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Contractor Appointed for Darlington Station Project

Every week, we’re bringing you the latest construction projects from across the UK including within cities such as Darlington and Birmingham. Contractor Appointed for Darlington Station Project Project ID: 12579299 Willmott Dixon have been assigned as contractor or the new £30m Darlington Station project. The scheme consists of demolition works to the existing buildings before … Read more

Construction Plans Approved for Glasgow Shopping Centre

Every week, we’re bringing you the latest construction projects from across the UK including within cities such as Glasgow and London New Start Date Expected for London Offices Project ID: 12558917 Redevelopment works to provide both open plan and cellular office accommodation at 7 Millbank in Westminster has and expected start date of December 2023. … Read more

Contractor Signed for North East Education Project

Every week, we’re bringing you the latest regional construction projects from Barbour ABI’s market-leading construction intelligence database. Plans Approved for Gillingham Homes Project ID: 12547739 Detailed plans have been approved to construct 80 new houses for Common Mead Lane in Gillingham, Dorset. The project is estimated to cost £8.5m and is expected to start in … Read more

Demolition Works Completed for Manchester Wellbeing Resort

Every week, we’re bringing you the top projects in the UK from Barbour ABI’s market-leading construction intelligence database. Proposed Window Given on Sunderland Film Studios Project ID: 12671201 Construction on the £33m Sunderland Shipyard Studios, Tyne & Wear has been given an expected start window of Q3 2023. The project will consist of an office, … Read more

£1.2bn infrastructure project masks the fall in June

Top down of Building Site

June represents the end of another quarter. Thanks to the £6.8bn of contract awards which June produced, Q2 ended with a value of £5.9bn. Activity in June was held up strongly by the infrastructure sector, which masked the falls in commercially sensitive sectors. Infrastructure accounted for just over a third of all construction contract awards – … Read more

Industrial activity dominates contract awards

Cranes at Night

May saw the continuation of consistent contract awards, as they remained at the long term average with £5.5bn. This activity was held up high by industrial activity, thanks to the logistics subsector. With £1.5bn, the industrial sector returned to exceptional levels seen at the back end of 2021. Regionally, the South East saw the most … Read more

Home Improvement Projects on the Rise in 2022

Barbour ABI’s Annual Home Improvement Report reveals planning applications in 2021 up 25% on pre-pandemic levels Optimism tempered by potential impact of cost-of-living crisis, economic uncertainty, political instability and inflation Leading construction industry intelligence provider, Barbour ABI, has revealed the extent to which the Covid pandemic has impacted the home improvement industry in its annual … Read more

Are We Witnessing the Start of a Summer Slowdown in Construction?

Leading construction industry intelligence provider, Barbour ABI, has released its May Snap Analysis and the data reveals that in April levels of contract awards and planning approvals were well below those seen in March. Tom Hall, Chief Economist at Barbour ABI, said: “After a stellar performance for contract awards in March, activity was always likely … Read more

Later Stage Construction Activity Hits Record Levels in March

Residential planning approvals highest since before COVID Is Covid-induced working from home finished for London companies? The latest Snap Analysis report from leading construction industry intelligence provider, Barbour ABI, shows a decline in planning applications in March that could predict a downturn in construction activity over the coming months. Tom Hall, Chief Economist at Barbour … Read more

2021 – The Annual Review

Exclusive Edition Snap Analysis

2022 is here. The start of a New Year means setting new goals, targets and objectives, whether that be for yourself or your business. To help develop your business’ 2022 strategy Barbour ABI have done something a little different this month: We are delivering you the story behind the data which created a record-breaking year … Read more

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