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Balfour to close Nottingham office

Balfour Beatty has confirmed plans to close its Nottingham office as it continues to reorganise in the Midlands.

The contractor said it was in consultation with about 30 staff, and was looking to redeploy them within the business where possible.

The announcement comes months after Balfour mooted the possible closure of an office in Birmingham along with relocation of some jobs from a Derby hub.

Balfour Beatty said in a statement today: “We remain committed to the East Midlands through our offices in Northampton and Solihull

“Our decision to close our Nottingham office was based on a review of our business and where likely construction opportunities exist. We are simply integrating our support operations into fewer offices.”

It insisted the move would not affect existing projects in the area.

Balfour Beatty Rail UK said in October it was in talks with employees about the closure of its Birmingham office as well as possible relocation of some jobs from a Derby base.

It said these proposed changes were to enable it to work more closely with its customers.

Balfour last week admitted its UK construction profit would take a further £70M hit, following a succession of financial bad news stories in the past year.

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