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Balfour Beatty lands £293m US Air Force deal

Balfour Beatty has been selected to construct and manage 4,761 new homes for the American military in a £293 million ($470m) deal announced by the United States Air Force.

Balfour Beatty Communities has been selected as the preferred bidder for a  50-year project to deliver the long-term development and management of housing units at six air force bases.

The announcement broadens the geographic presence of Balfour Beatty Communities throughout the US and increases the group’s military housing footprint to 53 military installations in 25 states and Washington DC.

Balfour Beatty Chief Executive, Ian Tyler, said: “We are delighted to have been selected on such a prestigious project. Balfour Beatty Communities continues to lead in the US PPP military accommodation market with a high quality portfolio of ongoing concessions.”

Balfour Beatty Construction US will build the new homes at bases in North Dakota, South Dakota, Idaho and New Mexico by 2018, with the ongoing maintenance of the properties managed by Balfour Beatty Communities.

Among its recent US contract wins was a £137m award by the County of San Diego for a two-phase contract for design-build services to construct the county’s new Women’s Detention Facility in Santee, California.

In the UK, the contractor has picked up a £290m award from Scottish Hydro Electric Transmission to replace the electricity transmission line between Beauly and Wharry Burn, 20km north of Denny while Balfour Beatty Rail was awarded the £50m contract to carry out track remodelling as part of the London Bridge station redevelopment.

See CNInsight for full details on Balfour Beatty contract wins, bids and strategy.

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