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Carillion tops June’s Contracts League

10 Jul 13 Carillion won more UK construction work in June than any other contractor, placing it top of the BCLive Contracts League for the month.

BAM was narrowly beaten into second place in the league, which is produced by Builders’ Conference and published in the July issue of The Construction Index magazine.

The league counts only those contracts formally signed during the month, not selection as preferred bidder.

Carillion’s contract from Royal Liverpool & Broad Green NHS Trust, valued at £429m in total, accounted for the bulk of its £449m-worth of contract wins.

BAM took second place with 16 contracts worth a total value of £424m. The largest is the £300m contract to build Google’s London headquarters in King’s Cross.

In third place was Balfour Beatty, with 10 contracts totalling £280.4m. The biggest of these is a £120m contract from Essex County Council for a waste treatment facility in Basildon.

Interserve took fourth position with five contracts worth £209.3m. 

These top four accounted for nearly half of all the work won in June.

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While May saw the total value of contract awards break through the £3bn barrier (£3.36bn), June’s total fell back to £2.8bn.

For the year-to-date, Morgan Sindall remains top of the pile, with £1,839m of new work won in the past 12 months.

Carillion now moves into second place, with £1,667m of orders. But while Morgan Sindall’s workload comes from 151 contracts, Carillion’s comes from just 14, suggesting a higher-risk, higher-reward approach to business.

In third place in the year-to-date table is Vinci Construction on £1,614m.  Laing O’Rourke, BAM and Balfour Beatty follow on, all with more than £1bn of work booked since July 2012.

The full Contracts League tables, together with analysis, can be seen in the July issue of The Construction Index magazine. Purchase your own annual subscription for just £35 at

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