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Approval Granted for Welsh Windfarm

Every week, we’re bringing you the latest construction project news from across the UK. Plans Approved for Leeds Office Redevelopment Project ID: 12668835 Plans for redevelopment works to an office building in Leeds have been approved. With construction due to start on site in the coming months, work will see the addition of multiple floors … 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

Plans Submitted for Etihad Extension

Every week, we’re bringing you the latest construction projects from across all UK regions using Barbour ABI’s market-leading construction intelligence database. Start Date Confirmed for Manchester Offices Project ID: 12527629 A start date of October 2023 has been confirmed for works on One City Road in Manchester. The £121m scheme consists of two buildings at … Read more

Willmott Dixon to Deliver Multi-Faith Centre at the Univeristy of Exeter

Every week, we’re bringing you the top construction projects from Barbour ABI’s market-leading construction intelligence database. Planning Permission Granted for Calverley Close Estate Development Project ID: 12661991 Detailed plans have been approved for a new residential development at the Calverly Close Estate in Beckenham, Kent. The scheme, which will consist of 275 apartment units, is … Read more

Industrial activity dominates contract awards

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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

£500m Everton FC Stadium Contract finally awarded

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After a record-breaking beginning to 2022, April was the month we finally saw contract awards resume to their average levels, with a total of £5.8bn. Despite an average month for contract awards, the hotel, leisure and sport sector had a positive month with £800m. Improving by 177% since March, in large part thanks to a … 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

This Month’s Top 3 Residential Projects

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It’s that time of the month again – the release of our Snap Analysis market review. The report provides you with a snapshot review of the factors that drive the construction industry. The power behind Snap Analysis is our market leading construction project data and team of economists, making it a valuable tool for every … Read more

Back to business for the Hotel, Leisure and Sports Sector

Data Driven In September, contract awards resumed normality and achieved above average levels. There were 1,216 contracts awarded with a value of £6.1bn. According to Snap Analysis, this success was driven by commercial and warehousing projects. However, a sector which saw drastic improvement in terms of contract awards was the Hotel, Leisure and Sports Sector. … Read more

Contract awards in Education – The highest since 2017

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Data trends August, typically a quiet month for construction has had a huge turnaround this month, all thanks to the education sector. Making up around 17% of the entire construction industry, the education sector saw the biggest month since 2017 for contract awards, grossing over £700m in new contracts. The common assumption is that the … Read more

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