CIS Blog

Top 10 NI Construction Project Views in Last 7 Days

See below the top 10 most viewed Northern Ireland construction projects in the last 7 days on our CIS database. Customers have unlimited access to 1000s of active construction projects on our system and CIS FREE users can view some of these projects as part of their allowance of 10 free leads per month. Find out more about our great value tailored subscription packages here

Shared Edu Campus

Project ID

Project

County

Current Stage

849795

£16m - New Visitor Facilities

Co. Down

On Site

856669

£13m - Ballast Rehabilitation

Co. Armagh

On Site

848435

£8m - Designer 63-Bedroom Hotel

Co. Antrim

On Site

760468

£7m - Redevelopment of Brandywell Stadium

Co. Londonderry

On Site

882017

£100m - Shared Education Campus

Co. Tyrone

Tender

774444

£240m - Waste Treatment Facility

Co. Antrim

Plans Granted

954453

£12m - Major Adaptations Works

Co. Antrim

Tender

898370

£6m - Car Dealership Building

Co. Tyrone

Tender

863175

£16m - Rural Waste Water Investment Programme (PC15)

Co. Antrim

Contract Awarded

832135

£3.1m - Housing Development

Co. Down

Tender

Follow our CIS Northern Ireland Social Media Pages!

Cis Ni

CIS has just launched their new dedicated Northern Ireland Linkedin Page and Northern Ireland Twitter Page which will publish news feed on Northern Ireland construction project updates, industry news and much more from the region.

CIS is the only Irish Construction Leads Provider to have an office base in Banbridge, Co. Down with a dedicated Northern Ireland Research Team who track and follow all public and private construction projects, from early planning to on-site stages across the 6 counties. Call the NI team today on (028) 4064 8110 for more information on Northern Ireland construction projects.

Follow the new Northern Ireland Linkedin Page and Northern Ireland Twitter Page today to start viewing potential contract leads for the construction and related industries in the region.

Top 10 Northern Ireland Construction Project Views in the Last Week

See below the top 10 most viewed Northern Ireland construction projects this week on our online CIS database. Customers have unlimited access to thousands of active construction projects on our system and CIS FREE users can view some of these projects as part of their allowance of 10 free leads per month. Find out more about out great value tailored subscription packages here

Integrated School

Project ID

Project

County

Current Stage

741764

£150m - Design & Construction of Campus Blocks

Co. Antrim

On Site

865282

£3.4m - Residential Development

Co. Londonderry

Contract Awarded

833969

£5m - New Integrated School With Nursery School Unit

Co. Tyrone

On Site

760468

£7m - Redevelopment of Brandywell Stadium

Co. Londonderry

On Site

856669

£13m - Ballast Rehabilitation

Co. Armagh

Contract Awarded

952594

£3.6m -Social Apartments

Co. Londonderry

Tender

812335

£4.8m - Social Housing Scheme

Co. Down

On Site

863275

£5m - College Building Refurbishment, Phase 6

Co. Londonderry

Tender

898363

£29m - Motorsport Centre

Co. Tyrone

Plans Granted

705963

£3.2m -  Apartments/Retail Unit

Co. Antrim

Contract Awarded

Irish Construction Activity Statistics for First Half of 2017

The overall volume of construction projects commencing On-Site in H1 2017 remains almost static at 1325 when compared to the same period in 2016 (1317) for the Republic of Ireland, which was in turn up 29% on 2015 levels. The table below provides an analysis by sector of the two periods under review. The 276 Residential projects below represent 7,596 units in multi-unit developments and equates to an average of 28 units per scheme.

H 1 2017 On -site By Platform

As per the graph below, the value of projects commencing On-Site is also static (H1 2017 - €3,597m versus H1 2016 - €3,583m), despite the fact that Civil & Utilities is down over 400% on H1 2016 levels due to the two major road schemes (totalling €675m) which started On-Site in Q1 2016. All other sectors are growing with the best performing sector in the analysis being Community & Sport which is up 79% on the same period last year (2017 - €445m versus 2016 - €78m). This increase is attributed to two major developments commencing construction – the Curragh Race Course redevelopment and the new Centre Parcs Holiday Village in Longford.

