Balfour Beatty

Balfour Beatty awarded £12m wind farm scheme

Balfour Beatty has been awarded a £12m scheme to develop an onshore substation to facilitate the transfer of electricity from the Burbo Bank Extension wind farm in North Wales to the National Grid for DONG Energy.

Balfour Beatty JV wins £270 Million project in Hong Kong

Balfour Beatty's joint venture, Gammon Construction, has won a HK$3.2 billion (c.£270 million) contract to build a major residential development building in Hong Kong.

Balfour Beatty appointed preferred bidder for £120 million student accommodation

Balfour Beatty has been appointed preferred bidder for the University of Sussex’s East Slope Residences project.

Balfour Beatty awarded £32m ‘Baltic Triangle’ mixed-use scheme

Balfour Beatty’s UK construction business has been awarded the £32m contract to build Baltic Triangle, a three-tower residential development in Liverpool city centre for developer Neptune Investments.

Balfour Beatty recruits its 1000th member to the Supply Chain Sustainability School

Balfour Beatty has welcomed its 1000th member of the Supply Chain Sustainability School (SCSS) this week.

Balfour wins $533 million Texas hospital contract

Balfour Beatty has signed a US$533 million contract (£329 million) to renovate and expand the Texas Medical Center campus in Houston, Texas, USA.

Balfour Beatty encourages UK business to publicly commit to SME spend targets

Balfour Beatty has invited other UK companies to follow its lead and make ambitious spending commitments with small and medium sized businesses (SMEs).

Balfour Beatty awarded £34m Hunterston nuclear project

Balfour Beatty has been appointed by Magnox to deliver the £34m Solid Intermediate Level Waste Encapsulation (SILWE) contract at Hunterston A former power station in North Ayrshire.

Balfour Beatty awarded £42m De Montfort University contract  

Balfour Beatty’s UK and Ireland construction business has been awarded a £42 million contract to redevelop the Faculty of Art, Design and Humanities at De Montfort University in Leicester.

Balfour to sell Parsons Brinckerhoff for £820 million

Balfour Beatty will sell its professional services division, Parsons Brinckerhoff, to WSP Global for a cash sum of £820 million.

Balfour Beatty rejects third Carillion merger offer

Balfour Beatty has rejected Carillion’s offer for a third time, and will not seek an extension of tomorrow’s deadline.

GMB calls for blacklisting firms to be barred from tendering

Compensation offers between £15m and £20m is grossly inadequate for firms with pre-tax profits of £1.04 billion who have to own up, clean up and pay up and until they do so they should get no more work in Scotland says GMB.

Balfour Beatty rejects second Carillion merger proposal

Balfour Beatty has walked away from a potential £3 billion deal with Carillion for a second time despite attempts by the rival construction group to improve the terms of a deal.

Balfour Beatty wins £75 million Highways Agency A63 Improvement Scheme in Hull

Balfour Beatty’s UK construction business has won the £75 million A63 Castle Street Hull improvement scheme for the Highways Agency under an Early Contractor Involvement (ECI) design and build contract.

Balfour's shares expected to fall sharply after Carillon merger talks called off

Balfour Beatty, the UK’s biggest construction company, has called off £3 billion merger talks to create a super-contractor with rival Carillion after just seven days.

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2017-05-31 13:33

The rate of Insurance Premium Tax (IPT) will rise by two per cent on June 1 to 12 per cent on all non-exempt transactions. Martin Bennison, managing director at construction finance firm Ultimate Finance, explains what this means for UK construction companies.

2017-05-25 08:41

Building Information Modelling (BIM) is growing in popularity and is now mandatory for centrally funded public-sector projects. Experts and the curious are gathering more and more frequently at dedicated congresses, exhibitions and workshops. Many people are now asking: Where does the UK stand on the issue of BIM and the digitisation of the construction industry?

2017-05-10 10:47

Opening site doors to more females is vital to plugging the construction skills gap, reports Claire Cameron

THE construction industry continues to be plagued by a well-documented skills gap with some suggesting the shortage could get worse before it gets better.

2017-05-08 14:27

If you work on a building site, are self-employed or have a zero-hours contract, you might be surprised to know you work in the ”gig economy”. This is the economy characterised by temporary work and irregular hours, pay and working conditions.

2017-03-29 10:31

Jeremy Gould, VP sales Europe, TomTom Telematics, discusses how technological developments in vehicle telematics have opened up new workflow management possibilities for the construction industry

2017-03-21 09:31

With the demand of oil increasing, it’s estimated that the Earth will reach its full capacity for oil consumption at some point within the next 20 years. This is despite the production of oil decreasing, and the construction industry is no exception to this, reports Niftylift.

2017-03-17 10:55

With construction firms leading the way in drone technology, Claire Cameron takes a closer look at how unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) can be used onsite

2017-03-07 16:20

While the physical safety of workers is prioritised on construction sites, mental health is often overlooked, reports Claire Cameron

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