SISK is set to take centre stage for the £20 million revamp of Wembley Arena in north London.
Galliford Try and Costain also auditioned for the part with developer Quintain but Sisk has been favourite to steal the limelight after bagging the enabling works package in the spring.
Work on the arena, which is close to the Wembley stadium redevelopment, has been delayed because of difficulties in agreeing planning conditions but sources close to the deal are hopeful construction will begin early next year.
The revamp will rotate the interior of the arena 180 degrees, moving the main stage to the other end of the building.
One insider said: 'Nothing has been decided for definite yet but Quintain has indicated that Sisk will be getting more than the enabling works contract.Put it this way, they're not talking to anybody else.'
The Arena contract is part of a 22 ha redevelopment of Wembley area that will include around 3,700 new homes.
Laing O'Rourke is working on the infrastructure works for the site, which includes demolition work for a residential development on the site of a former bingo hall.
Taylor Woodrow and InteriorExterior have also been linked with the redevelopment.