Mace tops October contracts league with four major wins

Aaron Morby 4 weeks ago

Mace soared to the top of the October contracts league ranking after securing four major projects in a strong month of work wins for the country’s leading contractors.

Mace to start work early next year on London Bridge 28-storey office complex
Mace to start work early next year on London Bridge 28-storey office complex

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

Click here for further rankings

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.

New fourth berth project will lift London Gateway’s port capacity by a third

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.

New Women and Children’s Hospital will replace the existing Princess Alexandra Wing at the Royal Cornwall

Latest news

Materials giant CRH looks to sell contractor Farrans

More than 550 staff set to get new owner
1 day ago

West Yorkshire transport projects delayed to save £270m

Over 30 transport schemes to be placed on hold due to cost inflation budget pressure
7 hours ago

Decision on A1 Costain dualling job delayed for third time

Development consent decision for £260m Northumberland scheme put back a further 9 months
8 hours ago

Colas wins £140m Cheshire highways upkeep deal

Incumbent contractor Ringway will handover to Colas in April
8 hours ago

Skanska to lend staff cash

Contractor links-up with finance firm to offer affordable loans to employees
8 hours ago

Ilke Homes pulls off £100m record-breaking fund raise

Largest-ever capital raise by a UK modular house builder to fund expansion
1 day ago

Construction buyers fear for year ahead

"Construction companies now have a tightrope to walk in terms of being ready for recovery and cautious around investment"
1 day ago

Gove calls for competition probe into house building

Levelling Up and Regeneration Bill 'strengthened' with new measures
1 day ago

Schools get £500m for energy upgrades this winter

Extra cash found for better heating controls, insulation and energy efficient lighting
1 day ago

1,000-home North London scheme approved

Developer Hill will start work in the Spring on South Tottenham site
1 day ago

Bid race for £500m Suffolk construction framework

Construction and building services firms called up for East of England four year deal
1 day ago

Mace employs robot dog to avoid slip and trips in tunnel

Robot working in dark and hazardous conditions under Heathrow Airport
1 day ago

Administrator details confirmed at Southampton M&E firm

Begbies Traynor now in charge at Working Environments as suppliers face large losses
2 days ago

Former Galliard chief takes helm at Inland Homes

New CEO Don O'Sullivan sets out to return south east house builder to profitability
1 day ago

Applicant numbers nosedive for construction vacancies

Recruitment market gets even more competitive - how the Enquirer can help
2 days ago

Industry veteran to head Henry Bros northern arm

Peter Commins, former Kier and Balfour Beatty northern chief, to spearhead growth drive
1 day ago

Housing association shuts in-house modular factories

Swan closes loss-making steel frame and cross-laminate timber factories
2 days ago

350-homes approved around iconic London Tube station

Housing blocks to be built around Grade II-listed Hounslow West Tube station
2 days ago

Domis set for £195m Boddingtons Brewery scheme

Developer Salboy buys Manchester site to kickstart long-awaited 556 homes project
2 days ago

John Lewis £500m funding deal to build 1,000 rental homes

Deal to advance BTR flats at store sites in Bromley, West Ealing and Reading
3 days ago

Esh launches new housing retrofit division

Esh Retrofit Solutions will target market to improve the energy performance of social rented homes
2 days ago

Eric Wright wins tricky £52m Liverpool transformation

Contractor working with engineers at Ridge and Partners on "challenging" Stanley Lock Flight site
5 days ago

Investment giant buys Bristol M&E contractor

RDCP Infrastructure acquires Avon Combined Electrical Services
5 days ago

Demolition start for £50m Farnworth town centre rebuild

Caddick Construction is tipped for main works due to start in the spring
5 days ago

L&G Modular strikes deal to build 1,000 affordable homes

Modular homes business teams up with Hampshire's Vivid housing association
5 days ago

Former Erith operations director joins John F Hunt

Scott Exell named new operations director at demolition specialist John F Hunt
6 days ago

Green light for £135m Leeds twin tower resi scheme

Construction to start in New Year on 500 build-to-rent apartments
6 days ago

Mace hits 1m tonnes carbon saving target for clients

Present work pipeline betters 2026 carbon emission saving target
6 days ago

Plans in for £40m surf park at former Kent colliery

Seahive surf lagoon and health resort will be built near Deal
6 days ago

Crushed demolition worker vows to return to industry

Shannon Brasier hoping to return to construction following horror accident
6 days ago

Contractor services