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Laing starts the year on a roll


LAING has soared to the top of the monthly contractors league table after bagging £144 million-worth of work in the first month of 2003.

Laing's January contracts haul included a £99 million police station project in Manchester and a £25 million mixed leisure and retail scheme in Glasgow.

Galliford Try ran in second, ahead of Balfour Beatty, which landed 19 contracts last month that totalled £124 million, including a £15 million schools job in Glasgow.

French outfit Bouygues steamed into fourth place after securing a £112 million hospital deal in Middlesex.

The lack of spending in the rail industry has become evident, as Network Rail, the non-profit making organisation that has replaced Railtrack as the UK's main rail client, no longer features in the annual top 20 of the industry's biggest spending clients.

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