The largest of these was a £150 million order for the construction and refurbishment of a number of civic buildings across Hertfordshire on behalf of the London Borough of Barnet.
Sir Robert McAlpine came in a close second with a combined £184 million haul that was buoyed by a £100 million order from client Nikal for the construction of 1,000 new apartments across five buildings at Birmingham’s Exchange Square.
Third place went to Galliford Try which bagged a nine contract award haul. The most notable of these was for the construction of a new office block for client Brookgate in Cambridge. That contract alone was valued at £80 million, pushing Galliford Try to a combined monthly total of £180.2 million.
Morgan Sindall leapt into the BCLive top four by doing what it does best; picking up a multitude of smaller contract awards but doing so in volume. The company bagged a total of 17 new contract awards during the month to deliver a £167.5 million accumulated monthly total.
The industry now enters the Christmas silly season and a month shortened by festive holidays and slowed by the usual round of office parties. So there is unlikely to be any last minute rally that will allow a gloomy year to end on anything other than a gloomy note.
And sadly, that gloom looks set to stick around like the hangover and expanded waistline that is part and parcel of the Christmas festivities. In 2015, the BCLive league table identified – on average – 850 new tenders each month. In 2016, that average has plummeted to 650. Projecting forward, that threatens to throw up a very tough start to the New Year.
Graham Construction wins November 2016 overall BCLive trophy for construction new orders with 3 new contracts totalling £192.5M on BCLive league table sponsored by Builder’s Profile
Morgan Sindall pick up the BCLive trophy in the £1M to £5M category trophy for new construction orders and Luddon Construction from Scotland win the trophy in the up to £1M category. All trophies are sponsored by Builder’s Profile.
Congratulations to them all.
Quick review of BCLive table for November 2016
- 295 no companies were detailed as winning new construction orders during November 2016
- 514 no new construction orders are detailed on BCLive
- Graham Construction secure overall top spot with £192.5M of new work and will be picking up November 2016 monthly trophy sponsored by Builder’s Profile
- Morgan Sindall secured the most number of new construction orders in the month with 17no