02/09/2016

£35m Perth Transport Futures contract award

Balfour Beatty has been awarded a £35 million contract by Perth and Kinross Council to deliver the first phase of the Perth Transport Futures Project, which will support growth in Scotland’s third fastest developing region.  The contract has been awarded under the Scape Group’s National Civil Engineering and Infrastructure Framework.

Balfour Beatty will create a new grade separated junction on the A9 dual carriageway as well as a new link road enabling access to development land to the west of the city. This is the first of four phases of the Perth Transport Futures project which aims to alleviate congestion, enhance accessibility to the city and unlock £500 million of economic growth for the local economy.

Balfour Beatty have worked in collaboration with Perth and Kinross Council under the Scape National Civil Engineering and Infrastructure framework since December 2015.  Early collaboration, including joint value engineering and risk workshops, has enabled Balfour Beatty to fully participate in the development of the scheme, mitigate risks and ultimately provide the Council with the most cost effective design.

We are really pleased to have been awarded this key contract and to be a part of the exciting development plans in Perth & Kinross. We have a vast wealth of experience in delivering significant highway infrastructure schemes across Scotland including locally on the A9, A90 and the M90.

– Hector Macaulay, Balfour Beatty Regional Managing Director, Scotland

“Through the Scape framework we have had the opportunity to collaborate with the Council at an early stage, and ultimately provide Perth and Kinross Council with price certainty and best value. Furthermore, delivery of this project will provide significant opportunities for local sub-contractors and suppliers, ensuring that the Perth and Kinross community not only benefits from greatly improved infrastructure, but also from the added economic benefit delivered through this scheme" added Hector.

The works are due to commence in September 2016, with completion expected in Spring 2019. The scheme will employ around 100 people and will provide a number of apprenticeship opportunities.

Scape Group Chief Executive commented, "Through our National Civil Engineering and Infrastructure framework, Balfour Beatty and Perth and Kinross Councils have already formed a close partnership and this will help to ensure a streamlined and efficient first phase of the Perth Transport Futures Project."

Through the framework, the council is investing in the local economy and delivering added value for local residents as well as new opportunities for local SMEs, further enhancing growth in this rapidly developing region.

– Mark Robinson, Scape Group Chief Executive

The works are due to commence in September 2016, with completion expected in Spring 2019. The scheme will employ around 100 people and will provide a number of apprenticeship opportunities.

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