Balfour Beatty’s US construction services business has signed a US $116 million (£70 million) programme to build a new comprehensive high school in Denton, Texas.
Over the last 14 years Balfour Beatty has constructed 49 educational facilities in partnership with Denton Independent School District, which covers the city of Denton and neighbouring towns in an area of 180 square miles.
In this latest, and 50th, contract Balfour Beatty will construct a high school with the capacity for 2,400 students and the potential to grow further. Significant energy-efficient lighting, heating, and water management features are being incorporated as well as rooms to withstand severe weather. The project is scheduled to complete in 2016.
Mark Layman, CEO of Balfour Beatty’s US Construction Services business, said: “Our long standing relationships in growth markets are critically important and we are proud to be working with the district once again, and applying the latest innovations in construction methodology and technology to deliver more efficient, cost effective buildings.”