 H 1 2016 And 2017 All Sectors Onsite By Value

Looking at the regional analysis in project value terms for H1 2017 versus the same period in 2016, Leinster is down by €250m, however, the number of projects commencing On-site increased by 35. Ulster (ROI) is down both in value and volume - €75m and 4 projects respectively. In Munster, project values increased by €60m but the number of projects decreased by 16. Connaught showed positivity in both value and volume of projects for H1 - €150m and 32 projects respectively. Finally, Co. Dublin showed an increase in values of €151m but the volume of commencements decreased by 39.


The market share based on the volume of projects commencing construction is Munster 28%, Co. Dublin 27%, Leinster 24%, Connaught 13% and Ulster (ROI) 8%.

H 1 2017 Regional Onsite By Value

Plans Granted

In a continuing trend from Q1 2017, the volume of Plans Granted continues to lag the corresponding period in 2016. The number of plans granted in H1 2017 is 2672, which is down 10.4% or 312 projects on H1 2016.
As can be seen in the table below, Agricultural projects have seen the largest decrease in volume with only 694 projects granted planning. Residential (excluding Self-build) recorded an increase in permissions by 48 projects over H1 2016, which amounts to 8,193 units.

H 1 2017 Granted Permissions By Volume

The value of projects granted permission in the period under review, reveals a dramatic drop on the corresponding period in 2016. There is a €1,447m decrease, the majority of which is attributed to two sectors – Medical & Care Residential and Commercial & Retail. On further analysis of these two sectors the €650m Children’s Hospital accounts for 90% of the decrease in values in the Medical & Care Residential, while in the Commercial & Retail sector the decrease is made up of a large number of projects in value ranges from €10m to €80m which were granted permission in H1 2016. It will not be surprising that the majority of these were in Dublin and mainly for offices, with the exception of three developments, two in Cork and one in Limerick.

H 1 2017 All Sectors Plans Granted By Value

Examining the projects granted in H1 2017 by Region, Munster shows the biggest decrease in volumes compared to 2016 at 208 projects, which represents €168m in value terms. Connaught had 67 less projects granted permission and these represented €253m in construction values. However, in Co. Dublin while the decrease was only 18 projects, the value was in excess of €1billion, which is mainly accounted for by the €650m National Children’s Hospital (currently at Contract Awarded), €300m expansion of the Water Treatment Plant in Ringsend (currently at Tender stage) and a €100m Office development at Hanover Quay (currently On-site).

H 1 2017 Regional Plans Granted By Value

Plans Submitted

The volume of projects Submitted for Planning Permission increased slightly in H1 2017 to 3,537 over the comparable period in 2016. This is a positive reflection given we recorded a small decrease in Q1 2017 versus Q1 2016.
Growth in the Residential (24%), Community & Sport (79%), Hotel & Catering (29%) and Education (23%) offset the decreases in Agriculture (-34%) and Medical & Care Residential (-11%) as reflected in the table below.

H 1 2017 Plans Submitted By Volume

In terms over construction values there was a €35m decrease in H1 2017 versus H1 in 2016. The Residential sector (excluding Self-build) represented the largest increase in both values and volume. The value of plans submitted amounted to €1.7 billion, which represents 13,199 units, which is an average of 21 units per development. The Hotel & Catering continues its positive momentum with an increase of €205m over H1 2016 or 67 developments. Industrial also recorded increases in both volume and value – 11 projects and €140m respectively. The biggest decrease in value terms was in Civil & Utilities at €443m and when analysed projects such as the €200m Vartry Water Treatment Plant in Co. Wicklow, the €160m Waste to Energy Facility in Co. Cork and the numerous Solar Farms in Co. Wexford all submitted for planning in H1 2016 go towards explaining the decrease.

