Growth in construction industry to accelerate in 2015

Aarhus light rail and super hospitals giving boost

Last year, the Danish construction industry grew by 19 percent compared to 2013 – a trend that looks set to continue in 2015, according to industry experts.

Jens Slott Johansen, the head of construction industry information provider CRM-Byggefakta, expects growth in the construction industry to increase by another 5 percent in 2015.

“It’s equal to projects being started for 73 billion kroner in Denmark in 2015,” Johansen told Børsen business newspaper’s industry magazine Branche Fokus.

“And this prognosis does not including the Fehmarn connection project, which is Denmark’s biggest ever construction project and is analysed separately so as not to skew the prognosis for the rest of the industry.”

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Hospitals galore
The prognosis revealed that construction involving housing is expected to grow by 49 percent this year compared to 2014, while projects in the health and social services are predicted to increase by a staggering 92 percent

Johansen revealed that this was mostly due to the super hospital construction projects being postponed to this year.