Leading international infrastructure group, Balfour Beatty, is celebrating after its Managing Agent Contract (MAC) for a road project was extended.
The £36 million project extension for the M1-A1 Link Road means that the company will look after the operations and maintenance on the development up until March 2026.
Linking Lofthouse to Bramham, the 18-mile motorway is situated between the M1 and the M62.
Balfour Beatty will provide services including technical inspections, routine maintenance and network management.
The company will also be responsible for lifecycle maintenance and asset management of the road, with pavements, highway lighting, road marking and other structures all under the care of Balfour Beatty.
The contract extension has been awarded on behalf of Connect Roads, who is a customer for Highways England, and Balfour Beatty’s Highways Director for Major Projects, Phil Clifton, believes this contract reiterates the Group’s strength in the transport sector.
He said: “I’m delighted that we have been chosen to continue to maintain this vital route on behalf of Connect Roads; it is a testament to our dedication to providing and maintaining a safe road network across Britain for road users, on behalf of Highways England.
“This contract extension is another clear indication of the strength of Balfour Beatty’s proven highways asset management capabilities.”
It has been a busy few days for the Group; today also saw confirmation that it has sold its share in Blackpool Airport.
The company previously owned 95% of the airport. This is now under the ownership of Blackpool Council, with Balfour Beatty receiving a total of £4.25 million.
A spokesperson said that this sale “further simplifies the portfolio, in line with the Group’s strategy.”
Additionally, the Group also announced another £10 million contract, awarded by Chiltern District Council to extend a multi-storey car park in Amersham town centre.
This contract, which will see a new five-storey facility produced, was procured through the Scape National Civil Engineering and Infrastructure framework.