Muslim investors have been urged to pour money into major British construction projects as David Cameron revealed a catalogue of sharia-compliant opportunities.

The Prime Minister said London had been "transformed" by Islamic finance and he wanted other regions - including the so-called Northern Powerhouse - to also be targets for investors.

UK Trade and Investment has produced a "pitch book" containing details of 18 projects which comply with the strict conditions of Islamic law.

A total of £17 billion of projects are included in the document, with schemes including a transport upgrade project in Leeds, the regeneration of Slough town centre and housing developments in Manchester.

At a lavish reception in Kuala Lumpur, close to the Petronas Towers skyscrapers, Mr Cameron set out his vision of making the UK a centre for Islamic finance.

Mr Cameron said: "From the Shard to the Chelsea Barracks, our capital city has been transformed by Islamic finance deals.

"But I want to see the benefits of Islamic finance reach far beyond that. So we have put together a sharia-compliant pitch book of 18 shovel-ready regeneration projects ready for you to consider."

He offered to bring some investors to the UK "so that you can see these opportunities for yourself".