Balfour Beatty, the international infrastructure group, has been awarded a £1.4 million contract by Perth and Kinross Council to deliver ground investigation works for phase two of the Perth Transport Futures Project, the Cross Tay Link Road. The contract has been awarded through the Scape National Civil Engineering and Infrastructure framework..
Works will include on-site sampling and testing to establish ground conditions and inform the ongoing design of the project, which on completion will support growth in Scotland’s third fastest developing region.
This is the second of four phases of the Perth Transport Futures Project which aims to alleviate congestion, enhance accessibility to the city and unlock significant economic growth for the local economy.
Hector MacAulay, Balfour Beatty’s Regional Managing Director for Scotland & Ireland, said: “I am delighted that Balfour Beatty has been awarded this commission to commence ground investigation works on the Cross Tay Link Road for the Perth Transport Futures Scheme.
“Procured through the Scape National Civil Engineering and Infrastructure framework, we will continue to work in close collaboration with Perth and Kinross Council to help deliver this exciting scheme; engaging with local suppliers and subcontractors, to provide real sustainable benefit to the local economy.”
The Ground Investigation works for Phase 2 have already commenced on-site, and are expected to complete in Autumn this year.
Victoria Brambini, Managing Director of Scape Procure, said: “Balfour Beatty’s appointment to the second phase of the Perth Transport Futures Project is fantastic news. The team has worked closely with Perth and Kinross Council during the delivery of the first phase and this collaborative working is set to continue as the next important stage of the project begins.
“Improving transport links in Scotland is key to creating a stronger and more connected Britain, and ground investigation works is a vital part of this process. By procuring the works through our framework, communities and businesses in Perth and Kinross will also benefit throughout the construction phase as Balfour Beatty utilises the local supply chain and creates training and apprenticeship opportunities for local people.”
More information on the Perth Transport Futures Project is available at www.perthtransportfutures.co.uk.
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Notes to editors:
- Balfour Beatty (balfourbeatty.com) is a leading international infrastructure group. With 28,000 employees, we provide innovative and efficient infrastructure that underpins our daily lives, supports communities and enables economic growth. We finance, develop, build and maintain complex infrastructure such as transportation, power and utility systems, social and commercial buildings.
- Our main geographies are the UK & Ireland, US and Far East. Over the last 100 years we have created iconic buildings and infrastructure all over the world including the London Olympics’ Aquatic Centre, Hong Kong’s first Zero Carbon building, the National Museum of the Marine Corps in the US and the Channel Tunnel Rail Link.
- Balfour Beatty, the international infrastructure group, has been operating in Scotland for over a century. Today, the company employs 2,000 people across Scotland and works with a supply chain that includes a substantial proportion of local businesses.
- Significant projects in the Company’s Scottish portfolio include the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route which will improve the transport network in Aberdeen and across the north east of Scotland, the £14m Almondbank Flood Defence Scheme to deliver a series of flood defences along the River Almond and construct a temporary flood storage unit and the Perth Transport Futures project which will see the creation of a new junction on the A9 dual carriageway to support growth in Scotland’s third busiest region.
- Iconic Scottish projects of the past include the refurbishment of Forth Bridge which was nominated for UNESCO World Heritage Status and carries the East Coast Mainline over the Firth of Forth, the Fife General Hospital and Maternity Services provision which centralises specialist in-patient, acute and emergency services on one site and the restoration and extension of Lewis Castle and Museum Nan Eilean to provide a new museum, archive and hospitality facility on the Isle of Lewis.
- Balfour Beatty is the sole contractor on the £1.5 billion, four year Scape National Civil Engineering and Infrastructure framework. The framework allows Public Sector clients to commission works through a procurement process that provides the fastest route to market and utilises early contractor engagement to deliver the best value engineering solutions.
- Significant projects in the company’s current Scape portfolio include the £35 million A9/A85 Crieff Road junction improvements for Perth and Kinross Council which will alleviate congestion, enhance accessibility to the city and unlock £500 million of economic growth for the local economy and the £11 million Carnival Pool Multi Storey Car Park for Wokingham Borough Council.