Construction machinery exhibition relocates to Newark

Construction machinery exhibition relocates to Newark

The 6th biennial construction machinery exhibition will be held on 23rd -25th September 2025, at the Newark Showground.

Plantworx, an established biennial construction machinery exhibition, owned and delivered by the CEA (Construction Equipment Association), has announced its return from 23rd to 25th September 2025 at a new location, Newark Showground. The move represents a brand new chapter for the event, filled with opportunities for innovation and collaboration among professionals in the construction sector.  

The need for relocation was prompted by repurposing the previous venue in Peterborough for housing developments, making the move to Newark necessary for Plantworx’s continued success and growth.  

The choice of Newark Showground as the new venue was strategic. Following a comprehensive search for a location that meets the unique needs of this large-scale event, Newark Showground stands out with its excellent infrastructure, including permanent walkways and robust communication facilities, which are essential for conducting business efficiently.  

Simon Frere-Cook, Plantworx Event Director, has emphasised this venue’s adaptability and quality: “As we gear up for Plantworx 2025, our focus has been on building upon the success of the previous events. The thorough selection process led us to Newark, which excels in infrastructure flexibility, accessibility, and the reliability of its outdoor spaces, which are crucial for hosting an event of Plantworx’s scale.

Newark is highly regarded for its grounds’ quality and reliability, ensuring events run smoothly regardless of weather conditions.  

“This new venue promises not only a continuation of the event’s legacy but also an expansion of its impact and reach within the construction industry,” Simon concluded.

Key features of the Newark Showground venue for Plantworx 2025 include 126 acres of versatile indoor and outdoor exhibition space, complimentary car parking for all attendees, a strategic location just off the A1 for easy road access, and convenient transport links—a short five-minute taxi ride from Newark Northgate station.  

Plantworx 2025, marking its 6th show, is anticipated to host over 400 exhibitors, showcasing the very latest in construction machinery, technology, and services. This event promises to be a pivotal platform for revealing the newest advancements that will shape the future of construction.  

Since its inception, Plantworx has set itself apart from other events with its live demonstration areas, allowing exhibitors to showcase their equipment in realistic site conditions. This unique selling point (USP) emphasises the practical, hands-on experience visitors have come to expect, highlighting the industry’s interactive nature.  

Continuing with this tradition, Plantworx 2025 will continue its commitment to live demonstrations, offering exhibitors allocated plots to simulate genuine site conditions where machinery can ‘break ground’. With six 24m x 24m plots dedicated to depth digging and plenty of additional space for above-ground demonstrations on hard standing or grass, the event is set to be the largest working construction exhibition of the year. Importantly, exhibitors have the flexibility to bring in earth and aggregates, ensuring a comprehensive demonstration of their machinery’s capabilities in realistic settings.  

Sales for Plantworx 2025 are set to open in June, with industry professionals encouraged to express their interest early.

For more information or to register your interest, contact  

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