Gammon Construction, an equal stake joint venture between Balfour Beatty and Jardine Matheson, has won a contract worth HKD3bn ($383.5m) to build residential project in Hong Kong.
UK-based construction firm Balfour Beatty has completed piling work for the £150M residential project, The Madison, in London, UK.
A joint venture of Balfour Beatty and Fluor Corporation has been awarded a $625M contract to reconstruct and improve an 11-mile stretch of road in Dallas, Texas.
Balfour Beatty secured a new contract from Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks to design and renovate five 132kV overhead lines across Southern England.
Balfour Beatty Construction has started work on the first phase of an upscale office park in Allen, Texas.
Balfour Beatty and the University of Sussex have secured £197M in financing for the development of a new student housing project on the University’s campus.
UK-based infrastructure group Balfour Beatty in a consortium with Prysmian Group has won a €219M contract to install a 65km power cable between France and Great Britain through the Channel Tunnel.
“The Thames Tideway Tunnel is the biggest construction project ever undertaken in the UK water industry,” says Mark Sneesby, Thames Tideway Tunnel chief operating officer.
Balfour Beatty US has been appointed to manage the construction activities of Cleburne Independent School District’s (CISD) $100M expansion project in Texas, US.
Balfour Beatty has secured a £150M contract from LBS Properties to deliver the main construction works of the Madison Tower in London’s Canary Wharf.
Balfour Beatty has secured planning consent from Hackney and Tower Hamlets councils for the construction of 300 homes at Olympic Park in London.
Balfour Beatty Construction has been selected by Holder Properties to construct phase 1 of the new Blackbaud corporate campus in Charleston, South Carolina.
A joint venture of Skanska, Costain, Balfour Beatty and Carillion has signed a £876M contract with Highways England to complete the A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon road improvement project in the east of England.
Construction firm Balfour Beatty has been selected by the Highland Park Independent School District (HPISD) to serve as the district’s construction partner in a $110M elementary construction and renovation project in Texas, US.
A consortium of Balfour Beatty and Equitix has achieved financial closure for the £162.9M Humber Gateway offshore transmission project (OFTO), located off the coast of Yorkshire, UK.Balfour Beatty will invest £12.5M of the total required equity of £21M.The transmission line connects E.ON’s 219MW offshore wind farm in the North Sea, 8km off the east Yorkshire coast, to the onshore transmission grid.The wind farm includes 73 turbines, which are capable of generating enough electricity for about 170,000 homes annually.According to Balfour Beatty, its power transmission and distribution unit will operate and maintain the OFTO’s assets, including one offshore and one onshore substation and two cable circuits consisting of 18km of subsea and 30km of land cable.Balfour Beatty Investments CEO Ian Rylatt said: “This is our fourth OFTO contract to reach financial close and further establishes our position in the offshore transmission market.“Our technical expertise ensures we can efficiently and effectively, support the government’s targets to meet more of the UK’s energy needs through renewable sources.” The consortium will own and operate the offshore transmission line for the next 20 years.
The UK’s Department of Transport has given development consent to the construction of a smart motorway between Hayes, London, and Theale, Berkshire. The £800M scheme — designed by a CH2M and Arcadis joint venture and to be delivered by a Balfour Beatty and Vinci joint venture — will upgrade a 51.5km section of the M4 between junctions 3 and 12.The project will include the replacement of 11 over-bridges and the widening of five underbridges. It will also include a four-lane carriageway between junctions 3 and 4 and junctions 5 and 12, a five-lane carriageway between junctions 4 and 4b, 32 emergency refuge areas (ERAs), as well as the accommodation of slip roads where there is no existing hard shoulder. The development is part of the £1.5bn government investment to build ten smart motorways in England until 2021.
Construction is set to start on the new A487 bypass project in North Wales in the second half of 2017.Balfour Beatty and Jones Brothers (Ruthin) have been selected as the design and build contractors for the £90M project, with construction work due to commence following a public inquiry.The 9.8km carriageway will stretch from Caernarfon to Bontnewydd, with work involving the construction of 22 structures including culverts and seven bridges.The project — previously delayed due to wildlife concerns — has now progressed with the Welsh government issuing draft orders, and allowing individuals and organisations to submit objections to the route.The project is currently anticipated to be complete in late 2019.
Nine construction companies have been chosen for the £500M Cambridge University framework scheme. The scheme — part of the university’s £600M capital building project — will include the construction of laboratories, academic spaces, catering, accommodation and sports facilities. The framework is broken down into three value bands: the first being for projects up to £5M, the second for works between £5M–£30M, and the third for projects valued at more than £30M.Balfour Beatty, BAM Construct, Bouygues, Kier and Laing O’Rourke have been selected for projects worth more than £30M. Kier, RG Carter and SDC have been chosen for the second band of projects, and SDC, RG Carter, Quinn, Kier and Conamar will deliver projects up to £5M.Paul Sheffield, managing director of Laing O’Rourke’s Engineering Enterprise, said: “It is great to be able to extend our deep and long-standing relationship with the University of Cambridge. There is a wide range of projects available through the framework and we are excited to be given the opportunity to put our expertise to good use and meet the needs of such a prestigious institution.”The framework will last for two years, with the possibility of a three-year extension.
Construction firm Balfour Beatty has won a contract to develop a student housing project in Vauxhall, London.The £42M project for Urbanest, a developer and operator of student housing in central London, will involve the construction of 454 apartments. The 33-storey building will include personal and communal study areas, lounges and a cycle store.The development will feature photovoltaic panels and a green roof to reduce carbon emissions and fuel consumption. It will also include a combined heat and power (CHP) unit to recycle heat and energy within the development.Balfour Beatty’s regional managing director John Keaveney said: “We are looking forward to continuing our longstanding relationship with Urbanest.“To date we’ve delivered over 2,500 units of student accommodation for Urbanest and over 20,000 beds for private sector customers and academic institutes as well as significant investment into a number of schemes.“Vauxhall Square is an important part of London’s development by incorporating the local student population into the local community and we’re pleased to be a part of the wider project.”Construction on the project is scheduled to start imminently and is expected to be complete in mid-2018.
Balfour Beatty has won a $697M contract for the electrification of the Caltrain rail corridor in the USA.The electrification of the 84km-long line between San Francisco and San Jose will bring high-performance trains to Caltrain’s fleet — providing a more frequent service. Balfour Beatty Infrastructure will design and build a 25kv AC overhead catenary system to serve as the power source for the new high-speed trains. The project also includes the construction of two traction power substations, one switching substation and seven paralleling substations. As part of the electrifying works, signal systems and earth existing facilities will be replaced.Balfour Beatty Group chief executive Leo Quinn said: “Our extensive experience in managing complex rail projects leaves us well-qualified to deliver this significant scheme. Caltrain builds on the back of the recent successful delivery of our part in the multi-billion dollar Eagle P3 Commuter Rail network in Denver, Colorado.“We are pleased our unique capability has been recognised with this award which contributes to our strategy to increase our design-build rail market share across the US.”Construction work is due to start this autumn with completion scheduled for 2020. About 300 people will be employed — including 50 apprentice opportunities — during the construction peak.