University of Glasgow’s £700m Gilmorehill campus extension places firm at top of civils and non-civils leagues

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Multiplex Construction stormed both top 10 contractors’ tables – overall and without civils – for March, comfortably beating competitors with its £700m project for University of Glasgow’s Gilmorehill campus extension.

With five contracts in the past 12 months totalling £1.8bn, the firm is currently ranked third in the cumulative chart for the year, behind Balfour Beatty and Kier.

Multiplex’s nearest rival overall last month was Morgan Sindall, with 54 projects totalling £269.4m, with work spread across housing, public and predominantly commercial activity.

Balfour Beatty came third overall in March, thanks to £224.4m across 26 deals, with Kier placed fourth, with 69 contracts worth £217.8m with a mixture of work led by public, civils, commercial and housing.

Laing O’Rourke’s work on the Llanfrechfa Grange specialist critical care centre for the Aneurin Bevan Health Board earned it £180m, contributing the largest chunk of its overall fifth place-earning £201m. The firm is currently fifth in the cumulative chart, with £1.1bn from 29contracts.

Sixth-placed FM Conway’s highways work for Kensington and Chelsea and Newham councils earned it £147m out of six contracts, while Mace’s £140m housing work helped the firm into seventh position overall and fifth on the without civils list for March.

Skanska placed eighth overall with its £124m-worth of work boosted by a £100m contract to work on an office and retail development at 60 London Wall, in the capital.

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