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Top 100 Construction Projects in the UK

by Barbour ABI Content Team

Network Rail Renewal Becomes Top UK Construction Project at £9.6bn

We’ve curated the Barbour ABI data to bring you the top 100 construction projects within the UK. This includes the top construction projects by total value across all sectors, that are due to start within a 12-month period.

The latest data sees the Network Rail Southern Railway Renewals and the Fen Lane Data Centre Campus in London become the top two construction projects in the UK, with total values of £9.6bn and £5.3bn respectively. These projects are followed by the Palace of Westminster Restoration in third place at £3.5bn.

Top Construction Projects 2023

Regional Tables: London | South East | South West | East of England | East Midlands | West Midlands | Northern Ireland | North West | Wales | Yorkshire & the Humber | North East | Scotland

PositionProjectMain SectorLocationStart DateValue of ProjectProject IDView Project*
1Network Rail - Southern Railway RenewalsInfrastructureEast SussexJun-23£9,600,000,00012596428View project
2London Data Freeport, Fen Lane - Data Centre CampusCommercial & RetailEssexJun-23£5,300,000,00012673017View project
3Houses of Parliament - Palace of Westminster Restoration And RenewalCommercial & RetailLondonQ3 2023£3,500,000,00012013095View project
4Sofia 1.4GW Offshore Wind FarmUtilitiesYorkshire2023£3,500,000,00011857688View project
5Manydown Development Masterplan - BasingstokeResidentialHampshireQ2 2023£3,500,000,00012139265View project
6Norfolk Vanguard Offshore Wind Farm 2.1GWUtilitiesNorfolkMay-23£3,500,000,00012225106View project
7Coventry City Council - Net Zero Carbon Emissions SchemeUtilitiesWarwickshireQ2 2023£3,500,000,00012670628View project
8The Golden Valley Garden Village MasterplanResidentialGloucestershireH2 2023£3,500,000,00012500095View project
9Manchester & Pennines Resilience Scheme, AMP 7 & AMP 8UtilitiesGreater ManchesterH1 2023£3,500,000,00012419417View project
10Haweswater Aqueduct Resilience Programme (HARP)UtilitiesCheshire2023£3,500,000,00012515350View project
11National Grid Electricity Transmission - Peterhead To North Yorkshire HVDC LinkUtilitiesGrampianJan-23£3,500,000,00012616766View project
12Inch Cape 1080 MW Offshore WindfarmUtilitiesAngusJul-23£3,000,000,00011897449View project
13St Johns Wood Square DevelopmentResidentialLondonOct-23£3,000,000,00012088816View project
14Carpenters Estate RedevelopmentResidentialLondonQ4 2023£3,000,000,00012305203View project
15Common Road Industrial Estate - Warehouse Building & Access RoadIndustrialStaffordshireNov-23£3,000,000,00012492631View project
16East Anglia THREE - Offshore 1400MW Wind FarmUtilitiesSuffolk2023£3,000,000,00012628074View project
17A12 Chelmsford To A120 WideningInfrastructureEssexQ4 2023£3,000,000,00012147876View project
18Stonehenge Tunnel - A303 Amesbury to Berwick DownInfrastructureWiltshireAug-23£3,000,000,00012107091View project
19Transport for London - Bollo Lane OpportunityResidentialLondonJul-23£3,000,000,00012512760View project
20Langley Sustainable Urban ExtensionResidentialWest MidlandsJan-23£3,000,000,00012612676View project
21West Midlands InterchangeInfrastructureWest MidlandsQ1 2023£3,000,000,00012225127View project
22Welborne Garden Village DevelopmentResidentialHampshireDec-23£3,000,000,00011838659View project
23Waterloo Estate Regeneration MasterplanResidentialEssexFeb-23£3,000,000,00012506861View project
24Highway Services Contract - SuffolkInfrastructureSuffolkSep-23£3,000,000,00012170219View project
25A421 Black Cat to Caxton GibbetInfrastructureCambridgeshireOct-23£3,000,000,00012164802View project
26National Grid Electricity Transmission - Torness To Hawthorn Pit HVDC LinkUtilitiesEast LothianJan-23£2,500,000,00012616781View project
27Moray West Offshore - 882MW Wind TurbinesUtilitiesHighlandsMay-23£2,500,000,00012548990View project
