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

Today, we deliver 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.

We are also working in partnership with Defence Estates on a seven-year framework for the upgrade of United States forces' married families' houses at RAF Lakenheath.

Defence housing

In the US, we have developed a leading position in military housing. We deliver family housing services for the United States Army, Navy and Air Force. 

We have been responsible for the design, build, finance, maintenance and operation of military family housing communities nationwide for over 50 years.

We are a leader in the country’s most successful Public-Private Partnership (PPP) to date - the US Department of Defence’s Military Housing Privatisation Initiative (MHPI). 

Balfour Beatty Communities, a division of Balfour Beatty Investments, is one of the largest providers of military accommodation in the US. We are responsible for 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.

Balfour Beatty has also 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, we have been awarded more than 13,500 newly constructed units valued at $3 billion.