Contractor takes total of next seven rivals combined with awards from Dalian Wanda and Great Portland

Multiplex led both contractor tables for the first month of 2017 after bagging two contracts worth a combined £918m ­– more than the sum total of the next seven contractors on the overall top 10 for the month.

The bulk of its January haul came from Chinese developer Dalian Wanda’s One Nine Elms south London luxury twin towers, with the remainder made up of Great Portland Estates’ Oxford House commercial mixed-use development, on the capital’s Oxford Street.

McLaren was second, with two contracts worth a combined £175m, both involving schools and residential build in the neighbouring London boroughs of Islington and Hackney.

Carillion made third place with a £90m contract for Moda Living in Manchester and civils work adding a further £49m.

A £135m contract for Dover Harbour Board’s Western Docks accounted for almost all of VokerWessels UK’s £138m January awards, which secured it fourth place.

A total of 23 contracts worth £136m saw Willmott Dixon take fifth place overall – and third without civils. One large job was the mixed-use regeneration of a Westminster City Council housing block.

Laing O’Rourke secured sixth place overall, and fourth without civils, with wins including £110m for OMA’s The Factory Manchester arts venue.

With 29 contract wins, Vinci Construction took seventh place overall. Kier topped both tables in November and December, but slipped to eighth place overall, or fifth without civils, after netting £100m in wins.

Interserve and Morgan Sindall complete the rest of the table, with contract tallies worth £98m and £95m respectively.

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