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Industry figures reveal 5 per cent decline in education sector

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Figures from industry ‘tracker’ Emap Glenigan have revealed the first signs of a downturn in the education sector, while ‘vulnerable’ sectors such as leisure continue to defy the credit crunch

The latest monthly results show the value of education contracts awarded to the top 10 practices fell from £1.9 billion to £1.8 billion in the year ending February 2009, compared with those in the 12 months ending March 2009. The figures follow the recent announcement by the Learning and Skills Council of delays to its £2.3 billion further education college programme.

In the same period, work in the world of leisure increased significantly from £825 million to £1 billion. The total values of contracts in the medical sector rose from £705 million to £1.1 billion. 

The figures also revealed some sectors have suffered as expected. In the commercial sector, the value of contracts awarded has declined from £4.3 billion to £4.2 billion. Residential contracts have also experienced a weakening over the period, with figures revealing the value of contracts dropping from £4 billion to £3.9 billion.   

The industrial sector increased slightly from £518 million to £532 million.

Commercial - year to March 2009  
PositionArchitectContractsValue (£millions)
1Allford Hall Monaghan Morris3£568.00 
2Pick Everard2£504.30 
3Hawkins\Brown2£501.00 
4O’Donnell + Tuomey1£500.00 
5Stiff and Trevillion1£500.00 
6Foreign Office Architects1£500.00 
7Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners2£424.50 
8Adamson1£319.50 
9Atkins2£200.50 
10Watkins Gray1£200.00 
 TOTAL16£4,217.80 

 

Leisure - year to March 2009   
PositionArchitectContractsValue (£millions)
1RPS1£350.00 
2Grimshaw1£160.00 
3Tilke1£100.00 
4Arcadis 1£95.00 
5S&P6£66.30 
6Bennetts6£64.70 
7AFL1£60.00 
8Broadway Malyan2£56.00 
9KSS3£53.30 
10Archial6£42.30 
 TOTAL28£1,047.60 

 

Education - year to March 2009   
PositionArchitectContractsValue (£millions)
1Bond Bryan8£302.30 
2BDP12£269.13 
3RMJM8£226.66 
4Aedas20£206.83 
5Archial13£174.60 
6Tribal6£148.94 
7Jefferson Sheard4£141.00 
8Stanton Williams1£140.00 
9Poynton Bradbury Wynter5£130.10 
10Broadway Malyan6£129.50 
 TOTAL83£1,869.06 

 

Medical - year to March 2009  
PositionArchitectContractsValue (£millions)
1NBBJ1£450.00
2Arup1£230.00
3Tribal10£85.64
4Taylor Young7£75.45
5HLM5£67.20
6Gilling Dod8£61.60
7BDP2£53.00
8Boyes Rees1£45.00
9Aedas6£44.12
10Oxford Architects1£40.00
 TOTAL42£1,152.01

 

Industrial - year to March 2009  
PositionArchitectContractsValue (£millions)
1RPS9£167.20
2Ashton Smith2£114.10
3Michael Sparks6£42.15
4AJA3£40.80
5Building Design1£34.70
6Archial8£29.25
7Nathaniel Litchfield1£28.10
8Cassidy + Ashton3£27.25
9Stephen George3£26.90
10Chetwoods2£21.61
 TOTAL38£532.06

 

Residential - year to March 2009 
PositionArchitectContractsValue (£millions)
1PRP36£614.28
2Quattro8£574.60
3Ian Simpson Architects4£400.50
4WYG5£400.40
5Powell Dobson10£393.60
6Ainsley Gommon 9£375.13
7Pentan5£360.44
8Munro1£350.00
9Pollard Thomas & Edwards7£236.24
10HTA4£232.45
 TOTAL89£3,937.64

 

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