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Top Construction Projects in the North West

by Barbour ABI Content Team

Manchester & Pennines Resilience Scheme Tops North West Chart at £3.5bn

We’ve curated the Barbour ABI data to bring you the top construction projects within the North West. 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 West construction projects sees the utilities sector take the top positions. The Manchester & Pennines Resilience Scheme, the Haweswater Aqueduct Resilience Programme and the United Utilities Sewage Improvement Works have become the top construction projects in the North West. The projects are valued at £3.5bn for position one and two, and £2.5bn for position three.

Top Construction Projects 2023

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

PositionProjectMain SectorLocationStart DateValue of ProjectProject IDView Project*
1Manchester & Pennines Resilience Scheme, AMP 7 & AMP 8UtilitiesGreater ManchesterH1 2023£3,500,000,00012419417View project
2Haweswater Aqueduct Resilience Programme (HARP)UtilitiesCheshire2023£3,500,000,00012515350View project
3United Utilities - Sewage Improvement WorksUtilitiesCumbriaQ4 2023£2,500,000,00012698672View project
4Transpennine Mainline - Upgrading and ElectrifyingInfrastructureGreater Manchester2023£2,000,000,00012513975View project
5HS2 Track Systems, Lot 3 - Phase 1, Open Route NorthInfrastructureGreater Manchester2023£2,000,000,00012500482View project
6Lostock 69.9MW Energy from Waste FacilityUtilitiesCheshireApr-23£1,500,000,00011834130View project
7Great Jackson Street - 1037 Flats And Commercial SpaceResidentialGreater ManchesterJul-23£1,500,000,00012558273View project
8Etihad Stadium - North Stand ExtensionHotel, Leisure & SportGreater ManchesterNov-23£1,500,000,00012661966View project
9Suez Recycling & Recovery UK Limited - Energy FacilityUtilitiesLancashireQ4 2023£1,268,000,00012439163View project
10The A685, Appleby Road - Haweswater Aqueduct Resilience ProgrammeUtilitiesCumbriaSep-23£1,169,383,70612576838View project
11One Medlock Street - Student Residential Building & Office BuildingResidentialGreater ManchesterAug-23£1,169,383,70612444833View project
12Haweswater Aqueduct - Bowland SectionUtilitiesLancashireOct-23£1,025,000,00012585964View project
13Haweswater Aqueduct Resilience Programme - Accrington SectionUtilitiesLancashireSep-23£1,000,000,00012589741View project
14Haweswater Aqueduct Resilience Programme - Swather SectionInfrastructureCumbriaSep-23£1,000,000,00012584096View project
15Former Kelloggs Site - Lumina Village MasterplanResidentialGreater ManchesterMay-23£1,000,000,00012468096View project
16Lancashire Central - Cuerden Strategic SiteResidentialLancashireSep-23£1,000,000,00012266422View project
17Omega South, Warrington MasterplanIndustrialCheshireJun-23£1,000,000,00012288870View project
18Warrington Western Link RoadInfrastructureCheshireQ1 2023£1,000,000,00012178863View project
19Chester Northgate - Phase 2 Building NG4-17Commercial & RetailCheshireQ1 2023£857,100,00012216568View project
20The Old Brewery GardensResidentialGreater ManchesterJul-23£850,000,00012338447View project
21Kendal Milne & Fraser Buildings - Office, Commercial and RestaurantCommercial & RetailGreater ManchesterDec-23£800,000,00012550432View project
22Ince Park, Protos Plastics Park, Plots 9b, 10a, 11 & 12 - Recycling FacilitiesUtilitiesCheshireJul-23£800,000,00012603170View project
23One Heritage Tower - 545 Apartments & Commercial UnitsResidentialGreater ManchesterNov-23£700,000,00012467286View project
24Mosley Common Southern Parcel - 1050 Houses, Community Hub & Public RealmResidentialGreater ManchesterOct-23£700,000,00012622942View project
25Birkenhead Town Centre - Hotel/Restaurant/Retail and LeisureResidentialMerseysideOct-23£600,000,00012525195View project
26Ince Park, Protos Park Plot 4 - Bio-Substitute Renewable Fuels FacilityUtilitiesCheshireAug-23£600,000,00012410198View project
27Florida Farm North, Haydock - Distribution Warehouse Development MasterplanIndustrialMerseysideJan-23£600,000,00012211391View project
