Two contracts worth a total of £46m take firm to top of league table as O'Rourke deal is finalised.
laing, on the brink of its sale to O'Rourke, took top spot in March with two contracts worth £46m.

The biggest of these is the £30m office for Northern Rock at Gosforth in Newcastle Upon Tyne.

The May Gurney Group is in second place with a £45m contract to regenerate East Anglian train stations. Shepherd Building Group rounded out the top three with two contracts worth £41m.

Bovis Lend Lease maintained pole position in the yearly league table with 76 contracts totalling £1.16bn. Skanska and HBG swapped places to be second and third respectively.

HOK Sport maintained top spot in the architects' table and J Sainsbury was again top client for the year to the end of March, with 59 projects worth £483.6m.

How the tables work

To qualify for the tables, companies must have been identified on two or more projects fitting the criteria below in the past 12 months. Projects must:
  • be of precisely calculated or confirmed value
  • have reached the main ontract stage
  • be valued at £1m or more
  • be in the UK.
Residential, civil engineering or overseas contracts are excluded. Student accommodation is included.