Balfour Beatty win $533m Texas campus project

Balfour Beatty has continued its run of contract wins in America by signing a $533m deal to renovate and expand the Texas Medical Centre campus in Houston.

The Memorial Hermann Healthcare System (MHHS) involves building a 17-storey hospital, implementing a building control system for the entire campus and ensuring all hospital services function fully throughout the four year construction timeframe.

The new Hermann Pavilion 2 hospital will provide the Texas Medical Centre with 24 additional operating theatres, further emergency rooms and intensive care wards, 160 patient beds and six floors to further expand wards and operating facilities. 

The aim is to connect building controls and fire alarm systems to one platform for the entire campus, and thereby improve MHHS’s overall control of systems and deliver significant energy savings.

Mark Layman, the chief executive of Balfour’s US arm, said: "This latest programme is a response to increasing healthcare needs as the population of the Houston area grows. 

"A project of this complexity requires state-of-the-art construction methodology to ensure the ongoing health services are not disrupted. 

"We will use the latest construction techniques, pre-fabricate off-site as much as possible and use digital technology to deliver this project efficiently."

Balfour Beatty has previously won contracts in Texas. Balfour have also chosen troubleshooter Leo Quinn as its new UK construction Chief Executive.

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