But Persimmon Homes rode to the league table’s rescue, bagging a £700 million order from Haford Care Association for the construction of a new housing development on the Barry Waterfront in South Glamorgan, thereby claiming the top spot on the league table for the first time.
In a distant second was Lend Lease which finally go the green light on the long-awaited construction of a new UK headquarters for US tech giant, Google. That contract is valued at £350 million.
In third place – also achieving a recent high – is Clugston Construction which bagged a pair of contracts with a combined value of £254.4 million. The largest of these – valued at £252 million - is for the construction of a new energy recovery plant at Avonmouth for Viridor Waste Management.
In a year that has been categorised by the rise and rise of the housing sector, Galliford Try swept to fourth spot with an eight contract haul with a combined value of £214.9 million. The largest of these was a £128 million contract award for the construction of 468 new dwellings at Great Eastern Quays in London.
As has become the norm, Morgan Sindall Group once again bagged the highest number of contract awards with 13 contracts contributing to a £161.7 million monthly total.
The number of tenders on the BCLive radar screen remains depressed and is currently a third down on the same period last year. And there is a serious danger that this situation will continue for the foreseeable future as the country hunkers down for another General Election. That situation might run even longer as the cabinet reshuffle that will likely follow the election result might drag into Parliament’s summer recess. It could easily be the fourth quarter before any sign of certainty returns.
Quick review of BCLive table for April 2017
- 279 no companies were detailed as winning new construction orders during April 2017
- 492 no new construction orders are detailed on BCLive
- Persimmon Homes secure overall top spot with £702.8M of new work
- New orders in £1M to £5M category, ISG came out on top & in the £1M and under category T&B (Contractors) Ltd from St Albans were the winners
- Morgan Sindall Group plc secured the most number of new construction orders in the month with 13no