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Thousands of extra construction jobs needed in London

London construction has bounced back strongest of anywhere in the country from COVID-19 with 17,250 jobs being created by 2025, according to a new report.

The Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) says the sector is expected to grow by an annual average rate of 4.8%, which is above the UK forecast of 4.4%

The organisation says projects including HS2 at Old Oak Common and Park Royal, and National Grid’s London Power Tunnels 2 project to replace electricity cables under the road network, are driving the growth.

The 17,250 additional jobs required are on top of the anticipated annual average workforce growth of 1.2% per year until 2025 which includes turnover from new recruits and retirements.

Stephen Cole from the CITB has been speaking to James

Anthony Baxter 10th June 2021

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