Press Release

Balfour Beatty awarded Virginia Treatment Centre for Children at Virginia Commonwealth University

12 August 2014


Balfour Beatty Construction’s Washington, D.C. Division is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a preconstruction agreement by Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) to provide preconstruction services for the new Virginia Treatment Center for Children project in Richmond, Va. under VCU’s Construction Management-at-Risk procurement system.  

The $41 million, 117,000-square-foot, 32-bed facility will serve as a replacement inpatient behavioural health center for children and will be part of the existing Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU,  Brook Road campus. The facility will accommodate clinical, education, research, and community mission needs for VCU. This marks Balfour Beatty’s first project for VCU.  

“We are thrilled to have the opportunity to be a relentless ally for such a respected institute as Virginia Commonwealth University and the Virginia Commonwealth University Health System,” said David Laib, senior vice president of Balfour Beatty’s Washington, D.C. division. “We hope that this is the beginning of a long relationship, and look forward to providing them a world class behavioural health facility.”   

Construction is scheduled to begin in September with completion slated for the end of 2015.  

Media enquiries:

Leslee Mallinson
Balfour Beatty Construction US
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Notes to editors:

1.  An industry leader for more than 80 years, Balfour Beatty Construction Services US provides general contracting, at-risk construction management, and design-build services for a wide variety of markets, serving clients in both the public and private sector.  With more than 3,000 employees across the U.S., the company has been cited as a Top 10 Domestic Building Contractor and Top 10 Green Builder by Engineering News-Record. The company is part of London-based Balfour Beatty plc, a global infrastructure services business operating in more than 80 countries, with a worldwide commitment to providing assets that help societies function, develop, and thrive.  

2.  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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