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  This week (Monday 27th March – Saturday 1st April) Balfour Beatty welcomes members of the public to its construction sites across the UK to support Build UK’s Open Doors event. This popular annual event welcomes members of the public from all age ranges and professions including students, those seeking guidance on alternative career paths and those who are interested in the built environment, to visit a construction site in

FM News Post Brexit skills Balfour Beatty

Leo Quinn, Balfour Beatty Group Chief Executive and founder of The 5% Club, has called for the construction industry to play its part in addressing the skills crisis post-Brexit. Founded three years ago, The 5% Club seeks to have its member companies pledge to achieving at least 5% of their employee base consist of apprentices, sponsored students or graduate trainees within 5 years of joining, demonstrating their commitment to training

Gateshead Powerhouse Balfour Beatty

Balfour Beatty, the international infrastructure group, has completed construction of one of the North East region’s first energy centres in Gateshead, which will generate and supply heat and power for homes, businesses and public buildings across Gateshead Town Centre.   The innovative scheme, called the Gateshead District Energy Centre, will provide locals with cheaper power and heat whilst also reducing demand on the national grid. Balfour Beatty constructed this complex

Balfour Beatty BIM4 Highways

Balfour Beatty, the international infrastructure group, welcomed over 70 industry specialists to its head office in Canary Wharf, London, last week to launch the BIM4 Highways Group which will look to understand the benefits and challenges of implementing BIM (Building Information Modelling) Level 2 in the Road and Highways sectors.  The launch saw discussion of the group’s mission, activities undertaken so far and goals for 2017 and beyond. It also

Balfour Beatty M3 Bridge

This weekend, Balfour Beatty, the international infrastructure group, demolished the Woodlands Lane Bridge which stretches the M3 motorway between junctions 2 and 3, in Windlesham, Surrey, marking the first phase of works to replace the integral bridge. An option to strengthen the existing bridge was considered before the decision was taken to demolish and rebuild it.   The demolition of the concrete bridge forms part of a wider £174 million

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Last week, Balfour Beatty saw ten of its apprentices and trainees receive the Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (DofE). The apprentices collected their prestigious award from Alan Hinkes OBE, on behalf of HRH The Duke of Edinburgh at St James’ Palace.   The DofE Award aims to inspire and transform the lives of those under the age of 25 and involves a number of activities, including volunteering in the local

Connect Plus Considerate Companay

Connect Plus Services (CPS) has been awarded the top prize in the 2016 Considerate Constructors Scheme National Company Awards, by being recognised as the Most Considerate Company 2016. The highways maintenance consortium, which consists of international infrastructure group Balfour Beatty, Atkins and Egis Road Operation UK, was named Most Considerate Company at the awards ceremony which took place on 11 November at the Four Seasons Hotel in London. The annual

Balfour Beatty Living Places signs the Heavy Goods Vehicle Code of Conduct in Cambridgeshire

Balfour Beatty Living Places has signed the Heavy Goods Vehicle (HGV) Code of Conduct for all commercial vehicles travelling through Cambridgeshire.   The Code of Conduct ensures that all of the company’s HGV vehicles will avoid passing through villages wherever possible and will reduce the number of heavy HGVs on Cambridgeshire’s roads. The company’s supply chain partners will also adhere to the Code of Conduct. The commitment also sets out

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Balfour Beatty, the international infrastructure group, welcomed the Minister for Employment, Damien Hinds, to its Pipe Fabrication Facility in Bromborough yesterday. The Minister’s visit, to announce the latest labour market statistics, comes at a time when the company has significantly increased its mechanical and electrical workforce across the North West of England.   Over the last six months the workforce at the company’s Bromborough North West delivery unit has increased

Balfour Beatty industrial Growth

Balfour Beatty, the international infrastructure group, today publishes its paper  ‘The Industrial Strategy – a Vision for Growth’.   The paper is available to read here. Drawing on Balfour Beatty’s significant experience and insight into the relationship between infrastructure investment and regeneration and economic growth, the paper welcomes the proposal to create a ‘modern’ industrial strategy. It concludes that, with industrial policy likely to be significantly impacted by the UK’s decision to