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Laing O'Rourke tops August contract wins table thanks to Tideway deals

Thames Tideway Tunnel deals ensured Laing O’Rourke topped the contractor table for August and soared to the summit of the annual league.

The contractor is part of a joint venture with Ferrovial Agroman UK that won the £4.2bn project’s £746m central contract, which was officially signed last month having been first revealed by Construction News in February.

Their share of this deal not only put Laing O’Rourke top for the month but helped Ferrovial to second spot, according to construction intelligence provider Glenigan.

The remaining Tideway contracts confirmed in August were responsible for much of the top 10, with the east works package going to a £605m Vinci / Costain / Bachy Soletanche JV and giving these firms fifth and joint-sixth place respectively.

The £416m western section of the scheme was awarded to a Morgan Sindall / Bam / Balfour Beatty consortium, these contractors taking third, fourth and eighth for the month.

In the table covering the 12 months to August, Laing O’Rourke leapfrogged Kier to claim first place, having secured significantly fewer contracts by number.

Royal Bam was an even bigger winner, rocketing five places to take third and push Balfour Beatty down to fourth.

Galliford Try also recorded impressive gains, moving up from 10th to fifth.

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