Balfour Beatty to build Florida uni accommodation

Balfour Beatty has exchanged contracts on the US$123m (£82m) Florida Atlantic University (FAU) student accommodation PPP project.

Balfour Beatty to sell interests in two UK PPP concessions

Balfour Beatty has announced that it has agreed the sale of a 23.9% interest in the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary PPP concession and of its entire 50% interest in the Aberdeen Waste Water PPP concession, both to funds managed by AMP Capital Investors Limited, the Australian wealth management company, for an aggregate consideration of £24.3m.

Balfour Beatty post strong results

Balfour Beatty said underlying pretax profit in 2009 rose 7% to £267m compared with last year.

Balfour Beatty appointed preferred bidder for £250m PPP Coventry street lighting deal

Balfour Beatty has been appointed as preferred bidder for Coventry City Council’s £250m PPP street lighting contract.

Balfour Beatty takes £195m Hong Kong road contract

Balfour Beatty’s Asian joint venture Gammon Construction has scooped a £195m contract to carry out a highway widening scheme in Hong Kong.

Mansell scoops contract to enhance 44 London Overground stations

Balfour Beatty subsidiary Mansell has won a contract to enhance 44 existing North London and SoutLondonOvergroundhern region station facilities for London Overground Rail Operations.

Balfour Beatty snaps up Multibuild assets

Balfour Beatty has acquired Multibuild Hotels and Leisure and Multibuild Interiors for £1.9m.

Mansell lands £6.3m Harris Academy deal

Balfour Beatty subsidiary Mansell has won a £6.3m contract to build a two-storey teaching and infill block at Harris City Academy in South London.

Balfour Beatty closes the deal on £450m BSF

Balfour Beatty has reached financial close on the £450m Blackburn with Darwen and Bolton Councils Building Schools for the Future (BSF) programme.

Balfour Beatty wins £600m AMP 5 contracts

Balfour Beatty has been awarded two AMP 5 capital programme contracts with United Utilities and Anglian Water worth a total of £600m.

Balfour Beatty takes St Ambrose college

Balfour Beatty has been appointed preferred bidder by Trafford Council to build the new St Ambrose Voluntary Aided College.

Balfour Beatty's Gammon Construction scoops £180m of new deals

Balfour Beatty’s Hong Kong subsidiary Gammon Construction has won two new contracts worth £180m.

Balfour Beatty buys Strata Construction for £10.3m

Balfour Beatty has acquired Strata Construction, a Doncaster-based company specialising in the construction of affordable housing, for a cash consideration of £10.3m.

Balfour Beatty bags education contracts

Balfour Beatty has won education sector contracts worth a combined £191m.

Balfour Beatty appoints non-executive director

Balfour Beatty has appointed former Tate & Lyle chief executive Iain Ferguson as a non-executive director, effective from 1 January 2010.

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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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