Press Release

Balfour Beatty Construction US wins contracts in Texas and Florida

21 September 2010


Balfour Beatty, the international infrastructure group, announces that Balfour Beatty Construction US has been selected, in joint venture with McCarthy Building Companies, to provide design build services for the US$503 million (£325 million) Fort Hood Replacement Hospital project at Fort Hood, Texas.

The 944,000 sq ft facility will replace the existing 45-year-old Carl R Darnall Army Medical Center and provide a new state-of-the-art healthcare facility for US service members and their families.

Construction on the project for the US Army Corps of Engineers is scheduled to start in April 2011 and complete in May 2014. The project, which will include a hospital, outpatient clinics, ambulance garage, logistics building, central utility plant and three parking structures, is partially funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.

Balfour Beatty Construction US Chairman & CEO, Robert Van Cleave, said:

“We are delighted to have been selected for this major infrastructure project and look forward to delivering, in conjunction with our partners, a world-class hospital environment.”

The project will showcase numerous innovative sustainable features and will be designed and built to LEED Gold certification standards. The project team will maximise the use of Building Information Modelling (BIM) tools to help facilitate collaboration and co-ordination of all project aspects during design and construction.

Balfour Beatty Construction US has also recently been awarded a contract to manage construction for the Terminal 4 Gate Replacement at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport.

Valued at approximately $100 million (£65 million), the project is part of a US$1 billion expansion programme to provide a user-friendly, world-class facility for the 21 million passengers who travel through the airport in Florida each year. Phased construction for the project is scheduled to start in summer 2011.


Analyst/investor enquiries:
Basak Kotler
Balfour Beatty plc
Tel: 020 7216 6924

Media enquiries:
Duncan Murray
Balfour Beatty plc
Tel: 020 7216 6865

Notes to Editors:

  1. Balfour Beatty ( is a world-class infrastructure group operating in professional services, construction services, support services and infrastructure investments.

    We work in partnership with our customers principally in the UK, continental Europe, the US, South-East Asia, Australia and the Middle East, who value the highest levels of quality, safety and technical expertise.

    Key infrastructure markets include transportation (roads, rail and airports); social infrastructure (education, specialist healthcare, and various types of accommodation); utilities (water, gas and power transmission and generation) and commercial (offices, leisure and retail).

    The Group delivers services essential to the development, creation and care of these infrastructure assets including project design, financing and management, engineering and construction, and facilities management services.

    Balfour Beatty employs 50,000 people around the world.

  2. Balfour Beatty Construction US provides general contracting, at-risk construction management, design-build, preconstruction, public/private, and turnkey services for public and private clients nationwide.

    The company employs over 2,000 people, is a Top 10 Green Builder, and was recently named one of the 100 Best Companies To Work For® in the U.S. by Fortune Magazine.
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