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Top Construction Projects in Scotland

by Barbour ABI Content Team

National Grid Project Tops the Construction League Table in Scotland

We’ve curated the Barbour ABI data to bring you the top construction projects within Scotland. 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 construction projects in Scotland sees the National Grid Electricity Transmission – Peterhead To North Yorkshire HVDC Link project achieve the number one spot, at £3.5bn. This utilities project is then followed by the Inch Cape Offshore Wind Farm, and the National Grid Electricity Transmission – Torness To Hawthorn Pit HVDC Link project, with values of £3bn and £2.5bn 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 | North East

PositionProjectMain SectorLocationStart DateValue of ProjectProject IDView Project*
1National Grid Electricity Transmission - Peterhead To North Yorkshire HVDC LinkUtilitiesGrampianJan-23£3,500,000,00012616766View project
2Inch Cape 1080 MW Offshore WindfarmUtilitiesAngusJul-23£3,000,000,00011897449View project
3National Grid Electricity Transmission - Torness To Hawthorn Pit HVDC LinkUtilitiesEast LothianJan-23£2,500,000,00012616781View project
4Moray West Offshore - 882MW Wind TurbinesUtilitiesHighlandsMay-23£2,500,000,00012548990View project
5Perth West - Mixed DevelopmentResidentialPerthshireAug-23£1,500,000,00012400665View project
6Enterprise Project - Roads & Infrastructure MaintenanceInfrastructureLanarkshireAug-23£1,500,000,00012669546View project
7Edinburgh International ArenaHotel, Leisure & SportMidlothianJun-23£1,500,000,00012473584View project
8Drumgray Energy Recovery CentreUtilitiesLanarkshireJun-23£1,500,000,00012466627View project
9St Enoch Shopping Centre - RedevelopmentResidentialStrathclydeQ3 2023£1,500,000,00012630588View project
10Faw Side Community 315MW Wind FarmUtilitiesScottish BordersOct-23£1,500,000,00012440838View project
11Blackhillock 300MW Battery Energy Storage SystemUtilitiesMorrayDec-23£1,268,000,00012594883View project
12Glenmuckloch 400MW Pumped Storage HydroUtilitiesDumfries and Galloway2023£1,000,000,00012645669View project
13Former IBM Site - Mixed DevelopmentCommercial & RetailStrathclydeJan-23£1,000,000,00012491355View project
14Hareness Road - Aberdeen Hydrogen Hub Facility & 8MW Solar ArrayUtilitiesAberdeenshireQ3 2023£1,000,000,00012625940View project
15Edinburgh Park, Southern Phase - Mixed DevelopmentResidentialLothianAug-23£1,000,000,00012507934View project
16Granton Waterfront - Heat Network OpportunityUtilitiesLothianDec-23£1,000,000,00012708848View project
17North Kyle 206MW Wind FarmUtilitiesStrathclydeSep-23£950,000,00012470933View project
18Ravenscraig Site, New Craig RoadResidentialLanarkshireSep-23£924,000,00012463696View project
19Kincardine Grid Services Complex - 400MW Energy Storage FacilityUtilitiesClackmannanshireApr-23£857,100,00012616661View project
20Sellafirth - 200MW Wind FarmUtilitiesShetland IslandsOct-23£857,100,00012440867View project
21Network Rail - Civils ReactiveInfrastructureLothianJul-23£835,000,00012621970View project
22Hoy Wind Farm (108MW) - Isle of HoyUtilitiesOrkney2023£800,000,00012369987View project
23South Clyde Energy Centre - 45MW Energy From Waste PlantUtilitiesStrathclydeMar-23£627,000,00011936339View project
24XLCC - Cable Factory, HuntersonIndustrialAyrshireQ4 2023£600,000,00012625938View project
25Cloiche 150 MW Wind Farm, Fort AugustusUtilitiesHighlandsSep-23£600,000,00012510800View project
26Advanced Manufacturing Innovation District Scotland - MasterplanIndustrialStrathclydeOct-23£600,000,00012467768View project
27Glasgow Airport Access Project (GAAP) - Glasgow Central to Glasgow AirportInfrastructureStrathclydeSep-23£600,000,00012135161View project
