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Data from The Fees Bureau


Architects' Quarterly Workload Survey

Full analysis is published as a report Construction Futures available here

 CHART 1:  Value of architects' workloads; New Commissions 2008 to 2019

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Source:  Construction Futures, July 2018, Mirza & Nacey Research / The Fees Bureau

 CHART 2:  Architects' workload predictions 2008 to 2019

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Source:  Construction Futures, July 2018, Mirza & Nacey Research / The Fees Bureau

 CHART 3:  Workloads by type of work

the majority of new commissions workloads are for new build work; the typical split each quarter is about one third refurbishment, two thirds new build (by value)

Source:  Construction Futures, The Fees Bureau

 CHART 4:  Workload: by type of contract

more than half of work is undertaken using the Traditional form of contract; about a quarter of jobs are carried out using the Design & Build form of contract

Source: Construction Futures, The Fees Bureau

 CHART 5:  Architects' workload precictions

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about half of practices questioned in the most recent survey expect 'no change' in their workloads over the coming 6 months. The rest are split evenly between increase and decrease

Source:  Construction Futures, The Fees Bureau

 CHART 6:  Predictions by region

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Latest quarter figures suggest workloads may be falling. Only in London and the North does a 'balance' of practices  expect more work. Everywhere else, it's 'no change' or a fall.

Source:  Construction Futures, The Fees Bureau

A full analysis of the data is published quarterly in our statistical report Construction Futures - including a full break-down of the statistics for each main workload sector:

  • private housing

  • public housing

  • offices

  • retail

  • industrial

  • leisure

  • education

  • health


  • new build / refurbishment split

  • regional analysis

  • architects' future workload predictions

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