Balfour Beatty builds for the future with new £55m contract award
Balfour Beatty, the international infrastructure group, has been appointed by Forth Valley College to deliver the final phase of construction work to the new £55 million Falkirk campus in Grangemouth, Falkirk.
Balfour Beatty will be responsible for the construction of the 20,709 square metre Science and Engineering campus and its associated facilities, which on completion will become the Forth Valley College headquarters and house over 2,000 full-time students.
The company has utilised a range of its in-house capabilities, including mechanical and electrical engineering expertise and specialist geotechnical knowledge to meet the project’s requirements and provide the client with an integrated, sustainable design.
Hector Macaulay, Managing Director of Balfour Beatty’s regional business in Scotland, said: “This is another great win for our business in Scotland, and we are delighted to be able to provide over 2,000 students in Falkirk with a stimulating and exciting study environment.
“Throughout the project lifecycle, we will work closely with a variety of key community stakeholders including the Polmont Young Offenders Institution, Forth Valley Community Focus and The Engineering Trust to drive further benefit and deliver on our added social value promises.”
Works are due to commence this Autumn, and at construction peak will employ over 250 individuals including 18 apprenticeship positions and opportunities for 10 long term unemployed people.