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Balfour Beatty appointed to new Midlands Highways Alliance framework

13 June 2014


Balfour Beatty has been appointed by the Midlands Highways Alliance, a collection of twenty local authorities, to the Midlands Highways Alliance Medium Schemes Framework Two (MSF2) which will deliver up to £261 million of transport infrastructure over the next three years. 

Under the framework, the company will deliver the construction of new transport infrastructure schemes such as bridges, roads and public transport schemes such as park and rides, bus stops and bus lanes. 

Balfour Beatty is one of five contractors on Lot 1 of the framework which is for projects valued at less than £5 million and has a pipeline of work worth £70 million, and is one of three contractors on Lot 2 which is intended for larger projects valued between £5-25 million and has a value of £191 million. 

Balfour Beatty, which is on a number of public sector infrastructure frameworks including the Constructing West Midlands and Construction Framework South West, also held a position on the previous framework for the Midlands Highways Alliance MSF1, through which it was awarded 24 out of 60 projects and carried out over £110 million of work. The company received a one year extension to the framework in recognition of its ability to deliver to the requirements of its customers. 

Mark Cutler, Managing Director of Balfour Beatty Regional, said: “It is a great privilege to be appointed on to the MSF2 framework for the Midlands Highways Alliance for whom we have successfully delivered a number of projects including White Rose Way for Doncaster Council and the i54 junction works for Staffordshire County Council. 

“This latest award is further recognition of Balfour Beatty’s ability to deliver to the latest efficiency and quality requirements under the Communities and Local Government guidelines, and we are very much looking forward to continuing to provide more vital transport infrastructure in the Midlands for our customers and local communities.” 

MSF2 has an option of a one year extension with the first of the projects likely to be awarded this summer. 


Bridge lift for the i54 junction works carried out by Balfour Beatty for Staffordshire County Council.

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Notes to editors
1. ?Balfour Beatty is one of several contractors appointed to the Midlands Highways Alliance 2 framework. The Midlands Highway Alliance (MHA) was the first partnership of its kind in the UK which commenced in July 2007.

?2. Balfour Beatty is one of the UK’s leading infrastructure framework providers with a portfolio currently including the £4 billion Education Funding Agency Framework, the £400 million National Capital Works Framework, and the £250 million 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 £2 billion worth of work over the past 10 years. We are also on several regional frameworks including Constructing West Midlands, Construction Framework South West and the iESE Framework in the South East, which all aim to provide and promote more efficient construction of public buildings.

3. 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.

4. Balfour Beatty ( is an international infrastructure group that delivers world class services essential to the development, creation and care of infrastructure assets; from finance and development, through design and project management to construction and maintenance.

Our businesses draw on more than 100 years of experience to deliver the highest levels of quality, safety and technical expertise to our clients principally in the UK and the USA, with developing businesses in Australia, Canada, the Middle East, South Africa and South East Asia.

With proven expertise in delivering infrastructure critical to support communities and society today and in the future, our key market sectors focus on infrastructure - transportation (roads, rail and aviation), power and energy, water and complex buildings (both commercial and social).

Balfour Beatty employs 40,000 people around the world.

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