Bouygues tops contracts league with hospital win

Aaron Morby 1 year ago
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Bouygues jumped to the top of the February ranking for orders secured with the signing of a £300m contract to deliver the Oriel hospital project to replace the famous Moorfields eye hospital in London.

Demolition of six buildings currently on the Oriel Kings Cross site has just got underway and construction of the 10-storey, 47,000 sq m centre will start later in 2023.

The win also edged Bouygues into third place on the rolling 12-month league rankings behind Balfour Beatty in second and Kier holding pole position for the eighth month in a row.

According to data compiled by Barbour ABI, the top 50 firms secured 233 jobs, estimated to be worth nearly £3.3bn, in February.

Among the bigger project wins last month VolkerWessels secured the £188m job to bring 5.5km of disused rail line between Portishead and Bristol Temple Meads back into use.

Also in the rail sector, Morgan Sindall secured the Covid-delayed project to build a major new train maintenance depot for the Docklands Light Railway in East London with an £88m bid.

Maintenance and stabling facilities are being extended to handle a new fleet of DLR trains

Also in London, Mace secured the £150m 1 Liverpool Street over-station office scheme for Aviva and Sir Robert McAlpine took the £120m retrofit of the iconic Barkers of Kensington department store.

Plan for iconic 570,000 sq ft Barkers building involves a large redevelopment of the interior spaces

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