Derbyshire contractor tops league with two big projects, but it’s business as usual in yearly table

Bowmer & Kirkland and ISG jumped to the top two spots of the contractors’ monthly league for June after they won a total of more than £170m of work last month.

Bowmer & Kirkland owed its number one placing partly to a £45m contract to build a Rolls Royce factory in Raynesway, Derby and a £28m B&Q warehouse in Nottinghamshire. ISG won a £54m deal to restore The Royal Festival Hall in London and a £18.5m contract to build a national tennis centre in Roehampton, south-west London. Despite this, there has been hardly any change in the annual top 30 contractors since last month.

Placings were equally static in the top architects and QSs tables – but in the client chart, the Department of Health has usurped the Ministry of Defence.

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.