16 July 2019 Southern Construction and Property Breakfast Club Members Confirm Frustrations in the Region

Sep 11, 2019

Property professionals at the Southern Construction and Property Breakfast Club discussed the affect that the delayed Brexit timetable was having on investment decisions and recruitment


Richard Summers, Urban Designer and Director from Southampton based Boyle+Summers Ltd and Nick Groves, Director at Romsey based consulting civil and structural engineers WFBA, said that many key projects that are in the planning stages are being delayed whilst investors wait for any negative effects to the economy.  

Shane Mason, Regional Director with Acheson Construction based in their new office in Whiteley and Philip Marfleet Director, of international property and construction consultancy company Gleeds based in Hedge End, were also concerned for the ability of contractors to recruit experienced workers from other EU countries who were waiting to see how the immigration rules would change.

“I think we are all agreed that considering how much pent up demand there is on land, the need to refurbish or replace existing buildings, and build new properties for commercial and residential purposes, there are now delays in the process,” said Nick Groves.  “Fortunately, the club members are optimistic about the situation and encouraged by the considerable demand for their services. We invite anyone wishing to be considered for future SCPBC events, to register as soon as possible, giving them the opportunity to meet some of the best people in our business”.  

The next networking breakfast is to be held at the Portsmouth Marriott Hotel on 19th September and those wishing to attend should contact claire.bayly@gleeds.co.uk