The BCLive league table for May 2016 compiled data on 374 businesses winning new construction work across almost 700 new contract awards with a combined value of £3.69bn, which is close to the established norm of £4 billion per month.
Laing O’Rourke bagged a total of nine contracts worth a combined £207.7m. Key among these is the £76.2m contract for the construction of accommodation for Imperial College in White City, London.
Taking second place was Galliford Try, which secured the most contract awards in the month with a haul of 19 with a combined value of £202.3m. Student accommodation figured large here too, with a £40m contract to build rooms at Godiva Place in Coventry.
Just two contract wins were enough to give Skanska third place with a £165m haul. Largest of these is a £153m contract for the refurbishment of London’s Waterloo Station for Network Rail.
Balfour Beatty £152.6m haul comes from four contracts, the largest of which is a £130m contract for a lorry park off the M20.
Over the past 12 months, Galliford Try has picked up more work in the UK than any other construction contractor. It is the only company to have signed more than £2bn of new orders in the rolling year.