28High Constellation 55.5MW Wind FarmUtilitiesStrathclydeQ3 2023£600,000,00012370023View project
29Gilston Crescent, Polmont - Mixed DevelopmentCommercial & RetailStirlingshireNov-23£514,260,00012291848View project
30Rothes III - 132MW Wind FarmUtilitiesGrampianSep-23£514,260,00012425830View project
31Dalhousie Chesters MasterplanResidentialMidlothianMay-23£500,000,00012495517View project
32A9 Dualling - Tomatin To MoyInfrastructureHighlandsDec-23£500,000,00011971563View project
33Nigg Energy Park - East Quay - Fabrication PlantIndustrialHighlandsSep-23£500,000,00012544436View project
34Durieshill Housing and Village Development, StirlingResidentialStirlingshireNov-23£500,000,00012334816View project
35The Brae, Auchendinny - 395 HousesResidentialMidlothianJul-23£500,000,00012679249View project
36University of Strathclyde - TIC Zone DevelopmentEducationStrathclydeQ3 2023£500,000,00012601265View project
37Beaw Field Wind Farm - 59.5MW Wind FarmUtilitiesShetland IslandsAug-23£500,000,00012136666View project
38Pencloe 85.5MW Wind FarmUtilitiesAyrshireQ3 2023£500,000,00012128913View project
39East End Community CampusEducationTaysideApr-23£500,000,00012541771View project
40Ocean Terminal - Phase 1 - Shopping Centre RedevelopmentCommercial & RetailLothianSep-23£500,000,00012632843View project
41HMP Glasgow - Super PrisonCivic & PublicStrathclydeDec-23£500,000,00012390481View project
42Broadford Works Urban VillageResidentialAberdeenshireSep-23£500,000,00011937266View project
43Limekiln 79.8MW Wind FarmUtilitiesHighlandsJun-23£500,000,00011986852View project
44Chleansaid - 96MW Wind FarmUtilitiesHighlandsMar-23£500,000,00012503488View project
45Narachan - 95.2 MW WindfarmUtilitiesArgyll and ButeNov-23£500,000,00012535353View project
46South Stirling Gateway - Mixed DevelopmentResidentialStirlingshireNov-23£500,000,00012407071View project
47Clyde Waterfront and Renfrew River ProjectInfrastructureStrathclydeJun-23£500,000,00012126697View project
48Dunfermline Learning Campus - Fife CollegeEducationFifeJan-23£500,000,00012455399View project
49Dounreay Site Restoration - Shaft & Silo Decommissioning ProjectCommercial & RetailHighlandsJun-23£500,000,00012655492View project
50Network Rail - Buildings ReactiveInfrastructureLothianJul-23£500,000,00012621963View project
5190MW Rowan Wind FarmUtilitiesStrathclydeNov-23£500,000,00012559517View project
52Braidshaw - 67.2MW Meteorological Mast & 20MW Battery StorageUtilitiesDumfries and GallowayMar-23£480,000,00012548421View project
53Hagshaw Hill - 84MW Wind FarmUtilitiesStrathclydeSep-23£470,000,00012548310View project
54RAF Lossiemouth - Ministry of Defence - E-7 Infrastructure RIBA 4 - 6IndustrialGrampianMar-23£470,000,00012573248View project
55Kilgallioch Windfarm Extension - 62MW Windfarm & 20MW Solar ArraysUtilitiesDumfries and GallowaySep-23£450,000,00012548614View project
56Perth High SchoolEducationTaysideFeb-23£450,000,00012541808View project
57Skyliner, Ocean Drive - 338 Flats & Two Retail UnitsResidentialLothianApr-23£450,000,00012349940View project
58Craigforth Campus MasterplanResidentialStrathclydeQ3 2023£450,000,00012516248View project
59Cumberhead - 50MW Wind FarmUtilitiesStrathclydeSep-23£447,740,00012146182View project
60Midtown Farm - 7 Distribution WarehousesIndustrialClackmannanshireJun-23£437,000,00012622257View project
61The City of Edinburgh Council - Western Villages Housing ProjectResidentialLothianJan-23£437,000,00012603299View project
62Knockcronal Wind FarmUtilitiesSouth AyrshireNov-23£434,000,00012610443View project
63Brunstane West - 499 Houses & 177 ApartmentsResidentialLothianApr-23£400,000,00012660164View project
64Monifieth High School RedevelopmentEducationTaysideJun-23£400,000,00012353892View project
