Spending Review: List of major projects given the green light

List of projects across the country given the go-ahead in the Spending Review document

North West

  • Mersey Gateway Bridge – new suspension bridge over the River Mersey between Widnes and Runcorn
  • West Cumberland hospital redevelopment
  • Royal Oldham hospital redevelopment and Typhoon fast jet construction

West Midlands

  • HS2 – new high speed rail link from London to Birmingham, and then to both Manchester and Leeds
  • Midland Metro – route extension and capacity increase
  • Birmingham New Street – station upgrade

South West

  • Weymouth 2012 package – an integrated transport package to be delivered in time for the Olympics
  • Poole Bridge – new bridge providing link to key development sites

South East

  • A23 – improvements to the A23 Trunk Road between Handcross and Warninglid
  • Diamond Synchrotron – Phase 3 development of the national science research facility
  • Surrey – St Helier hospital redevelopment


  • Crossrail
  • Transport for London – continued funding for the London Underground upgrade programme which will increase capacity by 30%
  • UK Centre for Medical Research and Innovation
  • M25 – widening from junctions 16 to 25, and 27 to 30

North East

  • East Coast – improvements to the East Coast Main Line
  • Nexus – £500m refurbish and upgrade the Tyne & Wear metro

Yorkshire & the Humber

  • Leeds Station – new southern entrance to improve access
  • Yorkshire – northern urban centres rail capacity improvements

East Midlands

  • A46 – improvements between Newark and Widmerpool
  • M1/M6 viaduct – replacment of failing Catthorpe
  • viaduct carrying the M6 over the M1 at Junction 19

East of England

  • A11 – upgrading the remaining section to provide a continuous dual carriageway link between Norwich & the M11

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