Wates leaps up into second spot for October on the back of schools and hospital worke


Kier has topped the tables for October, bagging 68 contracts worth a combined £378m.

Meanwhile, Wates has been buoyed up into second spot on the table including civils by two new-build school contracts it has been awarded by the Education & Skills Funding agency. Located in Ipswich and Bracknell, these are worth a combined £115m.

The firm, which last month lost its chief executive Andrew Davies to rival contractor Carillion, has also picked up a £23m contract to build a new patient facility for Tees, Esk and Wear Valley NHS Foundation in York.

Balfour Beatty and Willmott Dixon are on the next two rungs on the table including civils. 

On the table excluding civils, Willmott Dixon has moved into second spot behind Kier. It won its place on the back of a contract haul worth over £122m. The firm has been appointed to build a new £30m secondary school in Cardiff, as well as a £19.5m hotel in Bristol for Village Urban Resorts Hotel.

The middle of the table for contractors including civils is occupied by Robertson Group, VolkerWessels, Morgan Sindall and Alun Griffths, while Multiplex and Bougyues round it off with one contract each.

Multiplex’s contract is from the University of Glasgow for the construction of its new research hub. Bouygues, has won the contract to build Canterbury Riverside – a mixed-use scheme in the historic cathedral city comprising a new cinema, 189 new homes, and a 484-bed student accommodation block, as well as retail facilities and a canoe house and pontoon.

On the cumulative yearly table, Kier also takes top spot, having won £2.5bn of projects in the year to the end of October.

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