Wates’ £376m-worth of contract wins includes a £200m housing deal with Birmingham City council
Wates has surged to the top of the contractor new work tables after landing a number of big wins during December.
The contractor bagged three big housing contracts throughout the month, which included a £200m deal with Birmingham City council to provide affordable housing and maintenance.
Wates also won deals worth £47m and £33m respectively to provide affordable housing and maintenance for Accent in the North-west and North-east, as part of a 20-contract haul worth £376m.
Wates was closely followed by Kier, which moved up to second in the table from third the previous month after landing a larger number of deals in housing and the public sector.
The firm racked up 50 contract wins in December, worth £375m, of which £123m came from housing and £162m from the public sector.
The top two firms are both over £200m ahead of Vinci, who surged from outside the top 10 to grab third in the table after winning deals including a £79m manufacturing facility for carmaker Jaguar.
The French firm also won a £45m contract with Highways England to upgrade capacity on the motorway network around Droitwich in Worcestershire, in a month which saw it win 24 contracts worth £136m.
Winvic took fourth after landing seven big deals worth a total of just over £123m, all in the industrial sector.
Sir Robert McAlpine rounded out the top five, having placed seventh the previous month, after winning three contracts worth a combined £123m.
The contractor picked up two large contracts in the commercial sector, as well as a £35m deal in the industrial sector to build a paint facility for aerospace company BAE Systems.
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