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Top Construction Projects in the South East

by Barbour ABI Content Team

Network Rail Southern Renewals Becomes Top Construction Project at £9.6bn

We’ve curated the Barbour ABI data to bring you the top 100 construction projects within the South 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 South East construction projects sees the Network Rail Southern Renewals and the Fen Lane Data Centre Campus take the top two positions, with project values of £9.6bn and £5.3bn respectively. The Manydown Development in Basingstoke is currently in third place at £3.5bn, followed by two projects based in Essex and one Hampshire project.

Top Construction Projects 2023

Regional Tables: United Kingdom | London | 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
3Manydown Development Masterplan - BasingstokeResidentialHampshireQ2 2023£3,500,000,00012139265View project
4A12 Chelmsford To A120 WideningInfrastructureEssexQ4 2023£3,000,000,00012147876View project
5Welborne Garden Village DevelopmentResidentialHampshireDec-23£3,000,000,00011838659View project
6Waterloo Estate Regeneration MasterplanResidentialEssexFeb-23£3,000,000,00012506861View project
7GridLink - 1.4GW InterconnectorUtilitiesKentQ3 2023£2,500,000,00012335243View project
8Baldock Urban Extension ProjectCommercial & RetailHertfordshire2023£2,500,000,00012520214View project
9Sunset Studios RedevelopmentUtilitiesHertfordshireDec-23£2,500,000,00012588737View project
10Better Queensway Estate Regeneration and DevelopmentResidentialEssexDec-23£1,600,000,00012203008View project
11Oxfordshire Cotswold Garden VillageResidentialOxfordshireQ4 2023£1,600,000,00012510520View project
12Goodmayes Railway Station - 1280 ApartmentsResidentialEssexQ2 2023£1,500,000,00012485011View project
13Wexham Road, Phase 1 - Data CentreCommercial & RetailBerkshireJan-23£1,500,000,00012564753View project
4Rom Valley Gardens, Blocks B-G - 864 Flats & Commercial SpaceResidentialEssexQ4 2023£1,500,000,00012311148View project
15Nicholson Quarter - Offices/ Retail/ 364 ApartmentsResidentialBerkshireDec-23£1,500,000,00012506792View project
16PHE Science Hub Harlow MasterplanIndustrialEssexJun-23£1,500,000,00012161689View project
17London Gateway Port - Security & Logistics ServicesInfrastructureHampshireSep-23£1,500,000,00012479727View project
18Station Hill North - Phase Three, Plots A, B, C and DResidentialBerkshireMar-23£1,500,000,00012488531View project
19Royal Holloway University of London - MasterplanEducationSurreyNov-23£1,500,000,00012051112View project
20Ellison Institute for Transformative Medicine - Cancer Research CampusIndustrialOxfordshireAug-23£1,500,000,00012682557View project
21Britania Crest Recycling Limited - 3RS EfW FaciltyUtilitiesWest SussexOct-23£1,268,000,00012256408View project
22Tickford Fields Farm - 930 Houses/Primary SchoolResidentialBuckinghamshireJul-23£1,169,383,70612488160View project
23Hertfordshire County Council - Highways and Environment Professional ServicesInfrastructureHertfordshireSep-23£1,169,383,70612699788View project
24Northfleet Harbourside - Waterfront Leisure, Stadium & Mixed DevelopmentResidentialKentQ3 2023£1,169,383,70612664168View project
25Melbourn Science Park - Technology Park/Offices/Transport Hub/HotelIndustrialHertfordshireDec-23£1,169,383,70612696975View project
26Boreham Interchange - Railway Station MasterplanInfrastructureEssexQ2 2023£1,000,000,00011830815View project
27Newtown Railway Works RedevelopmentHotel, Leisure & SportKentQ3 2023£1,000,000,00012469095View project
28A120 Dualling EssexInfrastructureEssex2023£1,000,000,00012147445View project
29Avondale Drive Estates, Phase 1b & 2 - 210 ApartmentsResidentialMiddlesexApr-23£1,000,000,00012582848View project
30Campsfield House IRC - Services & Related WorksCivic & PublicOxfordshireApr-23£1,000,000,00012645297View project
