After a quiet July, Bovis Lend Lease climbs 29 places – and stays well ahead in the annual contractor charts

Bovis Lend Lease was the star contractor in August, rising to first place in the monthly league.

Bovis made it to the top spot after its appointment as main contractor on the delayed £300m hospital project in Manchester.

The 110,000 m2 development also had a big impact on the architects, pushing August newcomer Anshen Dyer into fourth place.

Mowlem came in second in the contractors’ league, rising five places after it won a £50m mixed-use scheme in Strathclyde and a £20m extension to the Chapel shopping mall in Brentwood, Essex.

Business won in August had little effect on the annual contractors’ league, where the top seven retained their positions.

Among the clients, the government and the food retailers once again generated a large proportion of business.

These tables represent schemes within the specified time periods that have moved to main contract stage. They do not represent work currently being carried out by the listed consultants. To qualify, firms must have been identified on two or more projects fitting the following criteria in the past 12 months. Project must: be of precisely calculated or confirmed value; have reached the main contract stage; be valued at £1m or more; be in the UK. Residential, civils or overseas contracts are excluded. Student accommodation is included.