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The Top 100 construction companies in the UK won £42 billion-worth of contracts last year.

Glenigan’s construction industry research shows that Morgan Sindall topped the table of the top 100 construction companies in the UK with £3 billion-worth of contract awards. This figure is twice the size of the company’s total compared to last year’s league table.

Morgan Sindall’s awards in 2021 ranged from the £350 million Project Saturn to fit-out 25 Canada Square (Project ID: 21367875) in London, to a £166 million scheme to construct railway stations at Bedlington and Seaton Delaval on the Northumberland line (Project ID: 20291353)

Kier in healthy shape

The top three contractors in the top 100 construction companies in the UK remained in the same positions as last year’s table with Kier in second spot ahead of Royal BAM.

Kier’s 2021 order book of just under £1.8 billion is 18% larger than in last year’s table. The company’s awards in 2021 were bolstered by major health contracts. Awards included an £87 million redevelopment of Musgrove Park Hospital in Taunton (Project ID: 20397012) to an £80 million revamp of Luton and Dunstable Hospital (Project ID: 15289038)

Wham BAM

Royal BAM’s order book leapt by more than a third to £1.7 billion. The group’s order book was boosted by a swathe of major civil projects including big road jobs. These included a £320 million roads scheme on the A27 near Arundel in West Sussex (Project ID: 14429865) and the £240 million Derby Junctions scheme on the A38 (Project ID: 16389133).

Orders rise across the board

Among the top 10 contractors in the top 100 construction companies in the UK, ISG’s order book grew at the largest rate with a rise of 90% on last year’s table to £1.6 billion. Like Morgan Sindall, ISG benefitted from a surge in work in London, but the top 30 construction companies all increased the total value of their contract awards compared to last year’s table.

The Top 100 construction companies in the UK

Position Contractor Number of Projects Value of Projects (£m)
1 Morgan Sindall Group 351 3,084
2 Kier Group 210 1,779
3 Royal BAM 52 1,724
4 ISG 83 1,591
5 Bowmer & Kirkland 61 1,429
6 Wates Group 45 1,339
7 Willmott Dixon 127 1,301
8 VolkerWessels 88 1,097
9 Winvic Group 44 1,083
10 Laing O'Rourke 12 1,070
11 Graham Construction 50 1,033
12 ENGIE 61 1,008
13 Hill Partnerships 24 838
14 VINCI Construction UK 21 811
15 Skanska UK 10 799
16 Galliford Try 94 792
17 Balfour Beatty 43 755
18 John Sisk & Son 12 734
19 McAleer & Rushe 11 727
20 Mclaren Construction Group 17 719
21 Sir Robert McAlpine 19 693
22 Buckingham Group Contracting 29 680
23 Henry Construction Projects 13 679
24 GMI Construction Group 25 630
25 TSL Projects 15 618
26 Costain Group 5 618
27 Mace Limited 15 534
28 JRL Group 8 530
29 HG Construction 14 512
30 Ardmore Group 7 465
31 Multiplex Construction Europe 2 463
32 Robertson Group 65 450
33 CRH 67 377
34 Readie Construction 24 366
35 Ferrovial 4 337
36 Dragados UK 1 286
37 Tilbury Douglas 70 281
38 Midas Group 43 281
39 IHP Integrated Health 11 266
40 Siemens 6 259
41 Hitachi Zosen Inova 2 259
42 Caddick Group 24 250
43 Glencar Construction 27 246
44 J J Rhatigan & Company 5 240
45 McLaughlin & Harvey 24 237
46 Serco 1 217
47 SDC 18 213
48 R G Carter 31 212
49 Bouygues UK 13 210
50 BCEGI Construction (UK) 1 202
51 Geothermal Engineering 1 200
52 Gilbert Ash 9 177
53 RG Group 8 176
54 Knight Harwood 12 169
55 CCG (Scotland) 17 162
56 Benniman 16 161
57 G W Highways 1 160
58 C J O'shea Group 3 155
59 Farrans Construction 8 150
60 Tolent 24 147
61 Anesco 2 140
62 Ian Williams 6 140
63 Mott Macdonald Group 8 139
64 Seddon Group 18 136
65 Clegg Group 13 135
66 Bennett Construction 4 131
67 JSSH 13 131
68 Domis Construction 3 122
69 BW Interiors 25 122
70 Bom Group 1 120
71 One Group Construction 22 119
72 Esh Group 29 119
73 Vision Homes 2 115
74 Team Van Oord 4 113
75 PMC Construction & Development 6 112
76 Neilcott Construction 15 111
77 Beck Interiors 3 110
78 Beard 27 107
79 Barhale 5 106
80 Jarvis 7 106
81 Merit Holdings 3 105
82 ARJ Construction 7 103
83 Stainforth Construction 18 98
84 8Build 27 98
85 Claritas Group 8 97
86 Durkan Holdings 9 94
87 Collins Construction Projects 10 93
88 P P O'Connor 8 89
89 Ashcroft Services 2 88
90 Parkway MK 10 86
91 RJ McLeod (Contractors) 8 85
92 C.Wynne & Sons 15 85
93 LCB Construction 4 84
94 Clark Contracts 22 83
95 Osborne 10 83
96 Henry Boot 6 82
97 Murphy Group 10 82
98 Trac Structural 1 80
99 Cornerstone Construction 1 80
100 Legendre UK 3 80

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