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The Areas in the UK Seeing the Most Construction Development

London and the South East often get a reputation for having the most construction projects going on at any one moment, but that fact is the UK is currently a hive of construction activity.

Birmingham has large construction projects going on across the city. This includes preparing for the commonwealth games, with the redevelopment of The Alexander Stadium and One East Side, Birmingham’s largest residential building.

However, closer to home, across the Cambridge and Suffolk areas, we are seeing new developments making way for exciting opportunities for contractors and construction businesses.

Here in East Anglia, there are major projects in the pipeline set to transform the lives of many seeking work in the construction industry.

To give you an idea of the opportunities that 2020 may bring, we’ve revealed some of the local areas seeing construction development.

 

The Oxford to Cambridge Arc

In January 2020 the government announced that new railway stations will be built in Cambourne, and near St Neots as part of developing the Oxford to Cambridge Arc.

East-West Rail which currently connects the two cities will develop one section from Bedford to Cambridge and a new station will be created for the south of St Neots.

Commuters who currently have to spend 82 minutes on connecting trains will be much relieved with this quicker access link to Cambridge. However, the boost will certainly begin to impact the surrounding areas as new homes will also be planned.

Cambridge MP Daniel Zeichner said he welcomed the announcement, saying; “The route presents major opportunities for jobs and housing.”

With this project in the pipeline, it will only be a matter of time when the housing projects begin flooding in for the surrounding areas.

 

Waterbeach Homes

In May 2019 plans for 6,500 new homes in Waterbeach Cambridgeshire were approved, commencing the transformation of former army barracks into residential property.

This vast site will include affordable housing, shops and schools, creating a completely new area for Waterbeach residents.

The developer’s plans are still under local consultation as they continue to discuss with local residents in the existing village about the amenities that are required. The current plans are also set to improve the existing rural areas, with the inclusion of 25 play areas, and four community orchards.

 

Fenland Investment Boost

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority have granted a multi-million-pound investment into the Fenland area, which will include a construction training hub for Wisbech, a £3.1 million manufacturing space in Chatteris, and 40 affordable homes in Manea.

The boost is hoped by the local authorities to bring more jobs into the area, and provide much-needed homes.

Created as part the CPCA’s Market Town Masterplans for Growth programme, the regeneration plans were supported by the community and each town, with representatives and local authorities submitting ideas.

The regeneration of these areas will commence sometime in 2020.

 

Sizewell Nuclear Plant

Planning applications have been put forward by EDF to build a nuclear power station at Sizewell in Suffolk.

The £16 billion projects, will include two EPR reactors – the same reactors currently being implemented at Hinkley Point.

If plans go through Sizewell would generate 3,260mw of electricity, which equates to 7% of the UK’s electricity. Enough to power 6 million homes.

 

The Oxford to Cambridge Arc

In January 2020 the government announced that new railway stations will be built in Cambourne, and near St Neots as part of developing the Oxford to Cambridge Arc.

East-West Rail which currently connects the two cities will develop one section from Bedford to Cambridge, and a new station will be created for the south of St Neots.

Commuters who currently have to spend 82 minutes on connecting trains will be much relieved with this quicker access link to Cambridge. However, the boost will certainly begin to impact the surrounding areas as new homes will also be planned.

Cambridge MP Daniel Zeichner said he welcomed the announcement, saying; “The route presents major opportunities for jobs and housing.”

With this project in the pipeline, it will only be a matter of time when the housing projects begin flooding in for the surrounding areas.

 

Waterbeach Homes

In May 2019 plans for 6,500 new homes in Waterbeach cambridgeshire were approved, commencing the transformation of former army barracks into residential property.

This vast site will include affordable housing, shops and schools, creating a completely new area for Waterbeach residents.

The developer’s plans are still under local consultation as they continue to discuss with local residents in the existing village about the amenities that are required. The current plans are also set to improve the existing rural areas, with the inclusion of 25 play areas, and four community orchards.

 

Fenland Investment Boost

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority have granted a multi-million-pound investment into the Fenland area, which will include a construction training hub for Wisbech, a £3.1 million manufacturing space in Chatteris, and 40 affordable homes in Manea.

The boost is hoped by the local authorities to bring more jobs into the area, and provide much-needed homes.

Created as part the CPCA’s Market Town Masterplans for Growth programme, the regeneration plans were supported by the community and each town, with representatives and local authorities submitting ideas.

The regeneration of these areas will commence sometime in 2020.

 

Sizewell Nuclear Plant

Planning applications have been put forward by EDF to build a nuclear power station at Sizewell in Suffolk.

The £16 billion projects, will include two EPR reactors – the same reactors currently being implemented at Hinkley Point.

If plans go through Sizewell would generate 3,260mw of electricity, which equates to 7% of the UK’s electricity. Enough to power 6 million homes.

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