31University Of Sussex - West Slope Student AccommodationResidentialEast SussexJun-23£1,000,000,00012484291View project
32Tritax Symmetry Ardley - Logistics ParkIndustrialOxfordshireQ2 2023£924,000,00012640394View project
33HS2 Twyford Viaduct to ChetwodeInfrastructureBuckinghamshireDec-23£857,100,00012598216View project
34Radlett Strategic Railfreight InterchangeInfrastructureHertfordshireSep-23£857,100,00012246342View project
35AWE, Aldermaston - The HubIndustrialBerkshireJun-23£850,000,00012645680View project
36Goldsworth Road Development - 965 Flats, Retail Units & OfficesResidentialSurreyAug-23£850,000,00012226910View project
37Natural History Museum - Science & Digitisation CentreHotel, Leisure & SportOxfordshire2023£850,000,00012567763View project
38The Landings - RedevelopmentResidentialWest SussexApr-23£835,000,00012494524View project
39Didcot Garden Town Transport InfrastructureInfrastructureOxfordshireMar-23£820,000,00012313529View project
40Wembley Point, Stonebridge Place - 515 Flats/Retail/Sports FacilityResidentialMiddlesexNov-23£820,000,00012624353View project
41Colchester Northern Gateway South - MasterplanHealthcareEssexNov-23£800,000,00012428926View project
4290 New Road, Beam Parkway - MasterplanResidentialEssexSep-23£800,000,00012451350View project
43Oxford Corridor Capacity - MasterplanInfrastructureOxfordshireApr-23£800,000,00012536513View project
44Boreham Interchange - Chelmsford North East BypassInfrastructureEssexJun-23£800,000,00012314364View project
45PHE Science Hub Harlow Lot 1 - New Build High Containment Bioscience LaboratoryIndustrialEssexMay-23£700,000,00012307730View project
46Nicholson Quarter - Offices/ Extra Care/ Restaurants/ Pubs and BarsCommercial & RetailBerkshireDec-23£700,000,00012509058View project
47Gilston Park, Village 7 - Mixed DevelopmentResidentialHertfordshireJan-23£700,000,00012476560View project
48University of Oxford - Stephen A Schwarzman Centre of HumanitiesEducationOxfordshireApr-23£700,000,00012531116View project
49Moderna Biotech, Harwell Campus - Project ResilienceIndustrialOxfordshireAug-23£700,000,00012668110View project
50Oxford Flood Alleviation Scheme - Western ConveyanceInfrastructureOxfordshireDec-23£600,000,00012186668View project
51Marchwood Port DevelopmentInfrastructureHampshireNov-23£600,000,00012575042View project
52West Horton Heath - MasterplanResidentialHampshireFeb-23£600,000,00012115344View project
53Lower Herne Village Development - Herne BayResidentialKentJul-23£600,000,00012136998View project
54Gascoigne Estate, Phase 3B East - 334 ApartmentsResidentialEssexJun-23£600,000,00012598297View project
55The Green Southall - 564 Flats, Commercial & NurseryResidentialMiddlesexJul-23£600,000,00012591112View project
56Southall Sidings – 460 FlatsResidentialMiddlesexNov-23£589,000,00012508416View project
57Rusham Park Student VillageResidentialSurreySep-23£571,000,00012487488View project
58M25 Junction 28 ImprovementsInfrastructureEssexFeb-23£566,000,00012141945View project
59Albion Waterside - Phase 2, Care Apartments & Commercial SpaceResidential (Care)KentDec-23£514,260,00012558827View project
60Fort Halstead - Mixed DevelopmentResidentialKentQ1 2023£500,000,00012468403View project
61Graven Hill D1 Site - Storage & Distribution UnitsIndustrialOxfordshireAug-23£500,000,00012651066View project
62Giles Lane - Student Accommodation & Sports PavilionResidentialKentOct-23£500,000,00012536679View project
63Botanical House - 455 Apartments & Community CentreResidentialSurreyQ4 2023£500,000,00012693587View project
64Chapel Place - Student Accommodation/Flats/SainsburysResidentialEssexJul-23£500,000,00012178864View project
65Marine Plaza - 282 Flats, Retail Unit & RestaurantResidentialEssexSep-23£500,000,00012097996View project
66Stone Pit II Masterplan - 755 Houses & Retail SpaceResidentialKentJan-23£500,000,00012653936View project
67Colt London 4 - Data Centre BuildingsIndustrialMiddlesexMar-23£500,000,00012608004View project
