The contractor romped to the top of the rankings after securing £2.4bn worth of projects over the year, up a third on its performance in 2015, according to contract data collected by Glenigan.
Wates, Willmott Dixon and Mace joined the industry’s top 10 players in 2016, as Bouygues, Vinci and Skanska slid down the rankings based on value of work secured.
The Top 10 saw their share of new orders secured by the 100 most successful contractors slip from around 46% in 2015 to 41% this year, while total work won over 2016 fell 9% compared with 2015.
|Top 10 ranking by value of work won|
|3||Laing O’Rourke||£2.0bn||Laing O’Rourke||£2.2bn|
|4||Royal BAM||£1.8bn||Galliford Try||£2.1bn|
|7||Balfour Beatty||£1.35bn||Morgan Sindall||£1.8bn|
As a consolation Kier, which had been battling it out with Morgan Sindall for top place in the tables in the last half 2016, secured most work in December.
Among the big contract awards for the month, Balfour Beatty signed off the contract with LBS Properties for the 53-storey Madison residential tower in London’s Canary Wharf.
Volker Stevin secured the £135m redevelopment of Dover Harbour and Laing O’Rourke won the £150m contract to build the Sir Henry Royce Institute For Advanced Materials for Manchester University.
Kier bagged a £135m contract for the Innovation Campus for Cardiff University.
Galliford Try picked up a £42m job for 323 flats in Birmingham, as Sir Robert McAlpine secured a £133m job for 995 rental homes in Manchester.
This article is written by www.constructionenquirer.com
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