Press Release

Balfour Beatty VINCI announces appointment of new MD for HS2 Joint Venture

9 August 2018


Balfour Beatty VINCI today announces the appointment of Mark Davies as Managing Director for its HS2 Joint Venture.

Mark Davies will take on the role from Mark Cutler who leaves after a short handover period to take on a new opportunity outside of the Balfour Beatty Group. Mark Cutler led the Balfour Beatty VINCI joint venture since January 2017.

Balfour Beatty VINCI, a long established joint venture between two global infrastructure leaders in the delivery of critical infrastructure projects, was awarded Lot N1 and N2, between the Long Itchington Wood Green tunnel to Delta Junction / Birmingham Spur and from the Delta Junction to the West Coast Main Line tie-in, by HS2 in July 2017. Combined, these two contract awards are worth c. £2.5 billion.

The joint venture is also currently bidding for further railways systems packages and Old Oak Common station, valued at a combined total of c. £3.8 billion.

Mark Davies, Balfour Beatty VINCI Managing Director HS2, said: “I am thrilled to be leading the Balfour Beatty VINCI joint venture team for HS2, to support the delivery of such an iconic major high speed rail project across the UK”

Mark is a Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers, with over 30 years’ experience in the Rail, Highways, Water and Nuclear sectors. He began his career with Henry Boot Engineering, spent 17 years at Birse Civils, and joined Alfred McAlpine in 2004. In 2008, following their acquisition by Carillion he assumed a number of business leadership roles culminating in his most recent role as Managing Director of Carillion’s UK Infrastructure business.

Balfour Beatty and VINCI have over 30 years’ experience of working together with a successful track record in the delivery of high profile projects including The Channel Tunnel and a portfolio of current projects including Crossrail and the M4, M5 and M6 Smart Motorway package.

HS2 will create around 25,000 jobs and 2,000 apprenticeships across the UK, as well as opportunities for supply chain partnerships and local enterprises. Once operational, the new high speed line will boost capacity on the existing rail network and improving journey times between London, the West Midlands and further north.


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Notes to editors:

  • Balfour Beatty VINCI represents a powerhouse for critical infrastructure across Rail, transport and other iconic projects in the UK and beyond. Balfour Beatty VINCI’s involvement in ground breaking Design Build Finance and Operation (DBFO) projects offers a unique end-to-end asset knowledge that is crucial in developing the best solutions to the infrastructure needs of the UK. Balfour Beatty and VINCI started working together over 30 years ago when both were members of the TransManche Link consortium which delivered the Channel Tunnel. Balfour Beatty VINCI has successfully bid and delivered a number of key projects including Crossrail and the M4, M5, M6 smart motorway programme.  As leading infrastructure groups, both Balfour Beatty and VINCI Construction offer opportunities for trainees, apprentices, placement students and graduates as well as sponsored degree opportunities

Antonia Walton

Head of Corporate Communications