Australian contractor's White City retail project propels it to top spot for July and second place in yearly chart.
The Aussies have done us again. Not only is Antipodean contractor Multiplex rebuilding Wembley Stadium, but its £575m contract to build the Ian Ritchie-designed White City retail scheme in west London has catapulted it to the top of the monthly league table.

The deal also propelled Multiplex from nowhere to second in the annual league, putting it within spitting distance – well, £300m – of Bovis Lend Lease. Is it a coincidence that the UK's two leading contractors have Australian parents?

July marked a return to form for Kier, which slipped from first to 11th last month. A £65m retail scheme at Airport Road West in Belfast has secured it second place.

After months of lording it over the architects' league, Norman Foster was dethroned by Benoy, with six contracts worth £622.3m in all.

  • 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. 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. Residential, civils or overseas contracts are excluded. Student accommodation is included.