 H 1 2017 Regional Plans Submitted By Value

An analysis of the plans submitted by Region in volume terms reveals the continuing trend of activity increases in Leinster and Co. Dublin, with Connaught (-94), Munster (-45) and Ulster (-9) recording decreases over the same period last year. However, in terms of values the outcome is static, which suggests that in Connaught, Munster and Ulster (ROI) the individual developments are of a higher value versus the comparable period in 2016.

The full CIS Q2 Cosntruction Market Review will be ready later this week. Email donnaquinn@cisireland.com for a complimentary PDF copy OR call 01 2999 239.

Top Ten Northern Ireland Construction Project Views in July 2017

The table below shows the top ten most viewed Northern Ireland construction projects on the CIS Online database in July. CIS Customers can simply click on the hyperlinked project ID to login and directly view them. Freemium users can follow the same process to view these NI construction projects as part of their 10 Free monthly views.

If you would like to sign up to our Freemium service, click here

Hotel

Project ID

Project

County

Current Stage

834067

£53m - 4-Star Hotel

Co. Antrim

On Site

883394

£3.3m - Government Office Refurbishment

Co. Down

Contract Awarded

849692

£80m - Professional Services Framework

Co. Antrim

Contract Awarded

876540

£15m - 4 Star Hotel & Spa Complex

Co. Londonderry

Tender

825462

£26.8m - Residential Development

Co. Armagh

Contract Awarded

854371

£4.3m - Office Building

Co. Antrim

Contract Awarded

912754

£1.5m - MRI Unit Extension

Co. Antrim

Contract Awarded

828131

£40m - Student Accommodation

Co. Antrim

On Site

745517

£20m - Data Centre

Co. Londonderry

On Site

888650

£20m - Leisure Centre

Co. Antrim

Contract Awarded

Top Ten Republic of Ireland Construction Project Views in July 2017

The table below shows the top ten most viewed Republic of Ireland construction projects on the CIS Online database in July. CIS Customers can simply click on the hyperlinked project ID to login and directly view them. Freemium users can follow the same process to view these Irish construction projects as part of their 10 free monthly views.

If you would like to sign up to our Freemium service, click here

Capitol Dock

Project ID

Project

County

CurrentStage

 Unique Views

929565

€103m - Office/Hotel Development

Co. Dublin

Contract Awarded

224

821211

€110m - Capital Dock Development

Co. Dublin

On Site

210

133896

€650m - New Children's Hospital

Co. Dublin

Contract Awarded

202

824246

€850m - Data Centre Development

Co. Galway

Plans Granted

187

851119

€37m - Office Buildings

Co. Dublin

On Site

180

824367

€17.2m - Nursing Home Development

Co. Dublin

On Site

166

681169

€9.2m - School Building

Co. Dublin

On Site

153

911382

€22m - Hotel Development

Co. Dublin

On Site

144

903867

€30m - Residential Development

Co. Kildare

Contract Awarded

141

799246

€40m - National Rehabilitation Hospital - Phase 1

Co. Dublin

Contract Awarded

139

Top Ten Viewed ROI Construction Projects in First Half of 2017

See the Top 10 most viewed ROI construction projects on the CIS Online database in June 2017. Customers can click on the hyperlinked project ID and access these and unlimited views of other construction projects on our fully researched database. CIS FREE users can view up to 10 projects per month.

Discover the benefits of using our premium service as a strategic sales and marketing tool by contacting our team at sales@cisireland.com or call 01 2999 200.

 Student Acc

Project ID

Project Name

Sector

No. Times Viewed

133896

€650m - New Children's Hospital

Medical

2488

690198

€125m - National Forensic Mental Health Facility

Medical

1270

845593

€46m - Student Accommodation Development

Hotel & Catering

1244

838933

€111m - Office Development

Commercial & Retail

1142

821211

€110m - Capital Dock Development

Commercial & Retail, Residential

1070

862825

€19m - Residential Care Centre

Medical

963

133300

€180m - Mixed Use Development

Residential, Commercial & Retail, Hotel & Catering, Education, Medical

935

772445

€67m - Shopping Centre Extension

Commercial & Retail

934

798904

€65m - Racecourse Redevelopment

Sport

896

888330

€100m - Manufacturing Building

Industrial

882

Top Viewed NI Construction Projects in First Half of 2017

Below are June's Top 10 most viewed NI construction projects on the CIS Online database. Customers can click on the hyperlinked project ID and access these and unlimited views of other projects on our researched database. CIS FREE users can view up to 10 projects per month. Discover the many benefits and features of our premium service by contacting our team for a free online demo by emailing sales@cisireland.com or call 01 2999 200.

