Morgan Sindall takes top league spot with Kent manufacturing hub

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Morgan Sindall has been propelled to the acme of the contractors’ league array for March by a £75m woody to make a manufacturing hub successful confederate England.

The 60,000 quadrate ft facility, which is being developed astatine Kent Science Hub successful Sittingbourne, volition enactment cannabis-based medicines developed by Irish pharmaceutical elephantine Jazz Pharmaceuticals.

Morgan Sindall shored up its presumption atop the league with a £67m student-housing improvement task successful Oxford, according to information gathered by operation quality supplier Glenigan. Clive Booth Student Village is being redeveloped for Oxford Brookes University and volition adhd up to 600 places to the accommodation site.

In total, Morgan Sindall signed connected the dotted enactment 36 times successful March, for enactment worthy a full of £299.7m. The past clip much contracts were signed by the number-one performer successful the league was successful August, erstwhile Morgan Sindall past took the golden medal.

Top 10 contractors, March 2022 Rank Contractor No Total (£m) 1 Morgan Sindall 36 299.7 2 Skanska UK 1 235 3 Kier 17 207.2 4 Galliford Try 8 194.7 5 Robertson 5 185.8 6 Willmott Dixon 20 183.8 7 VolkerWessels 12 182.2 8 Sir Robert McAlpine 3 162.6 9 ISG 7 153.6 10 Countryside 2 147 League tables are taxable to revision

Skanska moved backmost into the limelight successful 2nd spot – its champion show since it topped the league a twelvemonth ago, successful March 2021. Its lasting owed everything to a £235m bureau and retail strategy successful London – the 2nd clip successful a enactment that 1 declaration has been capable to propulsion a institution into 2nd place.

The “ultra-sustainable” scheme, measuring 470,000 quadrate feet crossed 16 storeys, is being developed for Welput, a specializer cardinal London bureau money managed by capitalist BentallGreenOak. Known arsenic 105 Victoria Street, it is being developed utilizing modern methods of operation with a people of achieving BREEAM outstanding certification.

In 4th spot is Galliford Try, connected the backmost of a £100m play edifice it is processing adjacent Dundee, according to Glenigan. The improvement task volition besides see a caller hotel, spa and lodges, arsenic good arsenic 160 homes. The section assembly gave the task the greenish airy astatine the opening of March, and the 180-hole people is acceptable to unfastened successful 2024.

Robertson, meanwhile, roared backmost into the apical 10 with a £150m woody to make signifier 1 of the Atlantic Wharf Arena successful Cardiff. The 15,000-capacity arena is acceptable to bring much than £100m into the Welsh capital’s system erstwhile it opens to the nationalist astatine the extremity of 2024. Robertson's spot successful the league comes aft a five-month hiatus, stretching backmost to September.

VolkerWessels besides returned to the apical 10 aft a five-month break, acknowledgment partially to a £93.4m declaration to fortify the Tame Valley Viaduct successful the West Midlands, according to Glenigan. The authorities announced precocious past twelvemonth that the bridge, which carries 80,000 vehicles per day, had shown important signs of deterioration and teardrop successful caller years.

Morgan Sindall’s lasting atop the monthly league boosted its already ascendant presumption successful the yearly league. Now occupying the apical spot for the eleventh period successful a row, it has amassed 360 contracts worthy £2.72bn successful total, and is sitting beauteous with adjacent to £1bn separating it from its nearest competitor.

Top 10 contractors, twelvemonth to March 2022 Contractor No Total (£m) Morgan Sindall 360 2,719.6 Kier 199 1,747.6 ISG 77 1,568.5 Laing O'Rourke 15 1,454.7 Wates 45 1,424.8 Royal Bam 56 1,372.2 Mace 18 1,333.4 Sir Robert McAlpine 27 1,032.3 Willmott Dixon 124 1,029.8 Galliford Try 101 989.8 League tables are taxable to revision

But the conflict for 2nd spot continues, with Kier jumping supra Royal Bam, arsenic the Dutch-owned institution slipped to sixth. Kier signed disconnected connected 199 contracts successful the past year, worthy £1.75bn.

ISG jumped to 3rd with a full declaration worth of £1.57bn. It is the archetypal clip that Morgan Sindall, Kier and Royal Bam did not collectively marque up the apical 3 successful much than a year. Laing O’Rourke and Wates moved up a spot each, into 4th and 5th respectively.

Galliford Try, meanwhile, jumped 3 places to sneak successful astatine 10th, acknowledgment to the bumper 101 contracts it secured implicit the past 12 months.

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