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Road Contracts

Volume 13: debated on Monday 16 November 1981

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asked the Secretary of State for Wales if he will list the ten contractors which have received the largest share of motorway and trunk road construction contracts in the last three years, giving for each contractor the total value of contracts received.

During the three years ended 31 October 1981 the ten companies securing the greatest value of work on trunk road and motorway new construction and improvement schemes in Wales costing over £0·1 million were:

£ million
Norwest Hoist Civil Engineering Ltd.17·3
Reed & Mallik Ltd.11·6
Sir Alfred McAlpine & Son Ltd.11·1
Brunswick Contractor (Cardiff) Ltd.4·3
Maenex Construction Co. Ltd.3·8



South Glamorgan176256
West Glamorgan123173

* September 1981.

The definition of local authority which has been used for this table is one based on local employment office areas which means that the areas do not correspond exactly to administrative counties.

£ million

A. Monk & Co. Ltd.2·8
F. G. Whitley & Sons Co. Ltd.2·7
McTay Construction Co. Ltd.2·1
A. P. W. Construction Co. Ltd.1·9
Wrekin Construction Co. Ltd.1·6

In that period a contract valued at £34·7 million was also let to Sir Alfred McAlpine & Son Ltd., and Fairclough Civil Engineering Ltd., in consortium and a contract for £13·5 million was let to Cementation Construction Co. Ltd., and Costain Civil Engineering Ltd., in joint venture. Fairclough Civil Engineering Ltd., also won contracts worth £1·2 million.