Wolverhampton: building the future
From the Yaz Viceroy Hotel straddling Dubai’s Grand Prix track to the new Library of Birmingham, Wolverhampton companies have played a leading role in the world’s most iconic construction projects.
A highly-skilled workforce of nearly 6,000 people support over 695 companies in our construction sector.
These companies range from Carillion - which has a £4 billion turnover and controls a 40,000- strong global workforce from its Wolverhampton headquarters - to long-established medium sized enterprises such as Carvers and the family business of A M Griffiths and Sons.
The construction scene in Wolverhampton is also characterised by its large number of small-scale sub-contractors, who are skilled, flexible and highly professional.
Infrastructure and support
The University of Wolverhampton and the Construction Industry Training Board are jointly sponsoring the construction of a new West Midlands Construction University Technical College (UTC) in the city centre.
The UTC will deliver one of Europe’s most comprehensive construction and education training programmes to 600 students aged between 14 and 19.
Bring your construction business to Wolverhampton and you can tap into the research and development facilities and knowledge base of nine top-quality universities - and recruit from an annual pool of 50,000 graduates.
Best of all, your low-carbon initiatives will benefit directly from the University of Wolverhampton’s Built Environment Climate Change Innovations Project.