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Balfour Beatty unveils new structure

Balfour Beatty has completed an internal restructure that will see its Construction Services UK division cut from six separate companies into one business.

Major names going include Dean & Dyball and Balfour Beatty Major Civil Engineering as the UK construction business focuses on three areas - major projects, regional and engineering services (see box).

Back office functions, such as HR, finance, procurement and IT will be integrated into one business with the new structure coming into force on 1 January 2013.

Retained brands include Balfour Beatty Ground Engineering and Balfour Beatty Engineering Services. Birse Civils and Raynesway Construction will also be retained for specific civil engineering customers while Mansell and OPL will remain as names for regional building and interior fit out capabilities respectively.

Construction Services UK chief executive officer Mike Peasland said 2013 will be a “pivotal year” for the firm.

“Our transformed structure will help us to realise our four strategic priorities; engaging our people, becoming partner of choice, building on our trusted brand and achieving operational excellence,” said Peasland. “We’re looking forward to offering an even better service to our customers, partners, employees and the wider society for whom we build.”

  • Major Projects – focused on larger projects aligned to chosen sectors including power and transportation. It will be led by managing director Bob Clark supported by executive director Stephen Tarr.
  • Regional – delivering flexible civil engineering and construction services from regional hubs and UK-wide local delivery units, aligned to chosen sectors. It will be led by managing director Steve Waite and executive director Rob Walker.
  • Engineering Services – providing mechanical and electrical services across all regions in chosen sectors. It will be by executive director Dave Donaldson supported by managing director Phil McGuire.

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