Southampton Highways Service Partnership

Balfour Beatty Living Places and Southampton City Council have created an award winning, collaborative and trusted partnership to deliver public realm works across the city.

The partnership plays a vital role in delivering the vision of a “Connected Southampton” and a greener city. Together, our works have included significant steps in constructing the Southampton Cycle Network, investing in innovative green infrastructure and securing government funding to help make the City a cleaner, greener, healthier, more sustainable and attractive place to live, work and visit.

A greener future

At Millbrook Roundabout, Balfour Beatty Living Places helped deliver the first hydroponic living wall on a highways scheme. 

The wall is a sustainable, vertical installation containing living plants and foliage which grow without the need for soil. Offering many benefits to the public and the environment, these green and living structures help to remove air pollutants through the absorption of gases such as Carbon Dioxide.


hydroponic living wall on a highways scheme

An award-winning partnership

The scheme was recognised at the Association for Public Service Excellence awards, being awarded the Best Public / Private Partnership Working Initiative. Our digitally focused approach led the team to success in identifying, trialling and implementing systems and technological innovations such as 3D laser scanning and BIM to support and enhance the delivery of Highways services.