68Bushey Wood Regeneration - Mixed DevelopmentResidentialKentNov-23£500,000,00012599414View project
69A120/A133 Link Road - Roadworks/RoundaboutsInfrastructureEssexNov-23£500,000,00012595251View project
703 & 5 Olympic Way -178 Apartments/350 Bedroom Hotel/CommercialResidentialMiddlesexJul-23£500,000,00012579128View project
71Inspired Villages, St Monica Lane, Kingswood - 280 Assisted Living UnitsResidential (Care)SurreyJul-23£500,000,00012449955View project
72Royal Mail Estates, Caversham Road - Mixed DevelopmentResidentialBerkshireJun-23£500,000,00011891328View project
73Crystal Palace Football Club RedevelopmentHotel, Leisure & SportSurreyQ3 2023£500,000,00012326215View project
74The Green Quarter, Phase 2 - 1158 Apartments/Retail/CinemaResidentialMiddlesexSep-23£500,000,00012671834View project
75The Langdon - Golf Clubhouse and Wellness Centre/Residential Care SchemeHotel, Leisure & SportEssexJul-23£500,000,00012475248View project
76West Great Cambridge Road, Cheshunt - Data CentreCommercial & RetailHertfordshireAug-23£500,000,00012406644View project
77PLP Milton Keynes - 3 Employment Units - Phase 2 Option 2IndustrialBuckinghamshireQ4 2023£500,000,00012665661View project
78South East Aylesbury Dual Carriageway, Phase 2InfrastructureBuckinghamshireJun-23£500,000,00012489039View project
79Issigonis Way, Oxford - Offices & IndustrialCommercial & RetailOxfordshireJun-23£500,000,00012512772View project
80A423 Kennington Improvements Scheme - Replacement Rail BridgeInfrastructureOxfordshireQ4 2023£500,000,00012693604View project
81Windsor Business Quarter, Former Imperial House - Mixed DevelopmentResidentialBerkshireJun-23£500,000,00011842960View project
82Broadwater Farm, Ashton Way - 900 Homes, Medical Centre and SchoolResidentialKentNov-23£500,000,00012601335View project
83Croydon Hospitality Hub - Hotel and Apart-HotelHotel, Leisure & SportSurreyJun-23£500,000,00012259506View project
84Bicester Office Park - Offices & Research & DevelopmentCommercial & RetailOxfordshireDec-23£487,500,00012336570View project
85PLP Milton Keynes – Employment Unit, Unit 11 - Phase 2 Option 1IndustrialBuckinghamshireQ4 2023£487,500,00012664182View project
86Thames Valley Science Park - Phase 2IndustrialBerkshireOct-23£480,000,00012262852View project
87Gascoigne West, Masterplan - 850 Houses, Retail & Extra Care FacilityResidentialEssexDec-23£480,000,00012294278View project
88Former Hendon Metropolitan Police Training Centre - 873 FlatsResidentialHertfordshireQ3 2023£450,000,00012626200View project
89M27 Junction 10 - Welborne Garden VillageInfrastructureHampshireJan-23£450,000,00012141979View project
90London Borough of Brent - Environmental Services & Highways ServicesInfrastructureMiddlesexJul-23£450,000,00012657043View project
91Elwick Place - Phase 2 - 200 ApartmentsResidentialKentDec-23£450,000,00012165506View project
92UKAEA - Fusion Demonstration PlantIndustrialOxfordshireQ3 2023£450,000,00012635418View project
93Tipner East Regeneration - 835 Apartments & Commercial UnitsResidentialHampshireApr-23£450,000,00012668650View project
94Orchard Road - Hydrogen Fuel Cell GigafactoryIndustrialHertfordshireJun-23£450,000,00012649928View project
95Guildford Sewage Treatment Works RelocationUtilitiesSurreyMar-23£450,000,00012451029View project
96Brentford High Street Phase 2 Plot J - 116 Apartments/RetailResidentialMiddlesexJul-23£450,000,00012613724View project
97European Centre for Medium Range Weather Forecasts HQ (ECMWF)Commercial & RetailBerkshireOct-23£450,000,00012654283View project
98Siemens Healthineers Limited, Symmetry Park - Global R&D FacilityIndustrialOxfordshireSep-23£450,000,00012633454View project
99Portsmouth City Council - Servicing, Maintenance & ComplianceResidentialHampshireOct-23£450,000,00012566304View project
100Made In Dagenham Neighborhood ProjectResidentialEssexMar-23£450,000,00012556334View project

(Source: Barbour ABI, updated June 2023)

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