Press Release

Balfour Beatty awarded £55 million extension for West Sussex highways works

26 January 2016


Balfour Beatty Living Places has been awarded a £55 million, two year extension by West Sussex County Council to continue its highways maintenance and improvement scheme works.

The contract includes highways improvements such as resurfacing, safety fencing, footway, cycleway and carriageway reconstruction; highways maintenance including defect repair, grass cutting and reactive emergency response.

Balfour Beatty Living Places has been West Sussex County Council’s Highways Alliance Partner since July 2011. The 2014/15 Annual Performance Report [1] demonstrates that West Sussex Highways is a successful Highways Alliance. With improvements in safety and asset management Service Provider Indicators (SPIs), the report also showed that the 2014/15 SPIs in Highway safety, works delivery, network availability and customer satisfaction were consistently above target.

In the 2014/15 period, Balfour Beatty Living Places has delivered over 40 miles of carriageway resurfacing, 38 community engagement and improvement projects such as improvements to footways, drainage, signing and road markings to William Penn Primary School, Brooks Green, providing safer access to the school [2], and dealt with 33,364 reactive maintenance defects within target repair times.

West Sussex County Council Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport, John O’Brien, said: “We are pleased to continue our relationship with our partner Balfour Beatty Living Places. We look forward to working closely with them again over the next two years. Together we will maintain and improve the road infrastructure in West Sussex on behalf of our residents and businesses.”

Amanda Fisher, Managing Director of Balfour Beatty Living Places said “I am thrilled with the two year contract extension for West Sussex which is testament to the excellent service delivery provided by the industry-leading Highways Alliance. Our expert teams will continue to work closely with West Sussex County Council to create great places to live, work and play for local residents”.


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Notes to editors:

Balfour Beatty Living Places works in long-term partnerships with local authorities to create great places to live, work and play. We actively engage with local people to understand the needs of the communities we work in and shape the places where local economies can thrive and grow. We’re a leader in sustainable working, diversity and social value, and we use our expertise to bring real, positive change for our customers. We leave a legacy of connected communities with strong local economies that really work for local people with clean, safe and prosperous streets and social spaces.

[1] Community engagement and improvement projects delivered include, William Penn Primary School Brooks Green to improve footway, drainage, signing and road markings to provide safer access to the school; Cathedral Way Chichester to improve traffic flow and provide safe crossing points for pedestrians; Station road Pulborough to provide a new signalized crossing point across a busy main road.

Photograph: Balfour Beatty Living Places Operatives at work in West Sussex

Antonia Walton

Head of Corporate Communications