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Balfour Beatty scoops £373m US work

Balfour Beatty’s American building arm won work totalling up to $560 million (£373 million).

In Dallas, a Balfour Beatty Construction US joint venture has secured a deal to manage construction of the new hospital for the Parkland Health & Hospital System.

The 1.9 million-sq ft facility will replace the existing 55-year old hospital, which when complete will be the largest hospital building in Dallas. 

The Story text.2 billion (£760 million) programme will include a new, 862-bed acute care hospital, separate clinic building, office building, parking structures and other support facilities.

Balfour Beatty’s share of the work will be approximately 50 million (£158 million).

Construction is scheduled to begin in early 2011 and complete in 2014.

Balfour Beatty has secured a contract with The Dallas Museum of Natural History to serve as construction manager for the new $80 million (£50 million) Perot Museum of Nature and Science in Dallas.

The new 150,000-sq ft museum is scheduled to break ground in autumn 2009 and be complete in early 2012.

Balfour Beatty, in joint venture with Walton Construction, has been selected by the US Army Corps of Engineers to provide preconstruction and construction services for a replacement hospital in Kansas.

The project includes a 263,000 sq ft hospital, a 289,000-sq ft clinic, a central energy plant, an ambulance garage and supporting facilities to be completed in spring 2012.

Pending finalisation of the construction contract in autumn 2009, Balfour Beatty’s share of the project will be approximately 30 million (£145 million).