Sunday, September 20, 2009

Education work helps Balfour Beatty top August's CJ50

Balfour Beatty came top of the class in the August CJ50 contracts league, after closing the ВЈ250m Stoke Building Schools for the Future deal.

The contracting giant was chosen, along with Wates and Thomas Vale, for the programme which involves the building and refurbishment of secondary and special schools throughout the city, and includes five brand new academies.

View the August 2009 CJ50 contracts league tableView the 12-month rolling table

Balfour also made a splash in the water sector, taking a ВЈ100m alliance contract from South West Water.

In total, the contractor won 82 deals during August, worth over ВЈ718m.

Bovis Lend Lease finished 2nd on the back of two other BSF deals, secured through its PFI business Catalyst: the ВЈ180m first phase of Birmingham; and the ВЈ55m third phase of East Lancashire.


Education work helps Balfour Beatty top Augusts CJ50


Bovis picked up another education contract from East Lancashire LEP: the ВЈ16m Accrington Academy.

Another BSF contract helped Amey secure third spot. The firm has been appointed to Bradford City Council’s second phase, and will provid the ICT and FM aspects, worth £148m.

Galliford Try checked in to fourth spot, after booking a ВЈ16m contract to extend Heythorp Park Hotel in Oxfordshire. The firm also won a ВЈ60m asset enhancement framework with Network Rail.

Kier finished fifth, winning 21 contracts worth just shy of ВЈ100m.

Sixth-placed Apollo had an excellent month, taking 11 deals totalling ВЈ95m, the pick a ВЈ63m social housing contract with Rykneld Homes in Derbyshire.

Willmott Dixon came in seventh, winning the ВЈ30m Hope Academy from St Helens Council, plus a new civil hall for Guildford Borough Council in Surrey, valued at ВЈ20m.

Laing O’Rourke finished eighth, winning £85m-worth of new work. Its biggest contracts included a £55m faculty building for Bristol University’s bioscience and mathematics departments, and a new student union for Coventry University, worth £24m.

Volker Wessels took ninth spot, winning a £28m clean-up contract at Chesterfield’s Avenue Coking Works, from the East Midlands Development Agency.

Tenth-place Morgan Sindall’s biggest contract of the month was a £20m estate regeneration deal from First Wessex Housing Association in Eastleigh.

Other big contracts signed in August included: Sisk’s £25m deal to rebuild Weston-Super-Mare’s Grand Pier; FM Conway’s £54m infrastucture term maintenance contract with Hammersmith & Fulham Council; and a £16m social housing job for Durkan in Harrow, with Network Housing Group.

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