Balfour Beatty wins University of Manchester contract

The international infrastructure firm, Balfour Beatty has been awarded a £287 million contract to build the new Engineering Department at The University of Manchester. The contract represents one of the largest capital developments ever undertaken by a UK higher education institution and is significant in terms of the research and development work that will now take place there. The UK Government has been discussing the importance of research in its new 'Industrial Strategy' revealed this week.