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Planning Approval Granted for HS2 Control Centre

Every week, we’re bringing you the top projects from Barbour ABI’s market-leading construction intelligence database. Start Data Changed for Manchester Airport Hotels Project ID: 12059384 Construction on 375-bed, and 254-bed hotels at Manchester Airport is now expected to begin in February 2024. Known as the Hilton Garden Inn and Hampton by Hilton, the scheme has … Read more

West Midlands Mayor to Face ‘Question Time’ at UK Construction Week Birmingham

UK Construction Week London Suitability Hub

With just a few weeks to go, there’s a real buzz about next month’s UK Construction Week (UKCW) Birmingham – not least with the news that West Midlands Mayor Andy Street has been announced as a VIP keynote speaker. UKCW Question Time with Andy Street will take place on the main stage on Thursday 6th … Read more

UK Construction Week Birmingham Returns, Bigger and Better Than Ever

Construction Week Birmingham Booths

Our industry is ever evolving – and this year’s UK Construction Week (UKCW) Birmingham reflects that, with the three-day show highlighting the biggest issues, including culture change, diversity, skills, fire safety, sustainability, offsite manufacturing, mental health, and improving diversity and inclusion. Visitor registration for UK Construction Week Birmingham (UKCW Birmingham), the UK’s largest event for … 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

£500m Everton FC Stadium Contract finally awarded

Everton FC Stadium

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

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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