Balfour Beatty revives Kilpatrick brand


Balfour Beatty is combining its Engineering Services and Engineering Construction businesses to create Balfour Beatty Kilpatrick.

Balfour Beatty Kilpatrick managing director Simon Lafferty
Above: Balfour Beatty Kilpatrick managing director Simon Lafferty

Balfour Kilpatrick was merged with Haden Young in 2009 to form Balfour Beatty Engineering Services (BBES).

The new Balfour Beatty Kilpatrick is £300m-revenue M&E contracting business with a direct workforce of 2,200 across the UK. Back in 2009, the old BBES had 3,500 employees.

Balfour Beatty Kilpatrick is led by managing director Simon Lafferty, reporting to Balfour Beatty’s UK Construction Services managing director, Dean Banks.

Dean Banks said: “The mechanical and electrical engineering sector is dynamic and requires breadth and depth of expertise, quality of delivery and significant capability. This move ensures we can fully leverage the huge experience and unrivalled scale we have within Balfour Beatty.”

Simon Lafferty added: “This move will deliver real benefits for our customers as well as ensuring that we continue to attract and retain the best talent across our industry by offering exceptional and diverse opportunities to work across our sectors.

“Balfour Beatty Kilpatrick will be one of the largest organisations of its type in the UK, offering a range of services and capabilities unique in the mechanical and electrical market.”

Balfour Beatty Kilpatrick’s capabilities span the nuclear, power, infrastructure, process and defence, transport, healthcare, education, residential and commercial sectors. It will offer additional capabilities through its in-house modular manufacturing facility, Modular Systems+, and its industrial mechanical pipe fabrication facility.

 The company’s current contract portfolio includes works on the Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carriers project, Urenco’s Tails Management Facility project, Crossrail’s Woolwich and Whitechapel stations, the Gatwick Airport Framework and three major projects within the Nuclear Decommissioning Agency’s Sellafield site. The company also has preferred bidder status for the Hinkley Point C nuclear power station main electrical package.




This article was published on 26 Aug 2016 (last updated on 26 Aug 2016).

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