Balfour Beatty features in Wiltshire Times discussing how it is restoring an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in the county

26 June 2024


Balfour Beatty has featured in Wiltshire Times discussing how the company will be removing 13 pylons from the North Wessex Downs landscape, to restore an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) in Devizes, as part of National Grid’s Visual Impact Provision (VIP).

In the article, Matthew Taylor, Balfour Beatty's Power and Transmission Distribution Senior Project Manager and National Grid’s Project Manager, Amardheep Malhi, explore the progress made to date on the project and the complex construction works experts are undertaking.

Discussing the works, Matthew said: “We will be doing the trenching, the laying of the ducts, and then the cable pulling which will run into the winter months... We’re making sure we maintain a positive relationship with the existing landowners, we span a lot of different tenants and farmers with their own businesses."

Read the full article here


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Notes to editors: 

  • Balfour Beatty is a leading international infrastructure group with over 26,000 employees driving the delivery of powerful new solutions, shaping thinking, creating skylines and inspiring a new generation of talent to be the change-makers of tomorrow. 
  • We finance, develop, build, maintain and operate the increasingly complex and critical infrastructure that supports national economies and deliver projects at the heart of local communities. 
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  • Balfour Beatty’s Power Transmission & Distribution teams work with regional, national and international electricity network owners and operators to provide technical engineering solutions across the full spectrum of the electricity grid, including overhead lines, cabling, substations and distribution networks. From scoping and feasibility, to design, construction and on-going maintenance, our in-house experts, flexible resources and industry-leading innovations support clients in the development of some of the UK’s most ambitious power transmission and distribution projects. 

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