In a recent piece of construction news, it has been announced that Carillion has been successful in reaching first place in the March 2016 Builders’ Conference BCLive league, the league table for contracts. The success comes as the second time that Carillion has been able to win the monthly title, and also the second month that Carillion has now been first place in the league for 2 months running.

The win can be attributed to Carillion’s success in securing the Google contract for its new headquarters in London, a contract of value around £300m; in fact, the very same title which BAM originally won in 2013 before returning to tender more recently.

The total amount of value in contracts achieved for March’s league sat at a figure greater than £4bn, returning from February’s dip down to £3.76bn. Of course, with the value of the Google contract sitting as a sizeable portion of the overall value, nevermind Carillion’s own total contract value, its contribution to the win will no doubt have proven quite significant.

Second place for March went to another key industry player, Galliford Try, who came in with a a total combined value of £274.2m, a very respectable result, but falling short of the Google order alone in this instance, making Carillion’s win quite significant. The largest of those contracts achieved by Galliford Try came in at £73m to construct three schools for Scotland.

Other notables in March’s results was Kier, coming in at fourth place with a value of £180.3m, a result of 23 contracts including a major development contract for the development of 259 residential homes. Morgan Sindall came out of the league with the largest number of contracts as a whole, winning some 25 for March, with the value of these contracts coming in at £76m.