28London Borough of Southwark - Major Building WorksResidentialLondonMay-23£2,500,000,00012522655View project
29GridLink - 1.4GW InterconnectorUtilitiesKentQ3 2023£2,500,000,00012335243View project
30United Utilities - Sewage Improvement WorksUtilitiesCumbriaQ4 2023£2,500,000,00012698672View project
31The MSG SphereHotel, Leisure & SportLondonQ3 2023£2,500,000,00012407448View project
32Haringey Council - Housing Major Works Partnering ContractResidentialLondonNov-23£2,500,000,00012667739View project
33Baldock Urban Extension ProjectCommercial & RetailHertfordshire2023£2,500,000,00012520214View project
34Sunset Studios RedevelopmentUtilitiesHertfordshireDec-23£2,500,000,00012588737View project
35South Bank Industrial Zone - Manufacturing FacilityIndustrialYorkshireDec-23£2,500,000,00012515856View project
36One Waterloo DevelopmentCommercial & RetailLondonQ2 2023£2,500,000,00010849058View project
371 Undershaft - Project IntelCommercial & RetailLondonOct-23£2,500,000,00012147419View project
38Shotton Paper Mill Redevelopment & ExpansionIndustrialClwydNov-23£2,500,000,00012648037View project
39Cantium Retail Park - RedevelopmentResidentialLondonQ4 2023£2,000,000,00012399468View project
40Transpennine Mainline - Upgrading and ElectrifyingInfrastructureGreater Manchester2023£2,000,000,00012513975View project
41HS2 Phase 1 - Central Birmingham (Curzon Street) StationInfrastructureWest MidlandsAug-23£2,000,000,00012001065View project
42HS2 Track Systems, Lot 3 - Phase 1, Open Route NorthInfrastructureGreater Manchester2023£2,000,000,00012500482View project
43HS2 Track Systems, Lot 2 - Phase 1, Open Route CentralInfrastructureLondon2023£2,000,000,00012500476View project
44Grafton Street & New Bond Street RedevelopmentHotel, Leisure & SportLondonJun-23£2,000,000,00011928300View project
45Botanic Place - Mixed Use DevelopmentCommercial & RetailCambridgeshireQ3 2023£2,000,000,00012518746View project
46The Bermondsey Project - MasterplanResidentialLondonSep-23£1,750,000,00011976636View project
47West Cromwell Road - 462 Flats, Offices & RestaurantResidentialLondonJun-23£1,750,000,00010527129View project
48Newcastle University - Campus For Ageing & Vitality MasterplanEducationTyne and WearJul-23£1,750,000,00012456235View project
49HS2 - Water Orton ViaductsInfrastructureWarwickshireSep-23£1,750,000,00012545532View project
50Leeds General Infirmary - Expansion MasterplanHealthcareYorkshireQ2 2023£1,750,000,00012390999View project
51Whipps Cross Hospital RedevelopmentHealthcareLondonSep-23£1,750,000,00012460459View project
52Better Queensway Estate Regeneration and DevelopmentResidentialEssexDec-23£1,600,000,00012203008View project
53Oxfordshire Cotswold Garden VillageResidentialOxfordshireQ4 2023£1,600,000,00012510520View project
54Rackheath, Eco Town - Residential DevelopmentResidentialNorfolkQ1 2023£1,500,000,00011829900View project
55FAB Link - Electrical Interconnector ProjectUtilitiesDevonSep-23£1,500,000,00012134139View project
56Perth West - Mixed DevelopmentResidentialPerthshireAug-23£1,500,000,00012400665View project
57Lostock 69.9MW Energy from Waste FacilityUtilitiesCheshireApr-23£1,500,000,00011834130View project
58Goodmayes Railway Station - 1280 ApartmentsResidentialEssexQ2 2023£1,500,000,00012485011View project
59FulwellCain StudiosUtilitiesTyne and WearQ3 2023£1,500,000,00012691886View project
60Enterprise Project - Roads & Infrastructure MaintenanceInfrastructureLanarkshireAug-23£1,500,000,00012669546View project
61EDGE London BridgeCommercial & RetailLondonJan-23£1,500,000,00012497970View project
62Cattal - Maltkiln Village MasterplanResidentialYorkshireDec-23£1,500,000,00012412316View project
63City Centre South - RegenerationResidentialWest MidlandsSep-23£1,500,000,00012538627View project
64Gateway South - Industrial EstateIndustrialWest MidlandsNov-23£1,500,000,00012352308View project
65Museum of London - New Museum West Smithfield ProjectHotel, Leisure & SportLondonAug-23£1,500,000,00012191307View project
