The idea of construction activity to many lies in London and the South East. However, in Building’s ‘Regional Construction Trends’ White Paper, the true picture is revealed as more complex.

According to the report, there has been a 27 percent rise in new projects in the north of England between 2011 and 2012 and a 27 percent rise in new projects in the Midlands and the east of England. Thirty-six percent of respondents said the Midlands would account for 10 percent of turnover this year.

The magazine stated: "With detailed analysis of extensive data, feedback from 50 leading construction clients and survey results from 900 construction firms, we can reveal not only how your competitors are changing their business strategies but how you can best target your resources now and in the future.”