Press Release

Balfour Beatty awarded £17 million London Commercial Scheme

25 March 2013


Balfour Beatty has been awarded the £17m Bishop’s Court commercial scheme for Henderson Global Investors.

Situated on the South side of Bishop’s Square in the Spitalfields regeneration area, the works include demolition of the existing seven storey building and the construction of a new mixed retail/office building.

The new structure will incorporate the existing basement retaining walls, the tops of which will be trimmed down and a new capping beam cast on the top.   The superstructure will consist of flat floor slabs at ground with post-tensioned RC floors above from levels one to six.  

Level six is constructed from a steel frame sitting on a post tensioned RC floor slab. Set-back floors at levels five and six receive fully glazed cladding. These floors will also benefit from terraces overlooking Bishops Square and Spitalfields beyond.

The reception, toilets and upper floor circulation areas will be fully finished and fitted with all office areas completed to a Cat A standard.   The building will be completed to provide a BREEAM excellent rating.

Bob Clark, Balfour Beatty Managing Director, Major Projects, said “The London commercial sector is a key growth area for Balfour Beatty. 

These recent wins demonstrate our continuing success and our ability to deliver prestigious schemes to the highest standards.”

The main works commenced late February 2013 with completion programmed for autumn 2014. 


Media enquiries:

Katie Ashton
Balfour Beatty Construction Services UK
Tel. +44 (0)20 7963 2146


Notes to editors:

1. Balfour Beatty’s UK construction business ( is a leading integrator of complex, sophisticated and innovative projects that improve the UK’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, we deliver a locally-focused service with the support of our national network of expertise and resources. 

Balfour Beatty’s UK construction business employs 12,000 people.

2. Balfour Beatty ( is a global 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, the US, Southeast Asia and the Middle East. We continue to develop our business in key growth markets in South Africa, Australia, Canada, Brazil and India. 

With proven expertise in delivering infrastructure critical to support communities and society today and in the future, our key market sectors include transportation (roads, rail and aviation), power and energy, mining, water and social infrastructure such as hospitals and schools.

Balfour Beatty employs 50,000 people around the world. 

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