Press Release

Balfour Beatty triumph at the Street Works UK Annual Conference and Awards

10 December 2018


Balfour Beatty and its joint venture partners and clients, scored a quadruple win at the Street Works UK Annual Conference and Awards last week, securing the Communications Leaders, Team of the Year, Best Collaborative Work and the Lifetime Achievement awards.

The Gas Distribution Strategic Partnership[1] was praised for its efforts to inform the local community in Stratford-Upon-Avon for its works to update the market town’s 1960s gas mains, while the Thames Water eight20 alliance[2] was commended for its innovative use of engineering techniques to update the King’s Scholars’ Pond sewer in London.

In addition, the SMB Joint Venture[3] working as part of the Thames Water eight20 alliance[4] was commended for its relentless collaboration with The City of London to successfully combine and deliver two pipe-laying schemes.

It was also a night of celebration for Tom Lambert, Balfour Beatty’s General Manager for Street Works as he received a Lifetime Contribution award for his services to the industry.

Bryan Casey, Managing Director of Balfour Beatty’s Gas & Water business, said “These prestigious awards are in recognition of the hard word and collaborative efforts between Balfour Beatty and its partners. I would like to thank all those involved.

“I am especially proud of Tom Lambert for his Lifetime Contribution award which is testament to his tireless work promoting street works best practice across our business and the wider sector, through effective partnership and innovative thinking.”

[1] A partnership between Balfour Beatty and Cadent Gas

[2] A collaboration between Balfour Beatty and Thames Water

[3] A joint venture with Balfour Beatty, Skanska and MWH Treatment

[4] A partnership between Balfour Beatty and Cadent Gas


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Notes to editors:

  • Balfour Beatty ( is a leading international infrastructure group. With 28,000 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 & Ireland, US and Far East. Over the last 100 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’s Gas & Water teams work in the UK and Ireland, providing expertise and experience to support a stable and safe supply of these vital services.
  • Our water operations cover the whole lifecycle of networks, including clean and waste water mains, metering, treatment facilities and other essential infrastructure. Working closely with our supply chain, we employ industry-leading approaches such as BIM and offsite construction to bring cost and time efficiencies to projects.
  • In the gas sector, we work to expand and renew underground mains, often in busy and high-impact residential and commercial areas. We work closely with clients to manage and plan work intelligently in these areas, minimising the impact this essential work has on local communities.
  • Current projects within our portfolio include the Gas Distribution Strategic Partnership worth £1.2bn, the AMP6 Capital Investment Programme as part of Advance (a joint venture between Balfour Beatty and MWH to work on United Utilities’ £1.5bn construction and engineering framework), a £414m contract by Bord Gais Networks and a £800m Thames Water contract as part of a joint venture with Skanska and MWH Treatment (known as SMB), the value of which to Balfour Beatty is approximately £265m over the initial five years.

About Street Works UK:

  • Street Works UK is the UK’s only trade association representing utilities and their contractors on street works issues.
  • Street Works UK helps lead policy development across the street works industry, utilising the strength in our membership base to drive technological innovation and excellence in the delivery of street works. Street Works UK actively promotes best practice and self-regulation in the industry; creating a two-way relationship with Government, local communities and relevant stakeholders.
  • Members are a mix of utilities, contractor partners and suppliers of related products and services. Members represent a mix of water, electricity, gas, and telecoms providers. Members include: BT Openreach, Virgin Media, Cadent Gas, Thames Water, United Utilities, Water (UK), UK Power Networks, Morrisons, Kier, Amey and Balfour Beatty.
  • Further information is available via:

Vivienne Dunn

Senior Media & PR Manager