UK Construction Cost Regional Variations

Release date 1 April 2024


UK Construction Cost Regional Variations

This page contains a schedule indicating a comparative cost of construction in the UK region by region.

The indices given here are provided in good faith as an indicative guide only and should be used with understanding. You should also consider other sources of information. Costmodelling Limited cannot accept any liability for any work produced using these figures. You should always seek professional advice in producing costs for any construction project.

The indices are set at current tender price index 218 (2Q2024 - Year 2000 = 100) and UK national average index 100.

England: North East 92
England: North West 99
England: Yorkshire + Humberside      97
England: West Midlands 96
England: East Midlands 98
England: East of England 104
England: South West 100
England: South East 108
England: Outer London 111
England: Inner London 117
Wales 97
Scotland: Mainland 98
Scotland: Islands 108
Scotland: Shetland Isles 118
Northern Ireland 82
UK average 100

Indicative regional areas are shown on the map, with an associated indicative index given for each region. However, the indices are not absolute. Changing suddenly from one region to another adjacent region will not result in a sudden change in construction index. Any change is likely to be more gradual between the two, and the regions become more blurred. The indices are an indicative general guide only and should be used with understanding.

Building prices can be influenced significantly by local conditions, local market conditions, size and specification. The indices given here are intended only as an indicative guide and should be used with caution as prices outside these ranges can be encountered in meeting local conditions and specific client requirements.

International Construction Cost Comparison

Comparative costs of constructing buildings of various international cities are given in two publications published by Rider Levett Bucknell - "RLB Global Construction Market Intelligence Report", and Turner & Townsend - "International Construction Market Survey".