Building new homes and construction are at the forefront of the UK recovery from COVID-19. The housing sector remains underpinned by a massive supply demand imbalance. Increasingly, the development of build to rent, shared ownership and partnership housing is complimenting traditional build for sale. The trend towards modern methods of construction is accelerating. And, more entrants are emerging in the market – housing associations, internationals, funds and contractors.

There is potential for long term growth in construction; building infrastructure and creating core investment products in hot sectors. These include student accommodation, BtR, senior living and logistics. Building materials track trends albeit with a growing emphasis on technology, MMC and energy efficiency.

KPMG has long operated across these sectors. We reach across infrastructure finance, contracting, building new homes and materials to give holistic insight.

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KPMG’s infrastructure, housebuilding and construction team has extensive deal experience across the sector, working for SME’s, owners, PLC’s, financial sponsors, internationals and housing associations. We bring global insight having recently brought new entrants into the UK from Japan, Malaysia, South Africa and China as well as having sold the only three housebuilders to be acquired by housing associations. We understand the microeconomics of all the players, and have a good handle on mega trends and policy. We know what it takes to get a deal done. We know what risks lie ahead and how to mitigate them. And we know where opportunity lies. We can bring that knowledge, and our relationships to you.

Our solutions

Infrastructure advisory

Our team offers help with many aspects of infrastructure development or operation. Working with policy makers, contractors, clients, investors, lenders and all parts of the supply chain; we focus on all areas of the sector to provide the support needed to drive your business forward.

Infrastructure asset management

Our advice bridges finance, operations and support functions to align operating models, restore line-of-sight from board room to assets on the ground, maximise asset value, and focus decision making to achieve core business objectives.

Transactions advice

For 20 years we have worked on most of the transactions across housebuilding and construction. Advising vendors, management teams and acquirors across corporate finance M&A, due diligence and tax structuring. This includes advising new entrants, financial sponsors and corporates in the sector.

Audit and assurance

Our audit experience is strong across the sector and also includes contract reviews through our major projects advisory team where project assurance is required.


Our breadth of tax specialists across employment, corporate and personal tax all have a special focus on the sector. Each giving relevant and thoughtful advice, including family owned businesses.

Debt and capital advisory

Our debt advisory team work across the sector for refinancing, growth capital and in considering options in more stressed situations. We have extensive experience across the sector.