymouth Directory 2024 210mm sq final lr.pdf to learn more about Building Plymouth in action and to view the A-Z guide to contractors and consultants in and around Plymouth.
Devon & Plymouth Chamber members working locally in the construction and built environment sector are invited to feature in the next edition of the Expertise Directory / or if profile needs updating. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org by the end of February 2024.
Edition two of the Expertise Directory is expected to be released this Spring.