In the UK, we have been working in the defence sector since our involvement in the airfields used in the 1940 Battle of Britain.

Since then we have delivered high security infrastructure for all parts of the UK Armed Forces as well as for US Visiting Forces based in the UK.

We were partners on four out of five of the original Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) Regional Prime Contracts, the Housing Prime Contract and with Aspire Defence. We have also been appointed to the DIO National and Regional Capital Works Frameworks and have an active role in the development of the 'Next Generation Estate Contracts' programme.

Defence housing

In the US we have developed a leading position in military housing, delivering privatised family housing services for the United States Army, Navy and Air Force. More recently, we have expanded our business to offer comprehensive property management solutions and real estate expertise to customers in the multifamily and student housing sectors.

We carefully tailor our services to meet each customer's unique needs and requirements, providing a boutique-style approach to property management that maximises property values.

In the UK, we work in partnership with Defence Estates on a seven-year framework for the upgrade of United States forces' married families' houses at RAF Lakenheath.

In the US, we are a leader in the country’s most successful PPP to date, the US Department of Defense’s Military Housing Privatisation Initiative (MHPI). We have been responsible for the design, build, finance, maintenance and operation of military family housing communities on Army, Navy and Air Force installations nationwide for a duration of 50-years.

Furthermore, Balfour Beatty Communities, a division of Balfour Beatty Investments, is a one of the largest providers of military accommodations with 56 military housing communities in 26 states and Washington, DC. Approximately 150,000 residents in the US now live in townhouses, duplexes, single-family and renovated historic homes developed and maintained by Balfour Beatty Communities as part of the most successful Public-Private partnership program in the history of the US.

Balfour Beatty Construction US has established one of the largest inventories of completed privatised military housing in the United States, having built more than 11,000 units. Within the past decade, Balfour Beatty has been awarded more than 13,500 newly constructed units valued at $3 billion.