Distribution and food chain construction specialist Chalcroft has commented on the success of TCS&D 2013 as the latest industry survey reports the most positive findings since the economic downturn began in 2007.
Mark Reeve, Chalcroft Managing Director, said: "TCS&D 2013 was a successful event for Chalcroft and there was a very welcome sense of increased confidence amongst both exhibitors and delegates."
Although nationally the number of construction projects going ahead has dropped considerably since the start of the economic downturn in 2007, in the latest RICS Construction Market Survey, a net balance of 21% more surveyors reported rises in workloads.
Commenting on the survey, Mark Reeve added: "I am quietly confident that the positive outlook at TCS&D reflects this increase in activity. Overall improvement in the construction sector is still modest, but I believe the wider, long term outlook is good. Consider the frozen food market for instance – many expected it to decline rapidly in the wake of horsegate. It is in fact continuing to demonstrate impressive growth in value by 3.5% and by volume at 1.7%.
"This has to be good news in the long term for the temperature controlled storage and distribution industry and has positive implications for construction partners too. Meanwhile, in the short term, it looks like the next few months will continue to be challenging with an upturn in projects leading into the New Year."
Chalcroft Construction, whose expertise includes building chill and cold-stores, distribution and high-care production facilities, handles a wide range of projects from simple refurbishment to multi-million pound factories. Chalcroft works collaboratively with all clients to provide bespoke solutions for a diverse range of construction needs.