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Kier tops November contracts league

Kier has secured the biggest monthly haul of new orders for the second time in three months after getting its finances back on track.

The firm rose to the top of the November rankings with a haul of 14 jobs totalling over £200m.

This recent run of new work has lifted Kier up through the annualised rankings from around 13th to sixth position in six months.

As the year comes to a close Winvic, ISG and BAM are jostling for pole position at the top next month’s 2021 league.

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According to data collected by information specialist Barbour ABI, Wates took the biggest contract in November, securing a £160m deal for a high containment bioscience laboratory at Public Health England’s science hub in Harlow.

Among the other big awards, Mace was confirmed for developer Landsec’s £140m overhaul of Portland House in Westminster, including a 15 storey extension beside.

Henry Construction is in line for Southampton’s former Bargate shopping centre redevelopment with over 500 homes for developer Tellon Capital. Work on a £132m project next to the city’s medieval walls is set to start in January.

In Scotland, Galliford Try’s Morrison Construction has been teed up to deliver a £100m golf resort, hotel and spa in the in the Dundee and Angus region.

In Maidenhead, J J Rhatigan won the £115m job to deliver the first four of six planned blocks for a 3.5-acre mixed-use scheme set to revitalise Maidenhead town centre. Work has just got underway on The Landing build to rent project.



BAM to start £300m Gateshead arena

Developer Ask:PATRIZIA has instructed BAM Construction to work on the initial preparation works for the Gateshead arena project.

The site between the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, the Sage Gateshead and Gateshead College is being developed on behalf of Gateshead Council and involves some £300m of regeneration investment.

The enabling works package is a significant step forward for developing the arena and conference centre scheme which is expected to create some 2,000 jobs during construction.

Full construction work will begin next Spring.

NewcastleGateshead Quays will feature a world class arena, purpose-built conference and exhibition centre, restaurants, a dual-branded hotel and large areas of outdoor realm and performance space.

It is anticipated the site will attract over 330,000 additional visitors each year and it is due to complete in 2024.