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Skanska reached financial close on the company's largest ever contract win. The £1.2 billion deal for Barts and the London NHS Trust will involve redeveloping Barts Hospital and the Royal London Hospital.

Balfour Beatty also reached financial close on another PFI hospital scheme, this time for the Birmingham NHS trust. The £553 million scheme will be the first general hospital to be built in the city for 70 years.

A Balfour Beatty/Carillion joint venture won the £336 million main works package to build the East London Railway for Transport for London.

French firm Alstom won a £400 million turnkey deal from Centrica to build a power station at Langage in Devon, the UK's first major power plant in five years.

Bovis Lend Lease rang up a £300 million shopping mall in Cardiff. The firm beat off competition from Laing O'Rourke to build the St. David's 2 centre, pictured above, for client St. David's Partnership.

Housing developer Crest Nicholson homed in on a £250 million deal to revamp the Woolston Riverside scheme in Southampton for the South East Development Agency.

Sir Robert McAlpine chalked up a £244 million deal to build a mixed use development in Bristol for a partnership consisting of Land Securities and real estate firm Hammerson, known as the Bristol Alliance.

Bovis Lend Lease clinched a £205 million office block dubbed the 'Walkie Talkie' tower in the City of London from Land Securities. The firm also bagged the £200 million One New Change mixed-use development in the shadow of St Paul's Cathedral in London for the same client.

A Laing O'Rourke/Balfour Beatty JV passed the exam from the Manchester Local Education Authority and was awarded top prize of its £200 million Building Schools for the Future contract.