Wates crowned 2021 contracts league champion

Aaron Morby 2 weeks ago
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A £220m contract for the Nissan car battery gigafactory in Sunderland jumpstarted Wates up the contracts league rankings to take pole position for the greatest tally of orders in 2021.

The private builder leapt over BAM, Morgan Sindall, ISG and Winvic, which had been fighting it out for the top position for several months.

Top 10 ranking by work secured
2021 2020
Wates £1.83bn Kier £1.39bn
Royal BAM £1.72bn Royal BAM £1.36bn
Winvic £1.69bn Balfour Beatty £1.35bn
Morgan Sindall £1.53bn Morgan Sindall £1.13bn
ISG £1.42bn Costain £1.11bn
GRAHAM Construction £1.35bn Winvic £940m
Kier £1.33m Bowmer & Kirkland £896m
Bowmer & Kirkland £1.19m ISG £882m
Willmott Dixon £1.15bn Wilmott Dixon £796m
Vinci £1.05bn Galliford Try £731m

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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.

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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.

Click here to take a look.

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