Old hand and newcomer take top two spots in monthly chart – but Bovis Lend Lease hangs on to annual title

Galliford Try and relative unknown Headcrown stormed the contractors’ league for July.

Galliford Try owes its top spot largely to a £125m contract to build the roof on the Wimbledon Centre Court, a job that will not start until 2006. The firm also won two LIFT schemes in London and Liverpool worth a total of £52m.

Headcrown jumped into second place thanks to two whopping contracts to build four office blocks won by its subsidiary JF Finnegan in Sheffield for developer CTP.

Other strong performers in July were Tolent Construction and Mace, whose one contract for British Land for a £100m block in the City put the firm in sixth.

The July newcomers had little effect on the annual contractors league, where the top five retained their positions. The top spots in the architect, quantity surveyor and client lists also remained the same.

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.