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Balfour Beatty scoops more US contracts

Balfour Beatty has won $449M (£250M) of new contracts in the US states of Virginia, South Carolina, Georgia, Texas and North Carolina.

In Virginia, Heery International has been awarded its second United States Air Force Multiple Award Task Order Contract (MATOC), for the complete renovation of Langley Air Force Base’s Hospital to an outpatient clinic. Located in Hampton, the $44M design and build contract is being co-ordinated through the Fort Worth District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Balfour Beatty Construction US has won three contracts also from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Fort Worth District. The $40M MATOC at Fort Jackson in South Carolina involves the renovation and replacement of barracks. At Fort Benning in Georgia, Balfour Beatty has won the $40M MATOC for the design and construction of new barracks to support Army infantry troops.

At Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas, where Balfour Beatty Communities manages the family housing on base, Balfour Beatty Construction has won a $48M contract to provide construction management and general contracting services for a new dormitory to house 1,200 airmen.

Balfour Beatty Construction US has won a number of other contracts recently. Also in Texas, it has secured the $60M design and build contract for the Hays County Government Complex, located in San Marcos, which includes the construction of new courts and administration buildings and associated infrastructure. The company has also been awarded $150M of work to provide general contracting services on the Las Colinas Entertainment Center located in Irving, Texas. In North Carolina, it has won a $42M design and build contract for the New Elementary and Middle School Complex in Fort Bragg from the Department of Defense, Education Association. The new facility will include a new gymnasium, auditorium, athletic fields and classroom building.

Balfour Beatty Construction is also working for the North Carolina Central University in Raleigh to build its $25M school of nursing. The project will include the relocation and restoration of an historic church, along with the construction of a three-storey facility with state-of-the-art classrooms, laboratory space, faculty offices and associated infrastructure.

Commenting today Balfour Beatty Chief Executive, Ian Tyler, said: “We are delighted to have secured these contracts. The US is an increasingly important part of the Group and this latest work demonstrates the depth and diversity of our US businesses.”

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