Construction companies issue warning

The gap to achieve the construction target is much bigger in reality than what has been highlighted in the debate, according to Lennart Weiss, commercial director of the construction company Veidekke.

According to (Boverket) 700,000 properties are needed by 2025. Last week Prime Minister Stefan Löfven said that the forecast of construction per year is 53,000 houses leaving only 17,000 until 70,000 are built per year.

However Weiss says the government is focusing on properties in which construction has been started, not finished. “The forecast for 2016 is around 40,000 houses and that is when capacity in the construction industry is at top… Furthermore construction is expected to go down again next year,” says Lennart Weiss.