Firm’s £204m contract haul included retail scheme in Flemingate and science centre at Oxfordshire laboratory

Flemingate - Willmott Dixon

Willmott Dixon edged out Wates to top the contractors’ league table last month, bringing in a £204m contract haul.

Willmott Dixon topped both contractors’ league tables, including and excluding civils, with the firm picking up 44 contract wins, including a £32m job to build a new retail scheme in Flemingate for developer Wykeland Group (pictured).

The firm’s projects also included a £21m job to build a science centre at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory in Oxfordshire.

Wates’ £195m contract haul comprised 30 projects, including a £62m job for the Ministry of Justice to build a secure college for young criminals in Leicestershire, as well as a batch of Priority School Building Programme schools in the North-west of England, worth £38m.

Galliford Try was one of the big movers last month, with a rise from 24th spot in the contractors’ league table including civils in May, to fourth, with a £164m haul.

Galliford Try’s wins included a £81m contract with the Midlands Highways Agency for highways improvement works.

Overall the CPA/Barbour ABI construction index hit 133 in June, up from 123 in May - a rise of 8% month-on-month and 12% year-on-year.

The index, compiled by the Construction Products Association (CPA) using data from construction information provider Barbour ABI, measures contract awards and uses a January 2010 base of 100.

Noble Francis, CPA director, said the latest data was “further evidence that the recovery in construction is likely to be sustainable into the medium term”.

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