North leads a resurgence in architects' confidence

Manchester: 2 St Peter's Square, by SimpsonHaugh

Northern architects predict more work and more staff in next quarter

Confidence levels among architects have shot up, with the north of England and large practices being particularly bullish.

In the latest RIBA Future Trends survey practices in the north returned a Workload Index figure of +46, well ahead of closest contender Wales and the west of England at +28.

London was once again the most cautious region, at +16, closely followed by Scotland. Any score over 0 means practices are predicting rising workloads.

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