Construction Enquirer Sign-off of fixed-price deal for Everton stadium takes Laing O’Rourke to pole position

Laing O’Rourke netted first place in the contract awards rankings for April after finally agreeing to a fixed price contract for Everton’s new waterfront stadium.

The main construction contract was signed last month after O’Rourke agreed to lock-in construction costs of the new 52,888-capacity Bramley-Moore Dock stadium.

Kier ranked second for the month mainly off the back of a single contract worth £460m for the A417 missing link highway upgrade between Gloucester and Swindon.

The project will see Kier and its team of Volker Fitzpatrick, Arup, Tony Gee and RPS design and construct 3.4 miles of new dual carriageway.

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According to data compiled by construction information specialist Barbour ABI, Kier’s big road win last month catapulted the firm to the top of the annualised contracts league for work won over the last 12 months pushing Wates into second and BAM into third place.

Hucknall housing scheme

Among the other big contract wins during the month, Vistry Partnerships signed a £150m deal to deliver 805 homes at Top Wighay Farm in Hucknall, Nottinghamshire for the County Council.

The Fairfax build to rent project in Portugal Street

Kent-based RG Group sealed the deal to deliver a 488-home build-to-rent scheme in Manchester’s Piccadilly East neighbourhood for developer Olympian Homes.

Logistics park known as PLP Milton Keynes.

Winvic secured the £100m first phase of Peel Group’s, 1m sq ft speculative multi-shed scheme in Milton Keynes.

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