66HS2 Track Systems, Lot 1 - Phase1, Urban including Birmingham SpurInfrastructureWest Midlands2023£1,500,000,00012336912View project
67HS2 Track Systems, Lot 4 - Phase 2a (Birmingham to Crewe)InfrastructureWest Midlands2023£1,500,000,00012336919View project
68120 Fleet Street - Offices & Retail UnitsCommercial & RetailLondonJul-23£1,500,000,00012586543View project
69London Borough of Camden - Camley Street Regeneration Project - Design TeamCommercial & RetailLondonSep-23£1,500,000,00012508915View project
70Timber Square - Lavington HouseCommercial & RetailLondonJul-23£1,500,000,00012228642View project
71British Library ExpansionHotel, Leisure & SportLondonOct-23£1,500,000,00012158126View project
72Wexham Road, Phase 1 - Data CentreCommercial & RetailBerkshireJan-23£1,500,000,00012564753View project
73Rom Valley Gardens, Blocks B-G - 864 Flats & Commercial SpaceResidentialEssexQ4 2023£1,500,000,00012311148View project
74Magna Park Corby - Logistics ParkIndustrialNorthamptonshireQ2 2023£1,500,000,00012407076View project
75Bexwell To Bury St Edmunds - 70KM PipelineUtilitiesSuffolkSep-23£1,500,000,00012589792View project
76Nicholson Quarter - Offices/ Retail/ 364 ApartmentsResidentialBerkshireDec-23£1,500,000,00012506792View project
77Edinburgh International ArenaHotel, Leisure & SportMidlothianJun-23£1,500,000,00012473584View project
78Peddimore Industrial DevelopmentIndustrialWest MidlandsJun-23£1,500,000,00012323071View project
79Bourn Airfield - Mixed DevelopmentResidentialCambridgeshireAug-23£1,500,000,00012390376View project
80PHE Science Hub Harlow MasterplanIndustrialEssexJun-23£1,500,000,00012161689View project
8110 Bank Street, Heron Quays West - OfficesCommercial & RetailLondonJun-23£1,500,000,00012247637View project
82Portland House - ExtensionCommercial & RetailLondonJul-23£1,500,000,00012443044View project
83Leeds Road DevelopmentResidentialYorkshireSep-23£1,500,000,00012519150View project
84Great Jackson Street - 1037 Flats And Commercial SpaceResidentialGreater ManchesterJul-23£1,500,000,00012558273View project
85Westminster City Council - Ebury Bridge Regeneration Programme MasterplanResidentialLondonJan-23£1,500,000,00012426849View project
86Fengate - Energy Park 80MWUtilitiesCambridgeshireAug-23£1,500,000,00011664791View project
87London Gateway Port - Security & Logistics ServicesInfrastructureHampshireSep-23£1,500,000,00012479727View project
88Drumgray Energy Recovery CentreUtilitiesLanarkshireJun-23£1,500,000,00012466627View project
89St Enoch Shopping Centre - RedevelopmentResidentialStrathclydeQ3 2023£1,500,000,00012630588View project
90Etihad Stadium - North Stand ExtensionHotel, Leisure & SportGreater ManchesterNov-23£1,500,000,00012661966View project
91Citibank, 25 Canada Square - Project SaturnCommercial & RetailLondonJun-23£1,500,000,00012537870View project
92Station Hill North - Phase Three, Plots A, B, C and DResidentialBerkshireMar-23£1,500,000,00012488531View project
93115 - 123 Houndsditch - Offices & RetailCommercial & RetailLondonQ4 2023£1,500,000,00012585530View project
94Royal Holloway University of London - MasterplanEducationSurreyNov-23£1,500,000,00012051112View project
95Faw Side Community 315MW Wind FarmUtilitiesScottish BordersOct-23£1,500,000,00012440838View project
96M40 And M42 Interchange - Smart MotorwayInfrastructureWest MidlandsFeb-23£1,500,000,00012520600View project
97East Of Lutterworth Strategic Development AreaResidentialLeicestershireMay-23£1,500,000,00012424971View project
98Jewellery Quarter, Great Charles Street - Moda Living DevelopmentResidentialWest MidlandsMar-23£1,500,000,00012489801View project
9955 Gracechurch Street DevelopmentCommercial & RetailLondonDec-23£1,500,000,00012521355View project
100Salisbury Square DevelopmentCivic & PublicLondonJan-23£1,500,000,00012371236View project

(Source: Barbour ABI, updated June 2023)

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