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Balfour Beatty Workplace chosen as TFM contractor for UK Power Networks

26 March 2012

Balfour Beatty Workplace has been awarded a contract worth £7 million a year to deliver total facilities management services across UK Power Networks property portfolio.

The contract, which is for three years, with the opportunity to extend for a further two, covers about 80 UK sites across London, the South East and East Anglia.

The TFM contract will be key to the successful delivery of the company’s network operations and will also provide support to its back office functions and its executive based at its headquarters in central London.

The award of this contract marks the entry of UK Power Networks into the TFM market and enables Balfour Beatty to demonstrate its flexible and innovative service delivery model while integrating and developing the services currently delivered by a range of local suppliers.

Balfour Beatty mobilised the contract and transferred more than 270 staff from the client and existing providers and services started on February 24.

Andy Hobart, MD of Balfour Beatty Workplace, said: “I am delighted that UK Power Networks has appointed Balfour Beatty Workplace to this significant role. Once again Balfour Beatty Workplace has shown that it has the flexibility to deliver a wide range of services and that these can be tailored very effectively to the specific requirements of a client with a large number of diverse sites across a large geographical area.”

 

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Notes to Editors

1. Balfour Beatty Workplace (www.bbworkplace.com) is a leading total facilities management and business services outsourcing company to private and public sector markets.

The capabilities of the company span a range of built environment disciplines, including: highways, property management, asset management, facilities management and administration services.

The business has approximately 10,000 employees supporting the needs of customers throughout the UK.

2. Balfour Beatty (www.balfourbeatty.com) is a world-class infrastructure group with capabilities in professional services, construction services, support services and infrastructure investments. We work in partnership with our customers principally in the UK, continental Europe, the US, South-East Asia, Australia and the Middle East, who value the highest levels of quality, safety and technical expertise.

Key infrastructure markets include transportation (roads, rail and airports); social infrastructure (education, specialist, healthcare and various types of accommodation); utilities (water, gas and power transmission and generation) and commercial (offices, leisure and retail.)

The group delivers services essential to the development, creation and care of these infrastructure assets including project design, financing and management, engineering and construction, and facilities management services.

Balfour Beatty employs 50,000 people around the world.

3. UK Power Networks (www.ukpowernetworks.co.uk) distributes power to a quarter of Britain’s population through its electricity networks serving London, the South East and the East of England. The company's 5,000 employees are dedicated to delivering a safe, secure electricity supply to about eight million homes and businesses via its networks of substations, overhead lines and underground cables.

UK Power Networks will be distributing the electricity at many venues for this year’s international sporting events. This year we are investing £360million in our electricity networks and around £1.8billion in the five years to 2015. We are also undertaking trials to ensure our electricity networks support the transition to a low carbon future.

Customers pay their bills to supply companies but UK Power Networks delivers the power across our three areas. The industry regulator Ofgem sets an allowed revenue to distribution companies so that they can maintain safe and reliable electricity supplies. If customers are unfortunate enough to be affected by a power cut or have another issue with the electricity supply to their property, they should contact UK Power Networks.