Balfour Beatty Living Places today announces it has been awarded a six year, £217 million contract by Lincolnshire County Council for the maintenance of highways assets. There is an option to extend the contract for a further six years.
Balfour Beatty Living places will work with the Council to provide a safe and sustainable local road network through the maintenance of 9,000 kilometres of highways, carriageways and footpaths.
The team will also deliver winter maintenance and drainage cleansing services to enhance the condition and reliability of the local roads. Balfour Beatty Plant & Fleet Services will invest in 54 commercial vehicles including mobile working platforms and traffic management vehicles to assist works.
This latest contract award builds on Balfour Beatty Living Places longstanding expertise and commitment to providing best-in-class highways maintenance services, whilst offering customer-focused solutions in a collaborative relationship.
As part of the contract, Balfour Beatty Living Places will deliver an Involved Community Investment Programme with commitments to social value spend and sustainability initiatives. These will include hiring 90% of the workforce from the local area as well as creating 63 apprenticeships and 24 graduate placements; furthering Balfour Beatty’s commitment to The 5% Club.
Balfour Beatty Living Places Managing Director, Steve Helliwell, said: “This latest award is testament to our unrelenting focus on delivering a safe, high quality highways maintenance service across the UK.
“With our dedicated teams now spanning from Sunderland to Southampton, we look forward to continuing our commitment to creating great places to work, play and stay, leaving a lasting legacy for the communities in which we operate”.
Karen Cassar, Assistant Director of Highways at Lincolnshire County Council, said: "We're delighted to have Balfour Beatty Living Places on-board.
"The new contract will see significant investment in improved equipment and new technology at highways depots around the county, which will mean better road repairs going forward.
"We also welcome their willingness to use local suppliers and take on apprentices, meaning there will be wider benefits for our communities. We look forward to working with them."
Works are due to commence in Spring 2020 and will employ a workforce of 180 employees.
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- Balfour Beatty (balfourbeatty.com) is a leading international infrastructure group. With 26,000 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, US and Hong Kong. Over the last 110 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 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. As a leader in sustainable working, diversity and social value, 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.
- The business has developed a wealth of experience across the UK. Current projects include a £24 million per annum highways maintenance contract with Warwickshire County Council, a £20.8 million per annum public realm services partnership with Herefordshire Council, and a £10.6 million per annum highways services contract with Southampton City Council. Balfour Beatty Living Places also have a £100 million highways street lighting PFI with Coventry City Council, a £175 million highways street lighting PFI with Sunderland City Council and a £175 million highways street lighting PFI with South Tyneside MB Council.
- Recently completed Balfour Beatty Living Places projects include the £4 million highway network term maintenance contract on behalf of Wokingham Borough Council, and a £400,000 street lighting maintenance term contract for Wokingham Borough Council.