Welcome to Building Value

Building Value provides advice and leadership in strategy, planning, corporate finance and communications to the key industries of construction, building materials, real estate and support services; and does so with independence, integrity and insight.

Its Chairman and founder, Tony Williams, has specialised in these industries and disciplines internationally for more than 30 years in a portfolio career as investment banker and industrialist with leading companies such as UBS, Morgan Stanley, ING Barings and ABN AMRO. He was also a Director of Tarmac plc and AMEC plc - and has wide experience as a Non Executive Director in the UK and China. 

This provides Building Value with a unique perspective and an ideal base from which to proffer help and direction; and it does so from a Head Office in west London and a Scandinavian subsidiary in Sweden.

Building Value: it does just that

What's New

July 2020 - UK Housebuilding in Q2: The King is dead

In our latest issue we mark the sudden and tragic passing of Tony Pidgley, the incomparable Co-Founder and Chairman of Berkeley Group. We go on, though, we go on because we must. Tony would. We also mark the UK Housebuilding Sector's new all time high of £53.5 billion before it halved in six weeks as COVID-19 strutted its stuff. There has been some amelioration since then and, while the pain in 2020 will be profound, it is, like condesnation transitory. Note, too, Building Value knows alot about condensation.

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June 2020 - UK construction to fall 24% in 2020

Experian, where Building Value is an advisor, has updated its forecasts for UK construction output in the wake of COVID-19. The prognosis is for a 24% collapse in output this year with three sectors falling by more than 30% i.e. Housing, Industrial and Commercial. As day follows night, though, output is forecast to rise 14% in 2021 and by 9% in 2022 (which is still a good number). However, the industry - in 2022 - will be operating at a level lower than that which prevailed in 2019 (with Infrastructure being the only sector higher).

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June 2020 - European construction output is forecast to experience a one-off collapse in 2020 of 12%

The latest Euroconstruct Conference, the 89th, was held, virtually, in Stockholm in June. It promulgated construction output forecasts for 19 nations and - for these combined - overall real growth last year looks set to have been 2.7%. However, in the current year the forecast is for a drop of 11.5% before bouncing 6% in 2021 and 3.5% in 2022. From the Big Five, Germany fares best in 2020 with France, Italy, Spain and the UK all off sharply in double digits. Of the smaller nations, the Nordics are the pick of the bunch in 2020 albeit 'the bounce' is more subdued. Note, too, the best peformer in 2021 is the UK with support from Ireland and France. 2020 is a one-off.

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