Sir Robert McAlpine tops August contracts ranking

Aaron Morby 3 weeks ago

Final sign-off on the new Museum of London and Tollworth mental hospital projects catapulted Sir Robert McAlpine to the top of the August contracts league rankings.

Museum of London project contract formally awarded
Museum of London project contract formally awarded

BAM ranked second with a brace of contract wins in Scotland each worth around £80m. These included the South and West Fife High School and Kinardochy substation for SSEN Transmission in Perthshire.

Top 10 contractors by work confirmed in August

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According to data compiled by Barbour ABI, the total orders collected by the top 50 firms in August slid by £400m to £3.4bn, with 129 jobs secured, just over 13% down on July’s total.

In the rolling 12-month league rankings, Mace held top ranking for a second month, with Bouygue remaining in second place and ISG rising to third place after securing a £150m order for a subsea cabling factory for client XLCC in Hunterston, Ayrshire.

New subsea cable factory near the former nuclear power station site Hunterston


Top 5 contractors by work won in the year to August

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Among the other big wins in August, Lendlease was appointed by Gateshead Council’s development partner Ask:PATRIZIA to deliver the £150m Sage International Conference Centre at Gateshead Quays.

The conference complex is the first phase of the delayed £350m+ Sage development, which will also include an arena and new hotel.

London’s Hackney Council picked Ardmore to deliver the final phase of its Britannia residential-led regeneration scheme next to Shoreditch Park.

The £154m design and build contract will see Ardmore deliver 371 mixed-tenure units within four residential buildings of up to 25 storeys.

New blocks of flats follow earlier leisure centre and school projects delivered by Morgan Sindall

West Suffolk Council finalised terms with Morgan Sindall for its nationally ground-breaking Western Way development in Bury St Edmunds.

The £140m facility will bring together a new leisure centre with an integrated health and social care hub, delivered at no cost to local tax payers.

Western Way public services building project will meet the ambition of being as far as possible ‘off the grid’

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