Designed to provide company intelligence for those working within construction and beyond, we report on the top 50 contractors, architects and clients for the month as well as the last 12 months.
The top contractors in the UK for April 2019
ISG head the top contractors table for April 2019 awards thanks to eight contracts awarded at a total cost of £350 million. A housing led re-generation scheme in Camberley contributed £20 million to the total. ISG were closely followed by Kier Construction in second position, with 16 awards at a total value of £305 million, despite being top of the table for the rolling 12-month period.
The latest edition of the Top 50 League Tables highlights the number of contracts awarded and the total value. This month shows that the combined value of contracts awarded to the top 50 contractors was £3.3 billion and a total of 145 projects.
Other notable contractors’ activity for April were J Murphy & Sons Limited, who finished in third place with two awards this month totalling £230 million. Works for the Trans Pennine Route upgrade for Network Rail contributed £200 million and is expected to commence this quarter. Morgan Sindall were particularly active, being awarded 10 projects at a value of £74 million.
Interestingly, none of the above contractors featured in the top three for the previous month of March 2019. The Mace/Dragados joint venture topped the March table thanks to their contract for the Euston Super Station with a projected value of £1.65 billion. In second and third place sat Multiplex Construction Europe Limited and Vinci Construction with contract award values of £350 million and £230 million respectively.
For the rolling 12-month period from May 2018 to April 2019, Kier Construction sit at the top of the table with a total of 154 awards totalling in excess of £2 billion. Wates Construction experienced a busy period with 46 awards at a value of £1.6 billion and Morgan Sindall were awarded 122 projects totalling just over £1 billion.
The top architects in the UK for April 2019
Hawkins Brown Architects sit in the top spot for the April league tables with 5 awards totalling £467 million. All five projects were for university projects in London and Warwick. TP Bennett took the runners up spot with two awards totalling £201 million. Bond Ryan had a busy month with 4 of their designs being awarded to main contractors in April at a total cost of £77 million
The latest edition of the Top 50 League Tables highlights the number of contracts awarded and the total value. This month shows that the combined value of contracts awarded to the top 50 architects was £2.4 billion and a total of 80 projects.
For the rolling 12-month period from May 2018 to April 2019, the major influence of HS2 saw the top 3 spots for the year occupied by architects all involved in the HS2 Euston Super Station project. AHR, Nicholas Grimshaw and Farrells fill the positions. AHR remained active on other projects with their total of 39 projects awards totalling just under £2 billion. Hawkins Brown were best of the rest for value of works, seeing their involvement in awards totalling £822 million. Harris Partnership were most active with their 49 projects totalling £358 million.
The top construction clients in the UK for April 2019
University College London head the Top Clients table for April awards thanks to the proposed new Dementia Research Centre in Camden. The contract has a value of £250 million. Surrey Heath Borough Council took the runners up spot with their £195 million regeneration of London Road Block in Camberley. Network Rail make up the top 3 clients for April with two awards totalling £203 million. A further link of the Trans Pennine Route was the major project.
The latest edition of the Top 50 League Tables highlights the number of contracts awarded and the total value. This month shows that the combined value of contracts awarded by the top 50 construction clients was £2.6 billion and a total of 80 projects.
Top performers for the last 12 months to March, were RWE Npower Plc whose Triton Knoll Offshore Wind Farm at a cost of £1.8 billion provided most of the total value of contracts. Another renewable company in the shape of Moray Offshore Renewables, took second place thanks to their 950MW Moray Firth Offshore Wind Farm, totalling £1.77 billion. The most active client over the period was the Department of Education, whose 113 awards totalled £922 million. Network Rail awarded 69 projects at a cost of £616 million.