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Kier tops the contractors league table for May

June 2019

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        Designed to provide company intelligence for those working within construction and beyond, we report on the top 50 contractors, architects and clients for the month as well as the last 12 months.

        The top contractors in the UK for May 2019

        Kier are at the top of the contractors’ league table for May 2019, thanks to 12 contracts awarded with a total value of £397 million. Construction of the new HM Prison Wellingborough contributed £253 million, while the Paisley Town Hall regeneration also contributed £22million to the total amount. In joint second place were Hill Partnerships and Ardmore Construction with the total value both at £154 million and considerably fewer contracts awarded each at four and three projects respectively.

        The latest edition of the Top 50 League Tables highlights the number of contracts awarded and the total value. This month shows that the combined value of contracts awarded to the top 50 was £2.6 billion and a total of 141 projects.
        Other notable contractor activity for May came from Galliford Try Construction, who were particularly active, being awarded eight projects at a total cost of £116million boosting them up 12 places from last month, finishing in sixth place for May 2019.

        Kier is the only contractor to again feature in the top three this month – they sat in second place in April, behind ISG, who have now dropped 25 places to finish in twenty sixth position for May.

        Kier’s activity this month has further cemented its top position for a rolling 12-month period with 155 awards totalling £2.27 billion. Wates Construction are experiencing a busy 12-month period with 48 awards at a value just over £1.6 billion and Mace Limited with 22 awards at a value of £1.2 billion excluding their joint venture with Dragados on the Euston Super Station.

        The top architects in the UK for May 2019

        Pick Everard and Bryden Wood sit at the top of the architects table for May awards thanks to their involvement in the £253 million HMP Wellingborough. Asseal Architects are next in the table with their sole award this month totalling £130 million. Stride Treglown had a busy month with 6 of their designs being awarded to main contractors in May at a total cost of £113 million. UMC Architects moved up 35 places on last month with 3 awards totalling almost £70 million.

        The latest edition of the Top 50 League Tables highlights the number of contracts awarded and the total value. This month shows that the combined value of contracts awarded to the top 50 architects was £2.7 billion and a total of 92 projects.

        The top construction clients in the UK for May 2019

        The Ministry of Justice head the top clients table for May awards thanks to the proposed new prison HMP Wellingborough. The contract has a value of £253 million and is underway with a contract duration of two years. The Guinness Partnership took the runners up spot with their £130 million mixed development, Imperial 2, in Bow. The scheme will see flats and retail facilities. The London Borough of Haringey make up the top 3 clients for May awards with their redevelopment of Hornsey Town Hall to provide housing, a hotel and a performance venue. The scheme s expected to cost £100 million and work is expected to commence this month. Network Rail had a busy month awarding 10 projects totalling £64 million.

        The latest edition of the Top 50 League Tables highlights the number of contracts awarded and the total value. This month shows that the combined value of contracts awarded by the top 50 construction clients was £2.3 billion and a total of 95 projects.

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