Building Information Index Vol. 1 – Q1 2015

Building Information Index Vol. 1 – Q1 2015

Welcome to the first volume of the Building Information Index brought to you by Building Information Ireland. With the construction sector emerging from a sustained period of contraction, the aim of this quarterly index is to provide the Construction Industry with reliable and consistent data on the regional aspects to recovery, the sectors which are recovering quickest and how the industry is being funded.

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Planning Applications Q1 2015

Leinster (€1.3bn) is the largest region narrowly pipping Dublin (€1.29bn) followed by Munster (€716m) and then Connacht / Ulster (€326m).  Leinster, Dublin and Munster returned increases of +155%, +36% and +7% respectively year on year whereas Connacht / Ulster showed a decrease of -22% for the same period

Building Information Index - Applications

Q1 Granted Permissions and Commencements (variance v’s Q1 2014)

Granted Permissions Commencements
Leinster €606 m (+64%) €246 m (-52%)
Dublin €1.79 bn (+197%) €575 m (-28%)
Munster €234 m (-53%) €399 m (+106%)
Connacht / Ulster €180 m  (-40%) €139 m (-26%)


In total 7 sectors have been analysed within The Building Information Index and a short to medium term outlook for each sector has been calculated based on our findings.  Download to read full detail on all sectors.

Residential Commercial & Retail Medical Education
Agriculture Social & Community Industrial

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