The value of new housing work in the North West increased by £386m in the three months to August
The North-west has seen construction boom over the last year, according to new figures.
According to the Office of National Statistics, total construction output across the region is up 15% to more than £4.6bn in the three months to August compared to the same period last year.
Overall construction output in Great Britain for the period was up 1.5% compared to the same period last year meaning the regions’s increase was 10 times the national average.
The value of new housing work in the North-west increased by £386m in the three months to August compared to the same period the year before.
One of the schemes underway in the region is developer Bruntwood's mixed-use project in Manchester Circle Square (pictured). Sisk has been appointed to deliver the first phase of the commercial development at Circle Square as well as the £140m Circle Square Affinity residential development.
Output for new infrastructure projects has also risen during this period.
Northern Powerhouse minister Jake Berry said: "It’s wonderful to see how the Northern Powerhouse is driving investment in the North West and helping grow the construction industry to the tune of over £600 million.
"Anyone visiting the North-west can see the huge number of construction projects underway and these figures show just how valuable they are.
"This construction boom is helping build new homes, new infrastructure and a stronger economy in the region."
The output in the construction industry figures were released by the Office of National Statistics earlier this week.