Castle

Job ID

Project Name

Sector

771964

£10m - Hotel/Castle Restoration

Hotel & Catering

117722

£17m - 8-Storey Retail and Grade A Office Building

Commercial & Retail

863336

£27m - Student Accommodation Building

Hotel & Catering

867809

£20m - Rapid Transport Hub (Central Workshop and Stores)

Industrial

888650

£20m - Leisure Centre

Leisure

872897

£4m - Hotel Development

Hotel & Catering

837459

£3m - Integrated Primary School

Education

Irish Construction Activity Overview for Q1 2017 - Republic of Ireland

Construction Information Services (CIS) collects, tracks and monitors key and major construction projects across Ireland. Our experienced research team, through their verification and updating of projects from early planning right through to on-site stages, provide us with construction activity statistics which supports the continuing momentum and positive sentiment being experienced by the Industry. The following is a condensed overview of activity for the Irish Construction Sector in Q1 2017 and what's in the pipeline, as derived from our Q1 2017 Report.

The overall analysis of activity at Planning Submitted, Granted and commencing On-site overall is fairly static for Quarter 1 and it is appearing to remain the same for Quarter 2, based on April and May activity.

Overview of Current Republic of Ireland activity

1

  • The number of major projects moving on-site in Q1 2017 remains relatively static at 584
  • The Value of all construction projects which commenced on-site in Q1 2017 in the Republic of Ireland was €1.4 billion
  • This represents an overall decrease of 30% when compared to Q1 2016.
  • However, when looking at construction values, the scale and mixed on construction has to be taken into account and much of this decrease in value can be attributed to the two major road schemes – N25 and M11 (totalling €675m) which started on-site in Q1 2016.
  • All regions have experienced a drop in the value of projects on-site with the exception of Connacht.
  • Dublin has the largest share of the market at 37%, with Leinster at 26% and Munster at 20%
  • Residential is the largest sector for the period with 23% market share, followed by Commercial and Industrial

Future Pipeline activity – Plans Granted

 2

  • The volume of projects Granted planning in Q1 2017 was 1,207, down 17% when compared to the same period last year.
  • All sectors have experienced a drop in values with the exception of Civil & Utilities, and Hotel & Catering.
  • All regions have experienced a drop off in activity apart from Connacht which has shown a 77% increase in value, albeit off a low base.
  • Much of the reduction can be explained by Agricultural projects where only 313 projects were granted planning in Q1 2017, as compared with 561 in Q1 2016.

Future Pipeline activity – Plans submitted

3

  • There was a marginal decrease in the number of projects Submitted for planning based on Q1 2016 levels, from 1,692 to 1,682.
  • Once again the value of projects has also fallen by 29% in the period, with only Hotel & Catering, Industrial and Community & Sport showing positive increases.
  • On a regional basis only Leinster and Connacht are in positive territory for the quarter.

 

Q1 2017 activity in the Residential Sector

 4

  • Activity in the sector at all three stages continues to increase year on year.
  • However, the number of developments which commenced on-site increased by 34.6% to 105 schemes and this represents in excess of 2,800 units for Q1 2017.
  • While the number of applications Granted permission increased by just 2 over Q1 2016, but the number of units involved decreased by 620 to 3,280 units and this represents a drop in value of €113 million.
  • There were 281 residential planning applicationsor (5,300 units) submitted in Q1 2017, up 22.2% on 2016.
  • The buoyant self-build market saw 900 projects commence in the first quarter compared to 600 in Q1 2016.

