The private builder leapt over BAM, Morgan Sindall, ISG and Winvic, which had been fighting it out for the top position for several months.
It capped a year of big contract wins for many of the major players as order books rebounded from the slump in 2020 caused by the initial impact of Covid and Brexit uncertainty.
The top 100 firms netted a £39bn haul of work – up a third up on 2020’s dismal total – restoring order books to 2019 levels.
Many of the key orders came from the resurgent shed and industrial sector, a spate of film studio complexes, topped up with major entertainment and sports venue work.
The top 10 firms saw their share of total new orders secured by the 100 leading contractors stabilise at last year’s level of 36%, according to data collected by information specialist Barbour ABI.
Interactive contracts league
This new service will allow you to generate custom-made tables that can rank contractors by type of work secured and over different time periods.
Here’s how to create your own league tables:
Simply click the Select Your Criteria bar to choose whether to generate a client or contractor league table. Then decide whether to select for all work secured or specific sectors. Now click the Hide Item bars above your selections and your customised league will be revealed.
You are then able to fine-tune the rankings further by selecting time frames of one month, three months or 12 months. You can also generate a Top 10, 50 or 100 rankings.
And, of course, like the rest of our data page it’s all completely free for readers.
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