Balfour Beatty awarded £35.5m construction contracts

Balfour Beatty has been appointed by City of York Council to construct a new £17m Park and Ride site and expand another.

The ‘Access for York’ project will aim to reduce traffic congestion through the creation of a new 600-vehicle facility at Poppleton Bar and the doubling in size of the Park and Ride at Askham Bar to 1100 spaces.

Balfour Beatty said it will construct the terminal buildings to the BREEAM ‘Very Good’ sustainability rating, and redevelop a former landfill site as part of the Askham Bar expansion, a designated Site of Importance to Nature Conservation.

In a separate news, Balfour Beatty today announced the award of the £18.5m Elephant & Castle leisure centre scheme for Southwark Council.

The Elephant and Castle Leisure Centre project will provide a new modern leisure facility on the site of the existing facility in South London’s Elephant and Castle district.

Designed in collaboration with Southwark Council the new three storey facility will include a 25m community swimming pool, a separate 12m learner pool incorporating a moveable floor, sauna and steam room facilities, gym, two studios, a spinning room and wet and dry changing facilities.