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Top Construction Projects in the North East

by Barbour ABI Content Team

Newcastle University Campus Project Tops North East Chart at £1.8bn

We’ve curated the Barbour ABI data to bring you the top construction projects within the North East region. 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 for North East construction projects sees projects with Tyne & Wear take the top three positions. The Newcastle University Campus Masterplan and the FulwellCain Studios project have taken positions one and two, alongside the Gateshead Quays Arena Sage Development in third place. Each of these projects are valued at £1.8bn, £1.5bn and £1.3bn respectively.

Top Construction Projects 2023

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

PositionProjectMain SectorLocationStart DateValue of ProjectProject IDView Project*
1Newcastle University - Campus For Ageing & Vitality MasterplanEducationTyne and WearJul-23£1,750,000,00012456235View project
2FulwellCain StudiosUtilitiesTyne and WearQ3 2023£1,500,000,00012691886View project
3Gateshead Quays Arena - The Sage DevelopmentHotel, Leisure & SportTyne and WearAug-23£1,268,000,00012101916View project
4Durham Tees Valley Airport Southside Business ParkIndustrialCounty DurhamApr-23£857,100,00012509548View project
5Follingsby Park, Phase 2, Plot A - Distribution UnitIndustrialTyne and WearSep-23£857,100,00012486310View project
6Northumberland Line Passenger Service Reintroduction FrameworkInfrastructureNorthumberlandQ1 2023£800,000,00012468896View project
7Shotley Bridge - Hospital & Energy CentreHealthcareCounty DurhamOct-23£700,000,00012545059View project
8St Peters Campus - Phase 2 - Sunderland Health InnovationEducationTyne and WearOct-23£700,000,00012686942View project
9Newcastle University - Castle Leazes Halls of ResidencesResidentialTyne and WearDec-23£600,000,00012465769View project
10Darlington Station Growth Hub - Train StationInfrastructureCounty DurhamQ1 2023£500,000,00012242662View project
11St Peters Campus - Phase 1 - Student and Staff FacilitiesEducationTyne and WearSep-23£500,000,00012686937View project
12Tees Valley Energy Recovery Facility ProjectUtilitiesCounty DurhamQ2 2023£500,000,00012514200View project
13Forrest Park Industrial Estate, Phase 1 - 8 Industrial UnitsIndustrialCounty DurhamApr-23£500,000,00012642669View project
14WasteFront, Hudson Dock East Side - Tyre Waste Management FacilityUtilitiesTyne and WearJul-23£500,000,00012583064View project
15Ingenium Parc MasterplanIndustrialCounty DurhamFeb-23£500,000,00012341385View project
16Former Spillers Mill, Quayside - Giants On The QuaysideHotel, Leisure & SportTyne and WearQ4 2023£500,000,00012409148View project
17Kingston Village - MasterplanResidentialTyne and WearJul-23£500,000,00012440066View project
18Milburngate House Redevelopment - Zone 2 & 3ResidentialCounty DurhamQ3 2023£500,000,00012154395View project
19Pilgrim's Quarter - OfficesCommercial & RetailTyne and WearMar-23£500,000,00012612353View project
20Howdon Sewerage Treatment Works - UpgradeUtilitiesTyne and WearOct-23£500,000,00012622766View project
21Strawberry Place - 328 Flats, 213 Bed Hotel and Office BuildingResidentialTyne and WearJun-23£500,000,00012183851View project
22Pilgrim Street - HMRC HeadquartersCommercial & RetailTyne and WearMar-23£450,000,00012608653View project
23Mill Hill - Carbon Capture, Research & Development FacilityIndustrialCounty DurhamSep-23£450,000,00012649467View project
24Merrington Lane, Spennymoor - 267 HousesResidentialCounty DurhamFeb-23£400,000,00012705987View project
25Royal Victoria Infirmary - Paediatric Cardio BuildingHealthcareTyne and WearSep-23£400,000,00012519567View project
26Mill Road - 446 Aparthotel & Commercial UnitsHotel, Leisure & SportTyne and WearAug-23£400,000,00012447133View project
27A66 Link, Morton Park Way - Phase 2IndustrialCounty DurhamDec-23£400,000,00012412988View project
28Land North of Burdon Lane - 532 HousesResidentialTyne and WearJul-23£385,695,00012471703View project
29Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult - 15MW Drive Train Test Facility UpgradeUtilitiesNorthumberlandJun-23£385,695,00012670455View project
30A19 & A1290 Downhill Lane - Junction ImprovementInfrastructureTyne and WearFeb-23£380,000,00012312920View project
31Bretts Wharf, Pipewellgate - 262 Flats, Offices and RestaurantsResidentialTyne and WearQ3 2023£348,385,50012462239View project
32Low Horton Farm - 49.99MW Solar FarmUtilitiesNorthumberlandDec-23£320,000,00012595103View project
33Gatesheads Quayside - 344 Bed HotelHotel, Leisure & SportTyne and WearNov-23£300,000,00012674999View project
34Sunderland Eye InfirmaryHealthcareTyne and WearJun-23£300,000,00012556321View project
35Tyne Bridge MaintenanceInfrastructureTyne and WearQ1 2023£300,000,00012342475View project
36Riverside Sunderland - Public Realm & Digital InfrastructureInfrastructureTyne and WearJan-23£300,000,00012553197View project
37Manors Technopole, IQ Manors - 535 Student BedroomsResidentialTyne and WearNov-23£289,500,00012352498View project
38Astley High and Whytrig Middle SchoolsEducationTyne and WearSep-23£285,000,00012659086View project
39Acorn Bank Solar Park - 40MW Solar Farm & Battery StorageUtilitiesNorthumberland2023£285,000,00012547558View project
40BAE Birtley - 298 HousesResidentialTyne and WearJul-23£280,000,00012625401View project
41Woodham Academy - School Rebuilding Programme 2nd WaveEducationCounty DurhamMar-23£250,000,00012582611View project
42Northumberland College, Wansbeck Business ParkEducationNorthumberlandAug-23£250,000,00012681402View project
43Lingfield Business Park - Industrial DevelopmentIndustrialCounty DurhamOct-23£250,000,00012615955View project
44Farringdon Community Academy - RebuildingEducationTyne and WearJun-23£250,000,00012549963View project
45Berwick Hospital RedevelopmentHealthcareNorthumberlandApr-23£250,000,00012052590View project
46Aging Well Village, Backworth Park - 94 Care Residential ApartmentsResidential (Care)Tyne and WearApr-23£250,000,00012602900View project
47Belmont Primary & Secondary Schools - Phase 1EducationCounty DurhamSep-23£250,000,00012673644View project
48Brunswick Street - Office DevelopmentCommercial & RetailCounty DurhamSep-23£250,000,00012648074View project
49The Station Road, West Rainton - 150 HousesResidentialTyne and WearJul-23£250,000,00012223948View project
50Hawthorn Leslie Shipyard, Ellison Street - 407 Flats & 41 HousesResidentialTyne and WearAug-23£242,000,00012562737View project

(Source: Barbour ABI, updated June 2023)

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Discover all the latest projects in the North East region with our market-leading data and local expertise.

*construction project data visibility will depend on Barbour ABI subscription criteria.

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