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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

London | North East | North West | Yorkshire | Midlands | East Anglia | South East | South West | Scotland | Wales | Northern Ireland

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

Source: Glenigan

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