Balfour Beatty wins £34m extension of highways maintenance contract in UK
August 02, 2019 – Balfour Beatty Living Places has secured a £34m extension of the Warwickshire Highways Maintenance contract from Coventry City Council, Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council and Warwickshire County Council.
As part of the contract, Balfour Beatty Living Places will continue working closely with the three councils to offer a variety of specialist services such as winter maintenance works and installation of new energy-efficient street lighting in Warwickshire.
The contract extension exemplifies Balfour Beatty’s commitment to providing key maintenance work to schedule across the boroughs.
It is the second extension of the original seven-year contract and will see the collaborative partnership running into Spring 2025. The award is claimed to be the result of an effective asset management, offering value for money.
Balfour Beatty Living Places managing director Steve Helliwell said: “We have significant expertise and experience in delivering highways maintenance schemes with this second contract extension testament to the quality of the works, added value and innovative approaches we deliver for local authorities across the UK.
“We look forward to continuing our close working relationship with the three Councils over the next 12 months, to benefit the local community and travelling public for years to come.”
Warwickshire County councillor Jeff Clarke, Portfolio Holder for Transport and Planning, said: “Warwickshire County Council wants communities to be supported by excellent transport infrastructure and the highway network is one of the council’s most valuable assets, so it is vital that it is efficiently maintained.
“This extension of our contract with Balfour Beatty Living Places will help us to continue our successful and long-term partnership with them and enable us to carry on delivering innovation and added value to our highway maintenance works.
“Balfour Beatty Living Places, through excellent performance, have achieved all of their Key Performance Indicators, so we have granted this new extension to them to continue managing our highway services to the usual high standards expected by our residents
“This contract will continue to be used by Warwickshire County Council to deliver all of its highway maintenance requirements.”
Earlier this month, Balfour Beatty secured a £37m contract to build two community hospital facilities in Scotland on behalf of hub North Scotland, Badenoch & Strathspey Community Hospital and Health Care Centre in Aviemore and the Skye, Lochalsh and South West Ross Community Hospital at Broadford on Skye.
The company will build two 24-bed facilities, which will offer in-patient and X-ray services for the community in Skye and an urgent care facility, GP practice, in-patient and Scottish Ambulance Service facility in Aviemore.
The company was appointed as the main contract to deliver the works following the collaboration with hub North Scotland during the 18-month preconstruction phase, offering a cost-effective and high-quality design solution.