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Skanska ambition bodes well for electrical course attendees

Technicians on electrical courses may be interested to hear that Swedish construction group Skanska has set up a UK residential division.

According to the firm, the focus will be on building homes in London and within commuter distance of the capital, with one representative suggesting there is a significant gap between supply and demand in this area.

This may mean new opportunities arising for engineers on plumbing courses in the near future, but house-building analyst at Peel Hunt Robin Hardy stressed that it may not all be plain sailing for the company.

"If you don't have a design and development record, or know the planning authorities and the subcontractors, it's difficult," the expert told the Guardian.

The new firm will be called Skanska Residential Development.

This month, the global construction firm announced that it will build the Brent Council Civic Centre, with work expected to begin in December 2012 on the