Construction intelligence firm Glenigan has been selected by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) to become an official provider of UK and Northern Ireland construction data.
Glenigan says the confirmation, which follows a “rigorous” two-year assessment programme, establishes its position as one of the construction sector’s “go-to” resources for market research and intelligence.
Commenting on the news, Robert Davis, group content director at Glenigan, said: “Becoming an official source for ONS is a landmark achievement and testament to the experience and skill of our highly professional and highly connected research team.
“As we celebrate our 50th anniversary this year, it feels even more significant as we continue to deliver our ongoing goal of providing our customers with the highest-quality insight and intelligence available.”
The firm’s team of more than 150 researchers will supply ONS with sub-national and sub-sector construction data.
Glenigan will look to utilise its AI-backed data-mining tools, which harness machine learning to provide comprehensive and up-to-date information.
These tools collate and crunch information on all new planning applications and decisions made across all planning authorities in the UK, as well as many separate unique and exclusive sources that are monitored daily.
The business says it makes over one million telephone calls and conducts around 250,000 hours of research every year to locate and engage key decision-makers on projects to garner a database of every planning application and thousands of non-planning projects across the UK.
Glenigan provides data to a number of government departments, including the Department for Business and Trade, The Scottish Government, and the Department for Levelling up, Housing, and Communities (DLUHC).
It is a member of the ONS Construction Statistics Steering Group.
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