Understanding Balfour Beatty

Balfour Beatty is a leading international infrastructure group. With 26,000 employees across the UK, US and Hong Kong, we’re leading the transformation of our industry to meet the challenges of the future. 

Trusted by our customers to deliver sustainable solutions and strengthen communities, we finance, develop, build, maintain and operate the increasingly complex and critical infrastructure that supports national economies and deliver projects at the heart of local communities. 

Collaborating with governments, our customers and partners, we deliver powerful new solutions, shape thinking, create skylines and inspire a new generation of talent to be the change-makers of tomorrow. 

We report our business’s performance in three segments: 

Infrastructure Investments  – developing and financing both public and private infrastructure projects in the UK and US, Infrastructure Investments operate and maintain infrastructure projects and a portfolio of military and multi-family housing and student accommodation assets 

Construction Services  – operating across infrastructure and buildings markets in the UK, the US and in joint venture in Hong Kong, our Construction Services capabilities include civil engineering, building, ground engineering, M&E, refurbishment, fit-out and rail engineering 

Support Services  – operating principally in the UK, designing, upgrading, managing and maintaining critical national infrastructure with capabilities across electricity networks, rail and highways 

Our geographies


We’re the UK’s largest construction and infrastructure provider, collaborating with our customers to develop cutting-edge solutions to meet the challenges of tomorrow. From project finance and delivery to asset operation and maintenance, we use the latest techniques and technologies to deliver right first time, sustainable solutions for our customers.  


employees in the UK

Delivering either standalone packages of work, or as part of a Balfour Beatty group-wide solution, our specialist brands in the UK include: 

Balfour Beatty Investments – developing and financing both public and private infrastructure projects whilst operating a portfolio of long-term infrastructure assets

Balfour Beatty Kilpatrick – a leading mechanical & electrical engineering provider, designing, installing and maintaining complex systems and technologies

Balfour Beatty Ground Engineering – one of the UK’s leading specialist geo-technical contractors, providing innovative piling and ground improvement solutions across all sectors

Balfour Beatty Homesdelivering high quality, modern homes in the central belts of Scotland and England 

Omnicom – providing measurement hardware and intelligent software to predict and prevent asset failures

Balfour Beatty Living Places – working in long-term partnerships with local authorities to create great places to live, work and play

Balvac – delivering innovative structural repair, strengthening, protection and maintenance solutions to extend the life of our nation’s infrastructure

Painter Brothers – leading specialists in structural steel manufacturing 

BPH offering state of the art crawler cranes, ranging from 50t to 250t capacity, available for hire/rental on both long and short term contracts


With a presence in over 30 states, we invest in and build the structures and infrastructure that enhance how people live, work, learn and play.  

Delivering across the buildings, highways, rail and water sectors, our civil engineering and construction teams create value for our customers through a relentless drive to find new and better ways to deliver. 


employees in the US

Working in Public Private Partnerships (PPP), Balfour Beatty Investments arrange situation-specific private financing in combination with innovative solutions to deliver a customer’s essential infrastructure needs and operate two subsidiaries: 

  • Balfour Beatty Communities – a diversified real estate services company delivering acquisition, management and renovation services in the multifamily, student and military housing sectors. A leader in the industry for more than 20 years, our residential portfolio currently consists of more than 50,000 units and $6 billion in real estate assets under management. 
  • Balfour Beatty Campus Solutions  – offering a total, end-to-end solution for major campus infrastructure projects, including debt and equity finance, design, planning and project management, construction and engineering, and asset management, maintenance and operation.

Hong Kong 

Since 2004, Gammon, our 50:50 joint venture with Asian-based conglomerate Jardine Matheson, has forged a reputation for delivering high quality projects. Focussing on civil, building, foundations, electrical and mechanical, facades and interiors works and design, Gammon provide considerable plant and steel fabrication and concrete production capabilities.


employees in Hong Kong

Gammon also has a strong building and information modelling department and a digital entity dedicated to furthering the commercial opportunities of our innovations.