Balfour Beatty nets five-year £50m contract for Network Rail repair work

Balfour Beatty has been awarded a five-year Reactive Building and Civils Contract by Network Rail for rail infrastructure repairs and projects along the Great Western route from London to Penzance.

The £50m deal will require the group to carry out works at short notice and in order to service the contract, Balfour Beatty will open a new office in the Swindon area. It will employ a workforce of eight, six members of staff and an additional two graduates.

Mark Bullock, Balfour Beatty’s managing director for Rail and Utilities, 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.”

The latest announcement comes just weeks after the rail organisation awarded the infrastructure group a seven-year contract worth in excess of £115m for the supply, operation and maintenance of a fleet of 13 track maintenance vehicles, to carry out track maintenance across two of the its busiest routes.

The deal will see Balfour Beatty supply its ‘on-track machines’ or ‘tampers’ to deliver tamping shifts across Anglia and South-East routes, which are amongst the most heavily utilised parts of the UK rail network.

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