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Contracts League June 2012: Sir Robert McAlpine on top

10 Jul 12 A bumper month of new contract awards was crowned by Sir Robert McAlpine's £750m deal to redevelop the old Middlesex Hospital site.

Sir Robert McAlpine led the way in the June contracts league table, published in partnership with BC Live, after clinching the £750m contract for the redevelopment of the former Middlesex Hospital site (pictured).

McAlpine saw off competition from Laing O'Rourke to land the Fitzrovia mixed-use scheme from developer Exemplar Properties.

The 570,000 sq ft development features two 11-storey buildings, which will house 292 dwellings, 200,000 sq ft of offices, plus 20,000 sq ft of retail and restaurants.

Demolition firm McGee has already been carrying out enabling works on the three-acre site, and the main building work will start after the Olympics.

Balfour Beatty's biggest deal of the month was a £300m contract to operate, maintain and improve part of the Highways Agency's strategic route network in the northwest, in a 70:30 joint venture with Mott MacDonald.

The Area 10 Asset Support Contract (ASC) runs for five years from November 2012 and covers more than 500km of motorway and trunk roads in Manchester, Cheshire, Merseyside and parts of Lancashire.

Mace picked up a £100m new-build housing scheme at Paddington in west London from developer European Land & Property.

The firm's housing arm Mace Residential will build 159 private and 42 affordable apartments plus ground floor retail units on the Merchant Square development.

It is the third of six residential buildings planned for construction on the site, and is scheduled for completion in summer 2014.

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Mace saw off competition from John Sisk and Sir Robert McAlpine to clinch the deal.

BAM continued its exceptional record in education with £31m-worth of new work in June, including a £7.9m contract to build Plymouth University Technical College on the site of Parkside School, closed since 2008, in Devonport.

The contractor also bagged a £23m mixed-use scheme in Regent Quarter development at King's Cross, central London. Developers Henderson Global Investors and Istithmar P&O Estates appointed BAM for the project which comprises a seven-storey block housing 35 apartments, a six-storey office block, and a five-storey block comprising one retail and three residential units.

Social housing contractor United House won a monster repairs and maintenance deal from Circle Housing Group, worth £50 million a year over 10 years. The contract covers work at properties across London and the southern counties of England.

Morgan Sindall saw off fierce competition from five other contractors to land the £25m redevelopment of the famous Hammersmith Palais music venue in west London, which is being converted into student accommodation.

The Make-designed scheme will feature 418 self contained student residential units, plus leisure space in the basement and ground floor.

Other tenderers were Galliford Try, Vinci, Kier, and Wates.

Skanska was awarded a speculative office scheme from developer Telex SARL. The design and build contract is for a 12-storey office building next to Moorgate station in the City of London.

In the 12-month table, the massive Middlesex Hospital deal means Sir Robert McAlpine takes over top spot, with three other contractors – Vinci, Balfour Beatty, and Morgan Sindall – all having more than £1bn-worth of work in the bag from the past year.

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