With a populace of 1 million and a varied economy, Nottinghamshire is considered to be an area of regional growth. Indeed, there are a number of regeneration projects underway throughout the county, in the city of Nottingham and beyond.
Widely considered to be the economic leader of the East Midlands region, Nottingham has been the focus of several important schemes recently. At the centre of this is Nottingham Regeneration Limited, which works to support development projects in the region. For example, development of The Hub transport interchange will offer top-quality rail links to enable easier commuting from the county's surrounding areas.
Development of an entire district of premium office space in Nottingham's city centre is also under way, along with the growth of business and leisure spaces around the waterfront area, meaning plenty of opportunity for construction workers and contractors. It can be anticipated that this growth in the city will affect development opportunities in the wider county and surrounding towns very favourably. As businesses move in to the region, new residential developments and opportunities for home refurbishments can be expected. Indeed, there are already a number of construction projects taking place in surrounding towns, for example the building of a new £4 million health centre in Arnold and £10.5 million new office space in Beeston.
When it comes to finding construction employment opportunities in regional areas of growth, one of the fastest ways is through a well-connected recruitment agency. Frequently, these consultants will have created relationships with planners and contractors, who agree to provide work so long as the agency sources the right staff and takes care of the paperwork. Construction workers can expect to be employed on a sub-contracted basis, offering freedom and flexibility, and employers are able to hire the right staff without unsustainable financial commitment.