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Balfour Beatty appointed preferred bidder for £196m children’s & women’s hospital project in Canada

13 January 2014

Balfour Beatty, the international infrastructure group, announces today that it has been appointed preferred bidder for the £196 (C$350) million BC Children’s & BC Women’s Redevelopment Project by the Provincial Health Services Authority in British Columbia, Canada. Balfour Beatty will invest £9.2 (C$16.5) million into the project, which represents 70% of the equity required.

The PPP (P3) project scope covers the design, construction, financing and facilities management for a new children’s and women’s acute care centre in Vancouver. Construction is expected to commence in April 2014 and the new facility will be completed in June 2017.

Balfour Beatty Investments and Ledcor Developments will finance the project and construction services will be delivered through a 50:50 joint venture between Balfour Beatty Construction and Ledcor Design Build. In addition, Balfour Beatty Communities and Black & McDonald Limited will participate in a 50:50 joint venture to deliver facilities management services over the 30-year concession period.

Commenting today, Andrew McNaughton, Balfour Beatty CEO said, “This project represents a significant win for Balfour Beatty and a demonstration of our commitment to grow our business in key markets of which Canada is one area of focus. Utilising our investment, construction and facilities management capability in North America, this is a great opportunity for the Group as a whole. We look forward to working with the Provincial Health Services Authority to provide a new world class healthcare facility for the children, women and families of the province of British Columbia.”

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Notes to editors:

1. Balfour Beatty (www.balfourbeatty.com) is an international 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.

2. The Ledcor Group of Companies is one of North America's most diversified construction companies, serving the building, oil & gas, infrastructure, mining, power and communications sectors. We also own operations in transportation services, property investment, forestry, and wastewater treatment. Ledcor employs over 8000 people across 20 offices. Since 1947 we have been growing with our clients and partners: Forward. Together. Find out how atwww.ledcor.com