Six new entrants steal top spots in the contractor league table

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Six new entrants have been catapulted to the top 10 in the contractor league table for October, as four projects rack up £150m

Fluor Limited took the top spot in the contractor league table following the award for the £800m Fawley Refinery upgrade works, and Fileturn Limited came in third place largely thanks to their involvement in the £270m London Hilton, Park Lane development and refurbishment project.

In other notable activity, McLaren Construction was awarded a contract worth £190m for the redevelopment of 101 Cleveland Street in Westminster and Costain Group was awarded the £161m Preston Western New Road connecting the M55 to Preston’s docklands.

The other two new entrants to the top 10 contractor league table included McAleer & Rushe and Wates Construction.

The latest edition of the Top 50 League Tables, published by industry analysts Barbour ABI, highlights the number and value of construction contracts awarded during October. This month shows that the combined value of contracts awarded to the Top 50 was £4.4bn with a total of 182 projects.

The upward trend in activity for these contractors has pushed a few of the larger contractors out of the top 10 and into lower positions including Galliford Try, Vinci Construction and Mace Limited.

Tom Hall, chief economist at Barbour ABI & AMA Research, commented: “October’s Brexit uncertainty failed to dampen contract awards activity, which remained strong, increasing from September.

“The major projects were different from the usual mix, such as the Fawley Refinery upgrade project, giving specialist construction companies an opportunity to break into the Top 50 this month.”

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