Recent contracts wins in America include a New Hampshire prison, army accommodation, a casino and a hurricane resistant tower in Florida

Balfour Beatty’s US arm has announced £550m worth of new contracts.

Ian Tyler
Tyler: US annual revenues in excess of £1.75bn

Heery International has won a design and build contract for a 1,200-inmate prison in Berlin, New Hampshire. The scheme, which also includes housing, education and health facilities, will take around three years to build.

Balfour Beatty Construction LLC, formerly Centex Construction, has won two contracts for the US army worth about £100m, including a 675-home scheme at Fort Jackson in South Carolina and a 158-unit scheme at the US military academy at West Point in New York.

Other recent project announcements include the £90m ($180m) Pueblo of Pojoaque resort and casino, 12 miles north of Santa Fe in New Mexico; the $107 million Vanderbilt University Medical Centre in Nashville, Tennessee; and the £54m ($140m) 33-storey Atlantic Centre building in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, that city's first hurricane-resistant building, comprising Class A office space and a retail and restaurant complex.

Balfour Beatty Chief Executive, Ian Tyler, said he anticipated further growth: “We have a strong and growing presence, with annual revenues in excess of £1.75bn ($3.5bn), in selected building and infrastructure markets in the US, which offer us a variety of high-quality opportunities.”