Construction Enquirer News Balfour joins BAM and Morrison as Tier 1 contractors

Hub South East Scotland Ltd has confirmed that Balfour Beatty is joining its supply chain as a third Tier 1 contractor joining Morrison and BAM Construction.

The public sector development partner started the hunt for a third major contractor for schemes in Scotland at the start of this year.

Hub South East said: “The appointment of Balfour Beatty follows a comprehensive selection process which involved representatives from public sector clients and the Scottish Futures Trust and means there are now three high quality, innovative and experienced Tier 1 Contractors available to assist Hub South East in achieving its ambitions.”

Paul McGirk, Hub South East’s Chief Executive added:  “As we emerge from the Covid-19 pandemic, it’s likely that social infrastructure will become an engine for rebuilding the economy. The need for investment in this area will be more apparent than ever and, in the Hub programme, Government and local public sector partners have the perfect vehicle for implementing that investment.

“Our approach is focussed on building strong relationships, increasing efficiency, raising quality, championing innovation, and continually improving our performance.

“As a well-respected contractor, with experience in other Hubs across Scotland, Balfour Beatty demonstrated a commitment to our shared values and partnership ethos and we’re looking forward to working with the team.

“Strong relationships with our supply chain members are fundamental to Hub South East’s continued success and I am confident that this new appointment will be an excellent addition to our already strong offering, helping us to achieve our aim of being the development partner of choice for our public sector clients.”

Hector MacAulay MBE, Managing Director of Balfour Beatty’s Regional Scotland construction business said: “We are delighted to be supporting Hub South East in delivering public sector infrastructure across the region.

“We look forward to building on our wealth of expertise and experience in providing first class facilities, whilst also continuing to prioritise the communities in which we operate; providing numerous local employment and supply chain opportunities.”

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