 

Q1 2017 activity in the Industrial Sector

6

  • The number of projects commencing construction in Q1 was the same as 2016, however, there was a decrease of 23% to €210 million in the value of projects, which is as a result of the number of Data Centres which commenced construction in Q1 2016.
  • While the volume of projects granted planning for Q1 2017 increased by 10, the value of these has fallen 60% on the same period last year. Total value of plans granted is just over €113 million. Only Connacht and Ulster have shown an increase, albeit from a low base.
  • The volume of projects submitted for planning in Q1 2017 increased by 7% to 114 over Q1 2016. With Munster and Leinster represent the main activity in the sector. The value of projects submitted for planning increased by 46% to over €210 million for the period, with the Film Studios in Wicklow accounting for a large proportion of this increase.

 

Q1 2017 activity in the Civil & Utilities Sector

9

  • The number of project proceeding to On-site drop by 23% or 14 in Q1, with values dropping also by €744 million, which was due to the two large road schemes previously mentioned in Wexford which began in Q1 2016
  • The Dublin Airport Runway which was granted permission in Q1 2017 represents over 50% of the value of the projects in the period. This, coupled with the large number of solar farms granted permission has helped ensure high project value of €572 million, up from €24 million last year.
  • While the Planning application numbers increased by 17 in the Quarter to 78, the value of these projects decreased to €112 million or 58% owing to the mix of projects involved, which included 22 Civil, 46 Utilities and 10 Transport projects submitted.

 

Q1 2017 activity in the Medical and Care Residential Sector

 11

  • Again, the number of projects moving to On-site is on par with Q1 2016, however, the value of these projects - €77 million represents an increase of 83% on Q1 2016. The new €25m Radiation Oncology Centre in Cork represents the bulk of the growth in the sector in Munster, while the €20 million Nursing and Sheltering Housing Campus Development in Galway makes up nearly all of the Connacht total.
  • CIS made an adjustment to the Q1 2016 figures as two nursing home projects totalling €27 million which had started in Q1 2016 have subsequently been postponed and these sites have also been put up for sale.
  • The volume of Granted planning permission in Q1 2017 is down 27%, again with values remaining almost static.
  • The volume of projects submitted for planning in Q1 2017 has fallen from 71 to 51 in the first quarter when compared with the same period last year, however, values have remained static at €125 million.

 

Q1 2017 activity in the Commercial & Retail Sector  

 13

  • In this sector activity has remained static across the three stages being covered. The number of developments commencing On-site remains at 137 as per Q1 2016 and values also remain the same. Dublin continues to be the strong performer in this sector, however, Munster now represents 36% of On-site activity compared to 21% in Q1 2016.
  • The projects of note are the €67 million Frascati Shopping Centre redevelopment which accounts for almost 50% of the Dublin market and could skew the figures somewhat. The €40m Bishops Quay development in Limerick makes up the bulk for the Munster region.
  • Of the 137 projects which went on site in Q1 2017, only 32 were new builds with the remainder represented by major Renovation/Refurbishment, Extension or Change of Use.
  • In terms of plans Granted, it is static at 209 projects, however, once again values are down to €220 million from €513 million on the corresponding period last year. The variance can be attributed to 14 major developments granted permission in Q1 2016.
  • The volume of projects being submitted for planning increase by 8% over Q1 2016, however, the value of these projects in down significantly to €255 million from €786 million in 2016, which can be attributed to for example the €180 million Liffey Valley Extension submitted in Q1 2016 and subsequently refused permission for the carpark element, which has resulted in the entire development being put on hold.