65New Currie Community High SchoolEducationLothianJan-23£400,000,00012465799View project
66The Stores, City Wharf - Mixed DevelopmentResidentialStrathclydeQ4 2023£400,000,00012135886View project
67Granton Waterfront Phase 1 - 788 Flats, School & Medical CentreResidentialLothianJun-23£400,000,00012505022View project
68Golticlay 64.4MW Wind FarmUtilitiesHighlandsNov-23£400,000,00012250384View project
69Network Rail - Barrhead to Glasgow Railway Upgrade WorkInfrastructureStrathclydeJun-23£400,000,00012708472View project
70City Park 2 - OfficesCommercial & RetailGrampianAug-23£400,000,00012082030View project
71Forestry And Land Scotland - Civil Engineering Roads Maintenance & ServicesInfrastructureHighlandsJan-23£400,000,00012618705View project
72Met Tower - Tech HubCommercial & RetailStrathclydeDec-23£400,000,00012688164View project
73Thurso South Sub Station - Grid Stability UnitUtilitiesHighlandsJan-23£400,000,00012551986View project
7411 Lochend Road, Newbridge - 131KW Solar PanelsUtilitiesLothianOct-23£400,000,00012635239View project
75BINN Eco Innovation Park - Energy from Waste PlantUtilitiesTaysideMay-23£400,000,00011866298View project
76Network Rail - Building ProjectsInfrastructureLothianJul-23£400,000,00012621972View project
77The Halo Development MasterplanCommercial & RetailStrathclydeDec-23£400,000,00012317687View project
7858.8MW Airigh Wind FarmUtilitiesStrathclydeDec-23£400,000,00012545258View project
79Robroyston North - 166 HousesResidentialStrathclydeMar-23£400,000,00012539481View project
80Camster 2 - 38MW Wind FarmUtilitiesHighlandsJul-23£400,000,00012455750View project
81Galashiels Community CampusEducationScottish BordersMay-23£400,000,00012529146View project
82New Town Quarter Development MasterplanResidentialLothianMay-23£400,000,00012525590View project
83Stirling Road - 523 HousesResidentialLanarkshireJun-23£385,695,00012406180View project
84Mains Of Keithick Farm, Keithick - 66MW Battery Storage & 32MW Solar FarmUtilitiesTaysideAug-23£380,000,00012583189View project
85Gavieside Farm, Livingston, Phase 1 - 18 Flats, 484 Houses & Commercial UnitsResidentialWest LothianQ1 2023£380,000,00012452126View project
86Whitelaw Brae Wind Farm - 50.4 MWUtilitiesScottish BordersJul-23£380,000,00012116429View project
87Mossy Hill - 50MW Wind FarmUtilitiesShetland IslandsJul-23£350,000,00012377569View project
88Network Rail - Slab TrackInfrastructureScotlandJul-23£348,385,50012621944View project
89Hunterston Parc - Infrastructure/CablingUtilitiesAyrshire2023£348,385,50012605516View project
90Energetica Industrial ParkCommercial & RetailGrampianDec-23£340,000,00011878240View project
91Redheugh West - 500 HousesResidentialLothianMay-23£340,000,00012569362View project
92Carn Ghriogair - 50MW Wind FarmUtilitiesHighlandsQ1 2023£340,000,00012551587View project
93Newtown St Boswells Auction Mart Redevelopment - Masterplan Zones A - DCommercial & RetailScottish BordersApr-23£324,500,00012422048View project
94Corn harrow - Wind Farm & Battery StorageUtilitiesDumfries and GallowaySep-23£324,500,00012387371View project
95Broomloan Road - 49.9MW Battery Energy StorageUtilitiesStrathclydeAug-23£315,320,00012626601View project
96Glendevon Energy Storage ProjectUtilitiesTaysideMay-23£310,000,00012547770View project
97Windy Standard I Repower 49.6MWUtilitiesDumfries and GallowaySep-23£302,000,00012616928View project
98Skypark 7Commercial & RetailStrathclydeJun-23£302,000,00012197927View project
99Broken Cross 48MW Wind FarmUtilitiesStrathclydeQ3 2023£300,000,00012472917View project
100Wavegarden Scotland (Buildings) - EdinburghHotel, Leisure & SportLothianOct-23£300,000,00012290733View project

(Source: Barbour ABI, updated June 2023)

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