Balfour Beatty announced today that its subsidiary, Mansell, has been awarded the first construction phase, under a masterplan contract, to redevelop accommodation facilities for United States Air Force staff and their families at RAF Lakenheath in Suffolk.
The £14.5 million project has been awarded under the Framework Partnering Contract to replace USAF housing stock at Lakenheath with 89 new dwellings.
The £1.3 million design work for phases 2 and 3, which will have a combined construction value of £53 million, is already under way, with the entire project for 606 new dwellings likely to have an overall value of £127 million once completed.
“Mansell has made excellent progress since it became part of the Balfour Beatty Group at the end of 2003,” commented Balfour Beatty Chief Executive, Ian Tyler. “Its order book has grown by 35% to £438 million since it joined the Group, its position in the fast-growing social housing market has been further strengthened and the work coming through its long-term framework agreements with blue chip customers has continued to expand.”