The Bridge and Tunnel Construction industry plays a vital role in ensuring road and rail networks reach every area of the United Kingdom. The road system is predominantly funded by the public sector through local authorities and the Highways Agency in England and comparable agencies in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. The UK rail infrastructure and network is mainly funded by public-private partnerships, notably Network Rail and Transport for London, so the contracts that industry contractors work on are often funded by public bodies. Apart from transport infrastructure, contractors also work on projects for water and sewerage companies, energy companies and commercial clients.
This industry covers contractors that construct bridges, tunnels and flyovers used in road and railway transport and for other applications such as water distribution. Repairs, additions and maintenance on existing infrastructure are also included. Portions of the work can be subcontracted out.
The report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecast, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.