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Residential work is providing the greatest opportunities for new work up for grabs according to the top construction tenders in the UK data from Glenigan.

Eight of the 10 largest building construction projects currently out to tender are residential projects. The biggest value building contract being tendered is a £250 million deal for the New Town Quarter private residential scheme in Edinburgh for Izar V Lux S.A.R.L, Orion Capital Managers and Ediston Properties (Project ID: 14128203).

Social housing boom

Six social housing projects are also among the 10 biggest value building projects in the top construction tenders in the UK.

A £200 million investment programme from Walsall Housing Group is the second biggest contract out to tender.

Elsewhere, tenders for a £136 million redevelopment of Watford Town Hall into 200 homes by the local borough council must be submitted on January 22 (Project ID: 21128889).

Contractors are also drawing up bids for a new £130 million phase of the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham’s redevelopment of the Gascoigne estate (Project ID: 21161151).

More opportunities

Two education schemes are also among the top 10 biggest tenders in the top construction tenders in the UK table. The most urgent is for an £86 million law school in Portsmouth (Project ID: 21398880) for which tenders need to be returned by this Friday, January 14th.

Industrial and health schemes, including a £25 million Amazon warehouse at Stockton-on-Tees (Project ID: 20448036) and a £20 million extension to Nottingham University Hospital (Project ID: 21519630), are also up for grabs.

Office projects such as a £20 million extension to Leroy House in Islington (Project ID: 15252157) are also among the top construction tenders in the UK according to Glenigan’s industry analysis.

Top Construction Tenders in the UK

Position Value (£m) Project Description Sector Region Start Date Project ID
1 250 New Town Quarter, Edinburgh Private Housing Scotland April 14128203
2 200 20,000 Housing Improvement Works Social Housing West Midlands August 21390039
3 136 300 Residential Units & Office Building Social Housing East of England July 21128889
4 130 277 Flats/11 Maisonettes & 46 Houses Social Housing London July 21161151
5 86 Portsmouth Law School Education South East February 21398880
6 49 Bells Gardens And Lindley Estate Private Housing London July 21016812
7 35 School (Extension) Education South East April 21254855
8 30 86 Flats/1 Community Centre/1 Nursery Social Housing London July 21047008
9 30 39 Student Accommodation Units Social Housing East of England July 21254311
10 28 Sheepcote Road Flats Private Housing London February 20258011
11 25 Storage & Distribution Warehouse Unit Industrial North East April 20448036
12 25 83 Flats/1 Indoor Sports Facility/1 Dentist (New/Extension) Social Housing London July 21489712
13 20 2 Employment Units Industrial East of England February 18396023
14 20 Leisure Centre Hotel & Leisure East of England July 21546042
15 20 Office (Extension/Alterations) Offices London February 15252157
16 20 86 Flats Private Housing London July 19319262
17 20 125 Care Flats Social Housing London July 21332168
18 20 Hospital (Extension) Health East Midlands July 21519630
19 18 62 Flats & 8 Town Houses Social Housing London July 21321930
20 18 University Main Building (Refurbishment) Education London November 21486619
21 17 Hertford Theatre Redevelopment Hotel & Leisure East of England March 19041123
22 16 54 Sheltered Flats Private Housing South East February 21021298
23 15 Student Accommodation Social Housing East Midlands June 11216538
24 14 31 Flats/11 Houses & 4 Maisonettes Social Housing London August 21479132
25 12 67 Flats/Community Centre Private Housing London June 21214069
26 11 Industrial Building Industrial West Midlands January 19384157
27 11 100 Flats & 3 Office/Temple/Commercial Units Social Housing London July 17096449
28 11 School Education London July 21225317
29 11 School Boarding House (Extension/Alterations) Education South East March 20486155
30 10 Boston West Holiday Park Extension Hotel & Leisure East Midlands March 21396760
31 10 Burfield Close Flats Development Private Housing East of England July 21001929
32 10 Sheltered Housing Social Housing East of England July 20230028
33 9.5 College (Extension/Alterations) Education South East March 21156922
34 8.2 30 Residential Units & 1 Nursery Social Housing London February 20196756
35 8.0 25 Flats Private Housing London May 15397136
36 8.0 Bedfordwell Road Care Home Development Health South East July 21294803
37 7.5 Town Hall (Alterations) Community & Amenity South East May 21431710
38 6.1 Abbey Wood Retail Park Hotel & Leisure South West April 20223187
39 6.0 University (Fit Out) Education West Midlands April 21521552
40 5.5 Dementia Daycare Centre & Centre of Excellence Health Yorkshire and the Humber April 21364163
41 5.2 Shernbroke Road Hostel Development Social Housing East of England November 19382199
42 5.0 14 Industrial/Office/Research & Development Units Industrial South West April 20343010
43 5.0 Office (Alterations) Offices London May 18086317
44 5.0 Bicester Health & Wellbeing Hub Health South East July 21224292
45 4.5 2 Student Accommodation Buildings Social Housing East of England June 19342523
46 4.4 Nursery/Cafe (Extension/Alterations) Education South East March 19053211
47 4.0 9 Houses & 1 Commercial Unit Private Housing South East February 19031347
48 3.5 Office (Fit Out) Offices London May 21564449
49 3.5 Office (Refurbishment) Offices London March 21547149
50 3.5 Arun Crematorium Community & Amenity South East June 19017419

Source: Glenigan

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