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Kier tops league table for first time this year

A huge 30-deal haul has sent Kier to the top of the contractor league table for October – its first triumph since the final month of 2016. 

 Top 10 contractors, October 2017 
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  Contractor No Total (£m)
1 Kier 30 284.1
2 Royal Bam 11 234.7
3 Interserve 15 213.6
4 John Sisk & Sons 4 210.7
5 Ardmore 2 180.0
6 Bowmer & Kirkland 8 176.0
7 Galliford Try 17 172.5
8 Balfour Beatty 9 170.2
9 Sir Robert McAlpine 3 167.7
10 Carillion 3 156.5
  League tables are subject to revision 

Kier finalised contracts with a combined value of £284.1m last month, including a £44m deal to deliver the Northstowe Special Academy in Cambridge, according to construction intelligence provider Glenigan.

The contractor last topped the table in December 2016 and also took second place in March, July and September this year. 

Bam clinched second for October with 11 wins totalling £234.7m, while there was good news for troubled contractor Interserve as it claimed third place with 15 deals at £213.6m – its first podium in the monthly league since November 2014.

Sisk just missed out on the top three despite securing a £190m contract to replace a clinical building at Great Ormond Street Hospital, which represents the fourth phase of the flagship hospital’s redevelopment.

Ardmore was fifth for the period thanks to a £100m deal for two hotels in east London for Union Hotels and Accor, while Sir Robert McAlpine bagged another of the month’s stand-out contracts with its £100m agreement to build 6 Central Square in Cardiff, which has been prelet to HMRC.

 Top 10 contractors, year to Oct 2017 
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  Contractor No Total (£m)
1 Sir Robert McAlpine 34 3,031.0
2 Balfour Beatty 73 2,705.4
3 Morgan Sindall 333 2,685.5
4 Kier 261 2,559.0
5 Laing O’Rourke 30 2,213.2
6 Vinci 63 2,210.6
7 Galliford Try 148 1,934.8
8 Carillion 49 1,627.0
9 Royal Bam 78 1,569.6
10 Willmott Dixon 156 1,372.1
  League tables are subject to revision 

In the annual contractor league Balfour Beatty returned to the top two for the first time since the year to May 2015. 

However, there was still a significant gap to first-placed Sir Robert McAlpine, which headed the table for the third consecutive period.

Laing O’Rourke fell to fifth for the year to October, having been second for the year to September, allowing Kier up to fourth.

Elsewhere Lendlease dropped to 19th from seventh after a large part of its haul fell outside the period covered, while Interserve bounced back to 14th having fallen to 21st.  

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