The value of private housing for the first seven months of this year is valued by Glenigan at £878 million compared to £1,902 million for the whole of last year. But the value of planning approvals stands at £1.29 billion.
The value of social housing starts is currently at £182 million which is compares to £488 million for the whole of last year. The value of planning approvals so far this year are £409 million.
The value of industrial developments is holding out against depressed economic climate with the value of starts standing at £234 million. That compares to £202 million for the whole of last year and with planning approvals in the sector at £242 million the sector looks likely to hold out.
Glenigan puts the value of education starts so far this year at £470 million compared to £597 for the whole of 2007.
Meanwhile, the value of medical and scientific work is strong with starts at £180 million for the first seven months of 2008 compared to £147 million for 2007.
Infrastructure work in the South East up to the end of July 2008 stand at £306 million compared to £473 million in 2007.