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Kier tops contract league for third time this year

A 26-deal haul during July sent Kier top of the monthly contractor league table for the third time in 2018.

 Top 10 contractors, Jul 2018  
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  Contractor No Total (£m)
1 Kier 26 206.1
2 ISG 4 154.7
3 Graham 5 132.0
4 Lendlease 1 120.0
5 Galliford Try 8 112.0
6 Balfour Beatty 5 104.4
7 Morgan Sindall 17 96.9
8 Winvic 4 76.9
9 Vermont 1 75.0
10 Thomas Roy  1 70.0
  League tables are subject to revision 

Kier’s total for the month came to £206.1m, led by an £39m contract for a B&M warehouse in Bedford as well as a £28m project for the Ada Lovelace School in west London, according to construction intelligence provider Glenigan.

First place for July means Kier has topped four of the past eight monthly tables stretching back to December 2017.

ISG clinched second place for the month – its first podium since taking third back in February 2017. Its haul for July was underscored by a £120.7m contract for joint clients, Db Symmetry and Durham Cathedral, to deliver the Symmetry Park development in Darlington.

Third place for the period went to Graham – equalling its highest ever monthly ranking – after the firm secured five medium-sized deals.

Among the eye-catching contracts finalised during July, the £75m phase one of the Erskine St scheme in Liverpool was awarded to developer-contractor Vermont.

 Top 10 contractors, year to Jul 2018 
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  Contractor No Total (£m)
1 Kier  285 3,131.8
2 Balfour Beatty  69 2,593.1
3 Laing O’Rourke 22 2,212.0
4 Galliford Try  121 2,168.1
5 Wates 89 2,111.3
6 Vinci 40 1,785.0
7 Bouygues UK 29 1,783.3
8 Morgan Sindall 222 1,594.6
9 Royal Bam 70 1,330.4
10 Willmott Dixon  120 1,290.4
  League tables are subject to revision 

In the annual table Kier extended its reign at the top to six consecutive periods, enjoying a comfortable gap to the rest of the field despite Balfour Beatty reclaiming second place.

Laing O’Rourke climbed two places to sit third for the year to July – its highest position since the table covering the year to September 2017.

Wates slipped from second to fifth, Morgan Sindall fell from sixth to eighth and Sir Robert McAlpine dropped from ninth to 12th.

Vinci and Bouygues took advantage to grab sixth and seventh in the annual league, while Bam was up three to ninth and ISG’s strong July sent it up four places to 16th.

This article originally stated that McLaren had won the Nickel & Dime West project. Client Allied London has since stated that this contract has not yet been awarded.

Readers' comments (1)

  • Well done to all.

    How much profit, percentage or £ have they made? ANY loss should mean a reduction in placement surely.

    If this were a league of Salespeople it wouldn’t be topped out by ‘Fred(a)’ with £260k this week that has cost us £261k to produce. They’d be out on their ear ! Surely any ‘league table’ should be based on profits or ‘margin’. Profit may be more palatable WITHOUT referring to turn over!

    I know it’s not British to discuss salary, etc. but surely given Carillion effect and Farmer Review highlights re profits not turn over, its time for change?

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