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Hub South East adds Balfour Beatty to its Supply Chain

Hub South East Scotland Ltd is delighted to announce that that Balfour Beatty is joining its supply chain as a third Tier 1 Construction Contractor, further strengthening its offering which already includes Morrison and BAM Construction.

Hub South East has successfully delivered more than 80 new or refurbished facilities for public sector clients in the Lothians and Borders but, as a true development partner, it goes well beyond bricks and mortar. Hub South East provides strategic partnering services promoting placemaking, progress towards net-zero carbon and a local focus upon social and economic gain. Its developments support service integration and utilise a whole life cost approach, encouraging the achievement of aspirational government targets through innovation.

The Hub programme is ideally placed to deliver the recommendations of the National Infrastructure Commission and, given the potential future pipeline opportunities that lie ahead, an additional Tier 1 construction partner has been brought on board to further strengthen its capability.

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 said:

“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.

“A recent independent impact assessment of the Hub programme concluded that, in the 10 years since its inception, it has delivered successful outcomes in relation to partnership working, project delivery and added value. 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 added:

“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.”


Hub South East Scotland

Hub South East is one of five Hubs across Scotland. Since 2010 we have been working with local authorities, health boards and emergency services in our area (the Lothians and Scottish Borders) to successfully develop, deliver and maintain community infrastructure. From schools and libraries to health centres and hospitals, our projects demonstrate value for money and deliver community benefits, whilst supporting a strong, local supply chain.

We Support – Providing strategic partnering services to help clients achieve national objectives.

We Deliver – Developing, constructing and maintaining high quality, value for money, modern facilities.

We Collaborate – Sharing best practice across the territory and with Scotland’s other four Hub companies.

We Innovate – Working with our clients and supply chain to provide innovative solutions and influence future design.

Hub South East has three Tier 1 contractors – Morrison Construction, BAM Construction and Balfour Beatty.

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Balfour Beatty

Balfour Beatty has been operating in Scotland for over a century. Today, the company employs 2,000 people across Scotland and works with a supply chain that includes a substantial proportion of local businesses.

  • Balfour Beatty is committed to delivering on its principle of added social value in Scotland. We work closely with our customers to deliver real, tangible social value to the communities in which we operate.
  • Significant projects in the Company’s current portfolio include the £70 million Edinburgh Futures Institute, the £37 million contract to deliver two community hospital facilities in Scotland on behalf of hub North Scotland, the £60 million University of Strathclyde’s Learning and Teaching Hub, the £37 million Institute for Regeneration and Repair for the University of Edinburgh, the £25.7 million contract to renovate the historic Union Terrace Gardens in Aberdeen, the £16 million Glasgow Queen Street Station Redevelopment for Network Rail and A9 Dualling Luncarty to Pass of Burnham for Transport Scotland.
  • The company’s construction business recently completed the Forth Valley College’s Falkirk Campus, the Gatty Marine building for the University of St Andrews, Perth Futures Trust Phase 1, Dundee Train Station Redevelopment and the Prince & Princess Wales Hospice and Radisson Red Hotel, both located in Glasgow.

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