....insight from one Top 100 tier one contractor should elevate fears a tinge.
Topics such as devolution and the Northern Powerhouse still very much hot agendas and so I was buoyed to read the article. With Teresa May coming into power, the inevitable shuffle of her pack and us walking away from Europe, the above is all a little uncertain.
This, along with a handful of other conversations I have had / been privy to, is that far eastern investors have not been perturbed by recent actions, ploughing on irrespective.
Speaking to contractors working closely with Chinese firms, the mood is still optimistic. One director at a top-100 contractor working on a major scheme with Chinese investment, insists the Chinese firms investing in the UK project remain “fully engaged” and have been “from day one”. Sheffield is set to benefit from a 60-year partnership with Sichuan Guodong Construction Group “They’re not worried about everything that’s happened with Brexit,” he says. “They have a long-term vision of what they want to do.” He adds that China would be investing in UK projects “regardless” of whether the country had voted to remain or to leave the EU. And though it was secured before further delays to Hinkley, additional Chinese investment in the North has still been forthcoming after the EU referendum, in the form of Sichuan Guodong Construction Group’s deal with Sheffield.