International construction company Balfour Beatty has secured a five-year civils contract worth up to £50 million from Network Rail.
The deal covers ‘reactive building and civils’, meaning that Balfour Beatty will be required to execute rail infrastructure repairs and projects along the Great Western route from London to Penzance at short notice.
As a result of the award win, Balfour Beatty is planning to open a new office in the Swindon area.
It said that the contract will employ a workforce of eight – six members of staff and two graduates.
Balfour Beatty’s managing director for rail Mark Bullock said: “This contract award is testament to the strength of Balfour Beatty’s relationship with Network Rail and our ability to deliver at short notice a range of reactive work from track through to buildings and general infrastructure repair.
“I am pleased that Balfour Beatty has been entrusted to ensure the safe and efficient operation of one of the most important parts of the UK rail network.”
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