Wates Group leaped from 29th to second with six contracts totalling £52.3m. Gleeson Group, in third place, won three contracts worth £44.8m.
The yearly contractors' table remained the same, with Bovis Lend Lease, Sir Robert McAlpine and HBG Construction in the top positions. The same big three stayed on top of the architects and clients tables. The most notable change was Sheppard Robson's climb from 17th to 10th position.
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 faxed to Robert Davis, publishing and research manager, on 01202-417134. For further details, call Emap Glenigan on 01202-432121.