Super sewer shakes up contracts league rankings

Laing O’Rourke contract wins soared ahead in August lifting the firm to the top of the monthly and annualised league tables for work won.

The award of the three main tunnel drives for the Thames super sewer worth £1.8bn in August has shaken up the rankings and established a new order of firms.

Laing O’Rourke in joint venture with Ferrovial Agroman bagged the biggest Central section job at £746m.

The joint venture between Balfour Beatty, BAM, and Morgan Sindall bagged a three-way share of the £416m Western section, while Costain took a 40% share of the Eastern drive at £605m, with Vinci Construction Grands Projets and Bachy Soletanche as it partners.

Laing O’Rourke also secured a £50m office project at North Wharf Road, Paddington for Derwent London.