The quartet of schemes worth more than £700m capped a strong month for Mace. In London, the new orders included what has been billed as the capital’s greenest office tower at London Bridge for Dutch developer Edge and a 430,000 sq ft scheme to transform Blackfriars Crown Court in a project that will create the UK’s first rooftop urban forest.
In Cambridge, Mace also picked up an office project for AstraZeneca, while in Plymouth, the firm’s strategic alliance with Willmott Dixon for NHS work secured its first project – a £126m urgent and emergency care centre at Derriford Hospital.
Top 10 contractors ranked by value of new orders taken in October
According to data compiled by Barbour ABI, Kier retained its position as most successful contractor for total value of work won in the last 12 months.
Kier’s tally is valued at around £3.3bn, followed now in second place by Mace with £1.7bn and BAM in third place with £1.6bn worth of work in the 12-months to October.
In total, the leading 100 contractors secured 155 projects in October, worth an estimated £5.2bn.
Among the other big project wins McLaughlin & Harvey had a bumper month with major projects at the London Gateway port, including a £350m job to build a fourth berth for operator DP World.
ISG secured a major data centre project in Berkshire at the former Akzo Nobel site for client Yondr and Bam clinched a major project for a new a Women and Children’s facility at the Royal Cornwall Hospital in Truro.