The contractor picked up 29 contracts totalling £166m in the three months to March 1999, including a £50m redevelopment of the 11-storey Northcliffe House in the City of London for Hillstone Midtown.
Total work let through traditional contracts in the first quarter increased 10% to £904m compared with the previous three months. Work in the management contracts league sank to £289m, down 78% on the fourth-quarter figure of £1.3bn, which was boosted by Bovis’ £350m White City shopping-centre contract.
Bovis again topped the management contracts league, winning five projects worth £128m in the first three months of this year, including an £88m mixed-use development called “The Orangery” in the centre of Solihull for Lend Lease.
Total work let in the design-and-build sector was £325m, up 10% from £296m in the fourth quarter of 1998.