The latest workload round-up shows which regions are prospering – and which firms are benefiting.
Workload in the East Midlands, North-west and South-east soared in the first quarter of 1999, but Glenigan’s quarterly survey reveals a more mixed picture in other areas of the UK.

A strong performance by Wilson Bowden, which won £71.3m worth of contracts in the East Midlands, saw the region’s workload jump to £125.8 from £29.2m in the previous quarter.

Tarmac took pole position in the North-west with £65m of work, resulting in regional workload rising to £139.8m, up from £63.3m in the last quarter of 1998.

Bowmer & Kirkland topped the South-east league, and, at £218.9m, workload in the region was well up on the previous quarter’s £112.7m.

HBG Construction’s £81.5m worth of work in Scotland topped the national league of work won, but the overall figure for workload in Scotland, £149.4m, was down on the previous quarter’s £184.3m.

The downturn was repeated in the North-east, Yorkshire, Wales, the South-west and London.

How the tables work

To qualify for the tables, projects must:
  • be of precisely calculated or confirmed value
  • have reached the main contract stage
  • be valued at £500 000 or more
  • be in the UK. Residential, civil engineering and overseas projects are excluded. Student accommodation is included.