Press Release

Balfour Beatty signs Southampton Highways Service Partnership contract

20 July 2010


Balfour Beatty, the international infrastructure Group, announces today that Balfour Beatty WorkPlace has signed the Southampton Highways Service Partnership contract with Southampton City Council.

The £100 million partnership, which is scheduled to commence on 1 October 2010, is initially for 10 years with the option of a five-year extension.

The Highways Service Partnership will provide highways transportation planning and asset management services.

Commenting today, Balfour Beatty Chief Executive, Ian Tyler, said:

"We are delighted to have signed this important strategic partnership contract with Southampton City Council. We look forward to delivering an effective, efficient, sustainable and customer-focused highways service for the City."

The award demonstrates Balfour Beatty's capability and expertise as a delivery partner across the infrastructure lifecycle.


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Notes to Editors:

  1. Balfour Beatty WorkPlace (BBW) is a leading total facilities management and business services outsourcing company to private and public sector markets. The capabilities of the company span a range of built environment disciplines, including: highways, property management, asset management, facilities management and administration services. The business has over 12,000 employees supporting the needs of customers throughout the UK. BBW has existing partnerships with a number of central government departments and 16 UK local authorities.

  2. 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, the US, South-East Asia and the Middle East, who value the highest levels of quality, safety and technical expertise.

    Our 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). We deliver services essential to the development, creation and care of these infrastructure assets including investment, project design, financing and management, engineering and construction and facilities management services.

    Balfour Beatty employs more than 50,000 people around the world.

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