Contractor lands £166m in quarterly survey of contracts won.
Kier has toppled HBG from the top slot in the quarterly league of work won by traditional contract.

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.