Press Release

Balfour Beatty acquires leading office fit-out contractor

22 August 2011


Balfour Beatty, the international infrastructure group, announces today that it has acquired Office Projects Group Limited (OPL) for a consideration of £8m.

OPL manages and delivers commercial interior and exterior fit-out and refurbishment projects for a range of blue-chip UK customers. The acquisition represents a strategic fit with Balfour Beatty’s existing capabilities, further extending the company’s skill base within the fit-out market. 

Media and analyst/investor enquiries:

Tony Maguire
Balfour Beatty plc
Tel 020 7216 6865


Notes to editors:

1. Balfour Beatty ( is a world-class infrastructure group with capabilities in professional services, construction services, support services and infrastructure investments. We work in partnership with our customers principally in the UK, continental Europe, the US, South-East Asia, Australia and the Middle East, who value the highest levels of quality, safety and technical expertise.

Key infrastructure markets include transportation (roads, rail and airports); social infrastructure (education, specialist healthcare, and various types of accommodation); utilities (water, gas and power transmission and generation) and commercial (offices, leisure and retail).

The Group delivers services essential to the development, creation and care of these infrastructure assets including project design, financing and management, engineering and construction, and facilities management services. Balfour Beatty employs 50,000 people around the world.

2. OPL Group ( specialises in designing, building and furnishing workplaces throughout the UK. The company delivers inspirational working environments for customers including BAA; B&Q; Cobbetts LLP; The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills; Orange; Transport for London; University of Derby and Virgin Group.