Firm’s 37 project wins bring in double the value of work than was won by closest rival Laing O’Rourke for the month


Kier returned to the top spot in the contractors’ league table in January after racking up an impressive £508m contract haul over the month - more than double its nearest rival Laing O’Rourke.

The firm secured the top spot thanks to a winning spree that included 37 contracts recorded by data compiler Barbour ABI.

Kier jumped four places from its December league position. The firm - which also continues to top the cumulative table for value of contract wins over the past 12 months - last topped the monthly table in November.

Below Kier it was all change in the top 10, with seven of the remaining nine places filled by firms that did not feature in December’s league.

Highest ranked among these new entrants was Laing O’Rourke, with a £207m raft of contracts, including a £150m mixed-use development in Southwark for South Central Management, a £33m comprehensive cancer centre for Royal Liverpool Hospital and a £20m refurbishment job at West Cumberland Hospital.

In third place was new entrant Galliford Try, pulling in £169m of work, including the £45m first phase of Royal Edinburgh Hospital for Lothian Health Board and a £36m retirement village in Longbridge for the ExtraCare Charitable Trust.

Bam rose two places to fourth after securing £161m of work, including the £55m office building 3 Pancras Square at Argent’s King’s Cross regeneration scheme, a £37m health sciences building for Coventry University and a £20m reconfiguration job at Bradford Hospital.

Carillion placed fifth with £158m of wins, with seven school jobs worth around £20m a piece and the £17m first residential phase of Helical Bar’s Barts Square development in London.

Barometer January 2015

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