28Trinity Islands - MasterplanResidentialLancashireDec-23£600,000,00012143540View project
29St Michael's Development Phase 2 - Hotel, 181 Flats & OfficesResidentialGreater ManchesterJun-23£600,000,00012641675View project
30Carlisle Southern Link RoadInfrastructureCumbriaJun-23£600,000,00012233450View project
31Port Street - 477 FlatsResidentialGreater ManchesterFeb-23£600,000,00012611733View project
32Hulme Street, Great Marlborough Street - 850 Student ApartmentsResidentialGreater ManchesterJun-23£571,000,00012385395View project
33Flowers Lane - 460 HousesResidentialCheshireJun-23£571,000,00012212994View project
34One City Road RedevelopmentCommercial & RetailGreater ManchesterOct-23£566,000,00012527629View project
35Kingmoor Park Central MasterplanIndustrialCumbriaOct-23£526,000,00012665047View project
36Rocket Junction RedevelopmentInfrastructureMerseysideH1 2023£514,260,00012438634View project
37Halton & Warrington Borough Council - Highways Term Maintenance ContractsInfrastructureCheshireAug-23£514,260,00012648318View project
38Warren Street - 563 ApartmentsResidentialCheshireJul-23£500,000,00012608648View project
39Bartle Village, Preston - 1100 HousesResidentialLancashireOct-23£500,000,00012525513View project
40Viking Way RedevelopmentCommercial & RetailCheshireMay-23£500,000,00012507676View project
41Cherryfield Drive - Redevelopment - Phase 2ResidentialMerseysideNov-23£500,000,00012223665View project
42Liverpool Waters, Plot C02 - 330 FlatsResidentialMerseysideOct-23£500,000,00012634012View project
43Hulton Park DevelopmentResidentialLancashireSep-23£500,000,00012288146View project
44Eden Project NorthHotel, Leisure & SportLancashireSep-23£500,000,00012354013View project
45Blackpool Central Entertainment - Zone 2 Heritage QuarterHotel, Leisure & SportLancashireNov-23£500,000,00012579195View project
46Heysham Gateway 34MW Energy Recovery FacilityUtilitiesLancashireJul-23£500,000,00012435512View project
47Basford West Development Site - Industrial MasterplanIndustrialCheshireJun-23£500,000,00012052535View project
48Braddan Road DevelopmentResidentialIsle of ManQ4 2023£500,000,00012651781View project
49Gallery Gardens - 366 Flats & Retail UnitResidentialGreater ManchesterJun-23£500,000,00012354815View project
50Ordsall Lane, Salford - 500 FlatsResidentialGreater ManchesterApr-23£500,000,00012475543View project
51CS3 Circle Square - OfficesCommercial & RetailGreater ManchesterJan-23£480,000,00012430647View project
52South Heywood Commercial - Distribution CentreIndustrialLancashireJul-23£480,000,00012540808View project
53HMP HindleyCivic & PublicLancashireOct-23£470,000,00012272049View project
54Daresbury Masterplan - Housing & CommercialResidentialCheshireSep-23£470,000,00012139441View project
55One Cathedral Square - 300 Apartments - Phase 3ResidentialGreater ManchesterOct-23£450,000,00012586570View project
56Boddingtons Brewery - 461 Flats & Commercial UnitResidentialGreater ManchesterSep-23£450,000,00012613278View project
57Alberton House - Office And RestaurantsCommercial & RetailGreater ManchesterAug-23£450,000,00012609992View project
58High Street - 361 Apartments and Retail UnitsResidentialGreater ManchesterAug-23£450,000,00012297735View project
59Citadel Campus - Borderlands ProjectEducationCumbriaApr-23£450,000,00012622549View project
60Pollard Street, New Islington - 5 Office BuildingsCommercial & RetailGreater ManchesterSep-23£447,740,00012529986View project
61Mayfield Manchester Phase 1, Office 1 - The PoultonCommercial & RetailLancashireOct-23£437,000,00012431039View project
62White Media City - Plot C3Commercial & RetailGreater ManchesterQ3 2023£437,000,00012653553View project
63Mayfield Manchester Phase 1, Office 2 - The RepublicCommercial & RetailGreater ManchesterJul-23£437,000,00012470998View project
64Great Jackson Street, Plot F1 & F2 - 988 ApartmentsResidentialGreater ManchesterNov-23£437,000,00012612652View project
65Marine Lakes Events CentreHotel, Leisure & SportMerseysideSep-23£437,000,00012575520View project
