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Kier bags 35 deals to win January league

Kier clinched its second successive contractor league triumph in January after securing 35 deals underpinned by healthcare projects.

 Top 10 contractors, January 2018 
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  Contractor No Total (£m)
1 Kier 35 595.1
2 Galliford Try 11 364.4
3 Morgan Sindall 38 295.9
4 Bouygues UK 4 284.0
5 Wates 9 249.4
6 Balfour Beatty  4 237.9
7 NG Bailey 1 230.0
8 Royal Bam 7 185.5
9 Keepmoat 11 121.3
10 Sir Robert McAlpine 2 118.0
  League tables are subject to revision 

The company won £595.1m-worth of contracts in the month, according to construction intelligence provider Glenigan, which ranks contractors by the value of work won in the period.

Kier’s haul was led by a £160m bioscience scheme in Harlow and a £60m inpatient facility at Ashworth Hospital on Merseyside, both for the Department of Health, as well as the £66m Burrell Renaissance building in Glasgow.

The firm’s winning total was nearly twice that of second-placed Galliford Try, which bagged 11 deals in January valued at £364.4m.

These included the £200m upgrade of Derby station for Network Rail, while Galliford’s partnership with Costain will oversee a £165m water treatment scheme in Blackburn & Darwen.

Morgan Sindall took third for the month with a 38 contracts totalling £295.9m, among which is a share of a £244m package of work on the M27’s junctions 4-11 alongside Bam Nuttall.

Fourth in January was Bouygues on £284m spread across four projects, including the £90m conversion of a civic centre for Tower Hamlets Borough Council.

Balfour Beatty and NG Bailey claimed sixth and seventh thanks to their £460m Hinkley Point C services package finally being signed in January, while ISG took another of the period’s stand-out deals with a £70m residential scheme in Birmingham for PGC Capital.

 Top 10 contractors, year to Jan 2018 
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  Contractor No Total (£m)
1 Sir Robert McAlpine 30 3,111.3
2 Kier 271 2,848.8
3 Galliford Try 152 2,544.4
4 Balfour Beatty 73 2,447.2
5 Laing O’Rourke 24 2,362.6
6 Morgan Sindall  315 2,240.8
7 Vinci 54 2,143.9
8 Bouygues UK 37 1,722.4
9 Willmott Dixon  145 1,520.0
10 Royal Bam 85 1,439.2
  League tables are subject to revision  

In the annual contractor table covering the 12 months to January, Kier made inroads on Sir Robert McAlpine but remained second.

Galliford Try climbed from sixth to third off the back of its strong month, while Bouygues rose five places in the 12-month league.

ISG was a notable climber in moving from 19th to 14th, with Interserve going one better to soar six places into 15th.

Readers' comments (1)

  • Turnover, turnover, turnover

    When does the broken record stop and we wake up and CHANGE?

    The article above on the daily email alert was Carillions Parliamentary interviews and their headline £1.25 billion planned loss.

    Why, oh why, are we STILL beholden to league tables that concentrate on size of projects and NOT profits? If we turn over £1.25 billion and make £1 profit we’re top of the table while the SME turning over £500k and making £100k would be doing FAR better.

    By Farmer Review standards, and any other industry model, we should be looking for 20 - 40% profit on turnover TO BE SUSTAINABLE.

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