Press Release

Balfour Beatty’s expanded Paisley operations deliver ahead of schedule

6 December 2013


In January this year, Balfour Beatty brought together its Paisley-based civil engineering and construction capability under one roof at Westpoint Business Park. The business now employs 260 people and operates across west, central and southern Scotland.

New orders approaching £60 million have been secured so far this year. The breadth of activities covered by Balfour Beatty is reflected in the nature of this year’s contract awards, for example, in Glasgow the company is using its combined skills in a £2.5 million contract to design and construct a new heliport facility in Govan for Scottish Exhibition Centre Limited.

The company is also currently delivering a £4.5 million design and construct civil engineering contract for a wind farm at Earlseat in Fife for Carbon Free Earlseat Limited, following the recent successful completion of Neilston Community Wind Farm for the same customer. The project is being delivered through Balfour Beatty’s Raynesway company which completes an average of 40 small civil engineering contracts in Scotland each year.

Balfour Beatty has also been awarded several contracts by the University of Edinburgh and is providing civil engineering services to SP Power Systems Limited for an earthworks platform for a power distribution system in the Scottish Borders.

Stephen Scott, Delivery Unit Managing Director for Balfour Beatty, said: “We are greatly encouraged by the results achieved this year and it is particularly rewarding to have secured so much repeat business, highlighting we have delivered customer satisfaction across our portfolio.”

Media enquiries:

Janette Masson
Balfour Beatty Construction Services UK
Tel. +44 (0)131 311 5384

Notes to editors:

1. Balfour Beatty has a strong Scottish heritage. The company was founded in 1909 by George Balfour, a Scots mechanical engineer, and Andrew Beatty, an English chartered accountant. The company's first contract was for a new tramway system in Dunfermline in Fife. Today we continue to have a significant presence in Scotland where there is an efficient approach to investment and infrastructure. Our UK Construction business employs 1,500 people in Scotland and has offices in Edinburgh, Paisley, Hillington, Aberdeen and Perth. It also has factories and workshops in Glasgow, Kintore and Shotts.

2. Balfour Beatty’s UK construction business ( is a leading integrator of complex, sophisticated and innovative projects that improve the UK’s national infrastructure and an experienced provider of local and regional projects that help build lasting communities.

We offer a broad range of capabilities in construction, civil engineering and mechanical & electrical engineering services.

With offices throughout the UK, we deliver a locally-focused service with the support of our national network of expertise and resources.

Balfour Beatty’s UK construction business employs 10,000 people.

3. Balfour Beatty ( is a global 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, the US, Southeast Asia and the Middle East. We continue to develop our business in key growth markets in South Africa, Australia, Canada, Brazil and India.

With proven expertise in delivering infrastructure critical to support communities and society today and in the future, our key market sectors include transportation (roads, rail and aviation), power and energy, mining, water and social infrastructure such as hospitals and schools.

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