 

Q1 2017 activity in the Education Sector

15

  • Similar to the other sectors the number of commencements to On-site is down marginally – 4%, with values down 39% to €88 million.
  • The sectoral value decrease is mainly due to the Trinity Business School enabling works commenced in Q1 2016 with main construction commencing in Q3 2016.
  • In term of Granted permissions, numbers and values are also down on Q1 2016 – 9% and 51% respectively.
  • The number of projects submitted for planning is down 12% to 114 and values are down significantly to €57 million from €163 million in Q1 2016

 

Q1 2017 activity in the Hotel & Catering Sector

 16

  • The Hotel & Catering sector, which includes Student Accommodation projects continues to perform strongly with an increase in the value of projects on-site of over 70% to over €230 million.
  • Over €150m of this total is represented by student accommodation where more bed spaces (2,867) began construction in Q1 2017 than the total number of bed units (2,391) constructed for the whole of 2016.
  • The number of plans granted and values increased by 3% and 12% respectively when compared with the same period last year.
  • A 146 projects have been submitted for planning in Q1 2017, up from 105 in Q1 2016. All regions have experienced an increase in the number of projects in the quarter compared to the same period last year.

 

Q1 2017 activity in the Community and Sports Sector

18

  • The value of Community and Sport projects moving to On-site in Q1 2017 increased to over €80m from €28 million last year, but most of this value can be attributed to the Curragh Racecourse redevelopment where enabling works have begun for the €65m project. The actual number of projects involved decreased by 39% to 40 projects.
  • The volume of projects granted permission was relatively static at 102 when compared to Q1 2016, however, the values where down 80%, which can be attributed to the €230 million Centre Parcs development in Q1 of last year.
  • The new Capital Sports Programme has witnessed a surge in planning applications in Q1 2017 when compared with Q1 2016. Over 240 planning applications have been received in the hope that their projects will receive capital funding. The estimate construction value of these projects is €120 million.

Q1 2017 activity in the Agriculture Sector

19

  • The number of projects which have moved to on-site stage has increased by 75% in Q1 2017 compared to the same period last year, albeit from a very low base.
  • The future for the sector is not positive as all regions have experienced a drop in the number and value of projects granted planning. The sector is down 42% in total with the Munster region almost halving in value.
  • The volume of projects submitted for planning is also down significantly to 400 projects from over 650 in the same period last year.

Conclusion

CIS focused on the volumes of projects at each stage and the underlying trends are for each region and sector, as major projects can often skew the results in terms of values and give a misleading picture of what actually activity is on the ground.

While overall activity at the three stages covered – Applications, Granted and Commencements for the first 5 months of 2017 is static on a comparable basis with the same period in 2016, the increases experienced in 2015 and 2016 are maintaining the positive momentum within the industry. Our initial concern is the apparent levelling off of new applications entering the pipeline.

Some of this could be attributed to the underlying concerns regarding the uncertain impact of Brexit, the many challenges which still face our industry in terms of infrastructure, funding, manpower, etc. which is creating uncertainty over investment decisions and barriers for doing business for the construction industry.

Top 10 Northern Ireland Construction Projects in May

Below are the Top 10 most viewed construction projects in the Northern Ireland on the CIS Online database in May 2017. Customers can click on the hyperlinked project ID and access these and unlimited views of other projects on our researched database. CIS FREE users can view up to 10 projects per month. Discover the many benefits and features of our premium service by contacting our team for a free online demo by emailing sales@cisireland.com or call 01 2999 200.

Cq3

 Project ID Project County Current Stage
 771964 £10m - Hotel/Castle Restoration Co. Armagh Contract Awarded
 863336 £27m - Student Accommodation Building  Co. Antrim Contract Awarded
 846712 £8m - 10-Storey Retail and Office Building Co. Antrim On Site
 117722 £17m - 8-Storey Retail and Grade A Office Building Co. Antrim Contract Awarded
 902365 £45m - Office Development Co. Antrim Tender
 837459 £3m - Integrated Primary School Co. Antrim Contract Awarded
 871733 £2.3m - Sports Hall & 3G Sports Pitch Co. Antrim Tender
 757347 £1.6m - Changing Pavilion and 3G Pitch, Phase 4A Co. Antrim On Site
 936169 £2.8m - Housing Development Co. Down Contract Awarded
 936428 Templemore Sports Complex Refurbishment Works Co. Derry Tender

3865 construction projects with a total value of €19.7 billion have been added/updated to our comprehensive dataset in the last 100 days. Gain access to the details of all these projects and more