Press Release

Balfour Beatty appointed to new £800 million Southern Construction Framework

23 March 2015


Balfour Beatty has been appointed to the new Southern Construction Framework which will provide it with access to a share of a total of £800 million of construction work in the public sector in the South West.

The framework is administered by Devon County Council in the South West and is open to any public body in southern England including universities, schools, health trusts, local authorities, emergency services and museums. It is OJEU compliant, removing the need for individual procurement processes and reducing the costs of bringing projects to completion.  It has been designed to provide tangible community benefits such as the engagement of local businesses, graduates, trainees and apprentices.

Balfour Beatty is one of ten contractors appointed to Lot 1 for work in the South West and the company’s place on the framework runs for four years from September 2015.

Projects awarded through the framework will be valued at between £1m and £50m.

Martyn Osborne, Balfour Beatty Managing Director for Wales and the West, said: “Balfour Beatty has a wealth of experience of delivering public projects in the South West and through this appointment we will continue to offer value, innovation and long term benefits for our customers. We are committed to supporting communities through our strong local supply chains and through our offer to young people, working in partnership with local schools and colleges, to provide great career opportunities and apprenticeships in construction.”

Media enquiries:

Scott Wilson
Balfour Beatty Construction Services UK
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Notes to editors:

1. Balfour Beatty is one of the UK’s leading infrastructure framework providers with a portfolio currently including the SCAPE framework, where it is the sole framework provider on this national civil engineering and infrastructure framework for public works valued at up to £1.5bn over four years. Other frameworks Balfour Beatty is on include the £4bn Education Funding Agency Framework, the £400m National Capital Works Framework and the £250m Regional Defence Framework for Capital Works Projects for East Midlands and Eastern England for the Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO). Balfour Beatty is the only national construction company on all three UK health frameworks (P21+, Designed for Life Wales 3 and Health Framework Scotland), delivering £2bn worth of work over the past 10 years.

2. Balfour Beatty’s UK and Ireland construction business ( is a leading integrator of complex, sophisticated and innovative projects that improve the UK’s and Ireland’s national infrastructure and an experienced provider of local and regional projects that help build lasting communities.

We offer a broad range of capabilities in construction, civil engineering and mechanical & electrical engineering services.

With offices throughout the UK and Ireland, we deliver a locally-focused service with the support of our national network of expertise and resources.

Balfour Beatty’s UK and Ireland construction business employs over 9,000 people.

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