The UK market for Mechanical and Electrical (M&E) contracting has increased by almost 25% since 2012, following a period of sustained growth from 2013 onwards, driven by a buoyant new build market, with rising output in the office and infrastructure sectors in particular. This growth

continued in 2016, when the market saw growth of 4%, despite continued constrained public sector

capital spending. In 2017, growth is forecast to stagnate, as construction output becomes more