66Ellison, Fold Way - 343 HousesResidentialLancashireFeb-23£434,000,00012554505View project
67Central Docks, Liverpool Waters - Road Infrastructure & Public RealmInfrastructureMerseysideSep-23£434,000,00012664243View project
68First Street Plot 10a - Office BuildingCommercial & RetailGreater ManchesterSep-23£431,000,00012687589View project
69Incommunities – Whole House Installation ContractResidentialGreater ManchesterJan-23£429,000,00012670579View project
70The Square Shopping Centre, Town Square - 184 Flats/189 Houses/Cinema/RetailResidentialCheshireAug-23£429,000,00012376017View project
71The Wireworks, Winwick Street - 550 Flats, Hotel, Commercial, Office & RetailResidentialCheshireOct-23£429,000,00012452348View project
72Rylands Building, Market Street - Office Extension & Internal WorksCommercial & RetailGreater ManchesterJun-23£400,000,00012529128View project
73The Galleries Shopping Centre, Wigan Pier - Phase 1Commercial & RetailGreater ManchesterSep-23£400,000,00012079484View project
74Lanyork Road - 550 Flats & Commercial UnitsResidentialMerseysideNov-23£400,000,00012635309View project
75Roman Way - Industrial & WarehousingIndustrialLancashireQ4 2023£400,000,00012643174View project
76Lovels Way - Widnes Industrial UnitIndustrialCheshireJul-23£400,000,00012617445View project
77Fallowfield Student Residences Project - Phase 3ResidentialGreater ManchesterOct-23£400,000,00012061263View project
78Norton Point - 648 Flats, Hotel, Offices And CommercialResidentialMerseysideJul-23£400,000,00012486347View project
79Symmetry Park Merseyside - Storage & Distribution ParkIndustrialMerseysideMar-23£400,000,00012526722View project
80Bromborough Wharf East - 622 DwellingsResidentialMerseysideOct-23£400,000,00012664987View project
81East Lane House RegenerationResidentialCheshireJul-23£400,000,00012558803View project
82Bispham - Coastal Defences Replacement WorksInfrastructureLancashireQ1 2023£400,000,00012631072View project
83First Street Plot 10B - 576 Bed Student Accommodation/FoodhallResidentialGreater ManchesterNov-23£400,000,00012692893View project
84Cotton Quay - Mixed Development Phase 1ResidentialGreater ManchesterQ4 2023£400,000,00012189297View project
85Noma 53 - 3 Angel Square (Plot N)Commercial & RetailGreater ManchesterJun-23£400,000,00012091619View project
86Former Kelloggs Site - 586 Apartments/53 Houses/RetailResidentialGreater ManchesterNov-23£400,000,00012673678View project
87Modern Surf Manchester - Surfing LagoonHotel, Leisure & SportGreater ManchesterJul-23£400,000,00012539667View project
88Manchester Airport - Pier 2, Phase 2 Project - DFMAInfrastructureGreater ManchesterApr-23£400,000,00012636597View project
89Radbroke Hall Phase 2 - Barclays Technology Centre RedevelopmentCommercial & RetailCheshireJul-23£400,000,00012537985View project
90Shudehill Island - 175 Apartments & Commercial UnitsResidentialGreater ManchesterOct-23£400,000,00012405145View project
91Brunswick Mill - Retail Units & 277 FlatsResidentialGreater ManchesterNov-23£400,000,00012574939View project
92Horwich Golf Club - 276 HousesResidentialLancashireApr-23£400,000,00012634790View project
93Kings Dock - 750 Houses And Commercial SpaceResidentialMerseysideAug-23£400,000,00012649273View project
94Hargreaves Road - 349 Houses & 36 FlatsResidentialCheshireJul-23£400,000,00012550941View project
95Image Business Park Unit 2 - Industrial Building & Ancillary OfficeIndustrialMerseysideAug-23£400,000,00012613403View project
96Knowls Lane - 234 HousesResidentialLancashireOct-23£385,695,00012605450View project
971NQ Block 1 and 2- 267 ApartmentsResidentialGreater ManchesterAug-23£380,000,00012665795View project
98Flight of Locks - 185 Apartments & 10 TownhousesResidentialMerseysideOct-23£380,000,00012675765View project
99Middlewood Locks Plot E - 659 Flats & Retail UnitsResidentialGreater ManchesterJul-23£380,000,00012597985View project
100Freemasons Row - 642 Flats & 14 HousesResidentialMerseysideOct-23£366,400,00012277834View project

(Source: Barbour ABI, updated June 2023)

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