The Bournemouth scheme will involve building 400 flats, shops and restaurants on the site.
Balfour Beatty scaled the ranking to second place in May after winning a £130m job to build a major lorry park in Kent for Highways England.
According to information specialist Glenigan, Kier remains the most successful contractor judged by the value of work won over the last 12 months.
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Among the other big contract awards last month National Grid has let a £100m gas pipeline contract in Humberside to a joint venture featuring Skanska, A Hak and PORR.
Laing O’Rourke picked up a £76.2m residential project for Imperial College in London and ISG won its biggest deal since being taken over by US investor Cathexis – a £40m library project in Wokingham for the borough council.