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Brexit, London, United Kingdom

Tuesday 17 May 2016

Brexit Dilemma

Brexit by WAN Editorial in London, United Kingdom 
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WAN offers a last chance to weigh up the pros and cons 

As the UK approaches its most significant crossroads in post-war history, voters are being bombarded with information about the dangers of leaving the EU (Brexit) and the dangers of not leaving the EU. Even the run-up to the referendum on June 23rd is adding uncertainty into the mix with many developments on hold as investors delay construction plans until the way forward is clear. 

Should we stay in the EU or leave? It’s a straightforward question, yes or no? Both sides of the argument agree that the implications for the country are huge, and this of course includes the UK’s construction industry and the many firms of AEC professionals who not only operate globally out of London but also rely heavily on the inward investment fuelling the capital’s growth. 

As would be expected, the National media is running with the hysteria, full of screaming headlines about the dire consequences whichever way the vote goes, driving up the levels of anxiety in a population who’s future is inextricably linked to property values and interest rates. 

However whilst the question might be simple, the answer is anything but. The political parties are split, the London Mayors, one just out, one just in are split… Even at US Presidential level, Obama and Trump don’t agree, so what hope do the UK general public have with a decision to be made on June 23rd? 

Getting some rounded information on the implications for the UK’s Construction Industry, WAN in conjunction with UK Construction week has carried out an extensive survey and we will be debating the results of this at a live event in London on 26th May and are encouraging active audience participation with our panel.

From the survey and debate we hope to get a clear message of the options for UK Construction and release a statement to the wider press … 

Firms already attending our briefing session; AECOM, Aedas, Avanti Architects, Battle McCarthy, BDP, Buro Happold, OCSC Consulting Engineers, Perkins + Will, pH+, Price & Myers LLP, Real Estate Capital, SAS International, Skanska, Studio Seilern Architects, Tata Steel UK Ltd, Taylor Wimpey, The BESA, Wilkinson Eyre Architects, WYG, to name a few.

Reserve your place now (free) to ensure your voice is heard.  

Michael Hammond

Editor in Chief

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