More than half of Poland’s construction market in hands of five provinces - PMR
December 27, 2013
The Polish construction market is increasingly concentrated in top five regions of the country which generate a steep 55% of construction output, the latests report by PMR market research and consulting company shows.
The Mazovian province alone contributes more than 18% of the market’s value, ahead of Silesian, Wielkopolskie, Malopolskie and Lower Silesian, whose combined shares amount to 37%.
A review of more than 1,000 planned projects done by PMR researchers reveals that the present trend is unlikely to reverse in the coming years. On the contrary, it may even pick up pace.
According to a nearly 300-page report entitled “Construction sector in Poland 2014 – Regional focus. Development forecasts for 2014-2016”, the construction market will continue to be dominated by infrastructure projects in the forthcoming years as Poland still has a lot to catch up with.
Improvement of the technical condition of roads and railway lines is at the top of project lists in all the regions covered by the report.
Most of the planned road building projects will focus on developing better road connections between the major cities, including Warsaw, southern Cracow, western Wroclaw, northern Gdansk, west-central Poznan and eastern Lublin.
Traditionally, Mazovian province will see the strongest construction activity in terms of new construction projects, with projects concentrating in Warsaw being the driving force behind the region’s growth. Some major projects in the capital city will include: the continuation of the work on the development of the city’s bypass and outbound routes, as well as the continuation of the construction of second line of the Warsaw metro and the upgrade of the Rail Baltica line linking Warsaw and the eastern city of Bialystok. Significant funds will also be contributed to developing Warsaw’s railway links to Radom and Lodz in central Poland.