Refurbishment deal puts contractor £120m ahead of Laing O’Rourke while BDP tops architects league
As if by magic, Amec came from nowhere to top the contractors league for April.

It was not magic, of course – rather a £460m refurbishment contract in Strathclyde for the Ministry of Defence. The win moved Amec eight places up the annual table to fourth, hot on the heels of Sir Robert McAlpine, but some way behind Bovis Lend Lease and Laing O’Rourke.

And it was guns before doctors on the clients league: the contract cemented the ministry’s place as the country’s top client, putting it £460m ahead the Department of Health.

The architects league had a bit of a shake-up, with Building Design Partnership usurping Benoy at the top and Will Alsop entering the chart at number five after three chunky contract wins.

  • 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.