Australian-owned Bovis Lend Lease is in third place and French-owned Vinci in fifth, ensuring that foreign firms are dominant.
Overseas firms are doing well in the yearly table, too, with Sir Robert McAlpine, in first place, the only UK-owned firm in the top five.
US firm HOK maintained its place at the top of the designers’ league, leaving British firms to rule the clients’ table. J Sainsbury was the country’s top client, followed by the Home Office and the Ministry of Defence.
How the tables workTo 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 contract stage
- be valued at £1m or more
- be in the UK
This information is compiled for Building by Emap Glenigan, which analyses an average of 8500 construction projects each week. Any queries should be emailed to James Lattimer, marketing manager, at email@example.com. For further details, call Emap Glenigan on 01202-432121.