Back to business at Plantworx 2025 – new location, new venue, and new opportunities

In a significant development for the construction equipment and the wider construction industry, Plantworx, an established biennial construction machinery exhibition, owned and delivered by the CEA (Construction Equipment Association), announces 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.

While we can’t guarantee the weather, 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.
  
This approach not only enhances the overall experience for attendees by offering them a closer look at how the equipment performs in real situations but also gives exhibitors a valuable opportunity to demonstrate their products’ effectiveness and efficiency in a controlled yet authentic environment. 
  
As Plantworx gears up for 2025, the event team is also planning new initiatives to improve the exhibition experience further. More news is expected to be released soon—watch this space. These developments reinforce Plantworx’s position as the number one destination in 2025 for innovation and networking within the construction industry. 
  
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, please contact sales.hunt@plantworx.co.uk.
  
This announcement confirms Plantworx’s ongoing commitment to driving progress and facilitating vital connections within the construction industry. It ensures that the 2025 exhibition will be unmissable for professionals seeking to stay at the forefront of construction equipment innovation. 
  
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