Here are the five largest construction projects initiated in the UK during Q1 2022, according to GlobalData’s construction projects database.
1. Crown Round III Offshore Wind Farm Development: Zone III Teesside B 1400 MW – $4,392m
The project involves the construction of an offshore wind farm in the Dogger Bank offshore zone.
Construction work started in Q1 2022 and is expected to be completed in Q4 2026.
In December 2007, the then Department for Business, Enterprise & Regulatory Reform launched a SEA of UK waters to open up the seas to up to 33GW of offshore wind energy. This was to determine the location of sensitive sites and the most appropriate sites for offshore wind farm development.
2. Thorpebury Housing Community – $709m
The project involves the construction of 4,500 homes on 364ha of land in the East Midlands, England.
Construction work commenced in Q1 2022 and is expected to finish in Q3 2029.
The project aims to provide better residential facilities for the residents of Leicester.
3. Slough Data Center Campus – $580m
The project involves the construction of a 40.5MW IT load data center campus in Slough.
Construction work started in Q1 2022 and is forecast to complete in Q4 2022.
The aim of the project is to meet demand from high-growth global technology companies.
4. Greenlink Offshore Interconnector – $535m
The project involves the construction of a 190km, 500MW 320kV HVDC underground electricity interconnector from the Pembroke substation in Wales, and the Great Island substation in Ireland.
Construction work commenced in Q1 2022 and is expected to be completed in Q4 2024.
The aim of the project is to increase the power generation capacity of local networks and provide a reliable backup energy supply to 380,000 homes.
5. Blackpool Central Station Mixed-Use Community – $382m
The project involves the construction of a mixed-use community on 6.9ha of land at Central Station site, Liverpool, England.
Construction work started in Q1 2022 and is expected to be completed in Q4 2028.
The aim of the project is to provide better leisure and entertainment facilities in the region.
Methodology:This analysis is drawn from GlobalData’s global construction projects database, which tracks new construction projects over $25m from announcement to completion.
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