Press Release

Balfour Beatty welcomes the Duchess of Rothesay to its Aberdeen International Airport extension project

4 October 2017


Balfour Beatty, the international infrastructure group, today welcomed the Duchess of Rothesay to the extended Aberdeen International Airport.

The Duchess of Rothesay visited the airport to mark the completion of the first phase of transformation works and to celebrate the official opening of the extended terminal which has increased passenger capacity.

Balfour Beatty was appointed to deliver the £9.6 million first phase of works in 2016. Works included the construction of a two-storey extension to the south of the existing terminal, making space for new arrivals and immigration facilities and two new business lounges on the upper level.

David Newton, Project Manager for Balfour Beatty, who met with the Duchess of Rothesay, said: “It was an honour to welcome the Duchess of Rothesay to the official opening of the Aberdeen Airport terminal extension today.

“Having handed over the first phase of works four weeks early, we have provided the solid structure needed to move forward and deliver the largest transformation project Aberdeen International Airport has seen in three decades.”

Balfour Beatty is now working to deliver the second phase of works, which are expected to complete in 2018. On behalf of Aberdeen International Airport, the company will reconfigure the airport layout, expand security lanes and improve overall passenger experience.




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Notes to editors:

  • Balfour Beatty ( is a leading international infrastructure group. With 30,000 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 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, the international infrastructure group, has been operating in Scotland for over a century. Today, the company employs 2,000 people across Scotland and works with a supply chain that includes a substantial proportion of local businesses.

  • The company’s construction business recently completed the award winning Holyrood Student Accommodation development, providing 1,180 student beds within the World Heritage Site of Holyrood in the City of Edinburgh and  the construction of a Typhoon Propulsion Service Facility to support the rebuild and supply of the EJ200 engines used by 3 Typhoon Squadron.

  • Significant projects in the Company’s current portfolio include the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route which will improve the transport network in Aberdeen and across the north east of Scotland, the £14m Almondbank Flood Defence Scheme to deliver a series of flood defences along the River Almond and construct a temporary flood storage unit and the Perth Transport Futures project which will see the creation of a new junction on the A9 dual carriageway to support growth in Scotland’s third busiest region.

  • Iconic projects of the past include the refurbishment of Forth Bridge which was nominated for UNESCO World Heritage Status and carries the East Coast Mainline over the Firth of Forth, the Fife General Hospital and Maternity Services provision which centralises specialist in-patient, acute and emergency services on one site and the restoration and extension of Lewis Castle and Museum Nan Eilean to provide a new museum, archive and hospitality facility on the Isle of Lewis.

Vivienne Dunn

Senior Media & PR Manager