Laing O'Rourke Top Contractor League Table
Posted on: 20/03/2015

Laing O’Rourke has jumped to the top of the contractors’ league table for February after they won the bid for the Westgate Shopping Centre development in Oxford (pictured), worth an estimated £440m.

The contractor will provide the construction side of the 30-month long project, delivering a three-storey 800,000ft2 leisure centre. The centre will offer space for retail, car parks and up to 61 new homes to the Oxford area. Work on the project began in February and its expected completion has been targeted as late 2017.

Others appearing in the top league include Balfour Beatty who, after securing contract wins of a combined worth of £397m, earned themselves second position in the table. This includes a £265m construction programme awarded by Thames Water in addition to a £40.1m deal with Southern Scottish Energy regarding a transmission and connection programme in Scotland.

Skanska ensured a £330m deal for AstraZeneca’s new biomedical campus in Cambridge, which encouraged a third position within the league table. This pushed Kier down to fourth place from first, despite them having won 44 projects worth over £248m- showing the success of the entire industry this year.

The table shows just how busy the industry has been for contract wins this month. The worth for contracts won by only the top ten contractors totalled £2.3bn for February; this is 35% higher than January.

This is an exciting time for all involved in the building services sector, with contract wins on the increase and many big projects already well underway there will be many opportunities arising for individuals currently seeking work.

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