Balfour Beatty appointed to £350 million capital works framework by Cambridgeshire County Council
14 September 2017
Balfour Beatty, the international infrastructure group, today announces it has been selected by Cambridgeshire County Council to deliver design and build works as part of a new LGSS framework.
The large capital works framework which is operated by LGSS – one of the largest public sector shared service ventures in the UK – is open to all public sector bodies across Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire, providing customers and partners with tangible financial benefits.
Balfour Beatty has been selected to deliver the largest of the five lots of the framework alongside four other leading contractors and will be responsible for projects valued at over £15 million. It is anticipated that the four year framework will be worth in excess of £350 million.
Balfour Beatty is an experienced public sector contractor with its current portfolio including the UK’s largest flood prevention scheme in Blackpool, improvement works to Wokingham market place, the creation of a new junction and link road on the A9 dual carriageway in Perth and the upgrade of Gobbins Coastal Path in Northern Ireland.
Dean Burgess, Managing Director for Balfour Beatty’s South Midlands Deliver Unit, said: “This is a great achievement for Balfour Beatty and adds to our wealth of experience in delivering public sector projects in the South of England.
“As the largest of the available Lots of the framework, we will work to unlock around £350 million of opportunities across Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire while continuing our commitment to supporting local communities through our strong local supply chain and knowledge.”
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Balfour Beatty (www.balfourbeatty.com) 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’s UK and Ireland regional construction business is a leading integrator of complex, sophisticated and innovative projects that improve the UK’s and Ireland’s national infrastructure. Balfour Beatty is also an experienced provider of local and regional projects that help build lasting communities.
The company has been operating in the South of England for over a century, providing the company with its first commission in 1909 to operate the tramway network in Kent and Bedfordshire.
Significant projects in the Company’s current portfolio in the South include the £19m renovation and extension of the Grade II listed Bristol Fry Building, which will provide state-of-the-art mathematic facilities for The University of Bristol, the £170m baggage screening and handling systems upgrade for Heathrow Airport Limited, the £5m link road from St Clements way to London Road in Dartford and the £82.5m F-35 contract at RAF Marham, to build engineering and training facilities in readiness for the arrival of the UK’s first F-35 Lightning II aircraft in 2018.
Iconic projects of the past delivered in the South include the construction of three new hangars and ancillary buildings for RAF Brize Norton, the extension and refurbishment of Bristol Airport’s Terminal 1 to transform the security search process for airport passengers, and the 3.3Km Woodside Link road scheme in Bedfordshire, to ease congestion and unlock accessibility to employment in North Houghton.