Kier beats Balfour Beatty to top spot for all work in 2017

Contractor also tops tables for December work, with Bowmer & Kirkland in second place for the month


Kier claimed the most work of any contractor in 2017, landing more than £2.6bn of projects over the 12-month period. The firm scored 602 jobs last year, beating Balfour Beatty into second place, which won 332 contracts worth a touch over £2.1bn, while One Blackfriars tower builder Multiplex took third spot, claiming nine contracts worth £1.7bn. Morgan Sindall, Willmott Dixon and Wates filled the next three spots, landing £1.5bn, £1.4bn and £1.1bn worth of work respectively. The top 10 was rounded out by VolkerWessels UK, Galliford Try, Skanska and Bowmer & Kirkland.

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The Index shows construction contract awards based on Barbour ABI research. It is adjusted for seasonal variation and includes monthly deflators to allow for price changes. The Index is benchmarked against the value of 100 in January 2010.

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