Balfour Beatty will retain its Northampton office after staff fought off the contractor’s plans for its closure

Balfour Beatty

As Building reported last month, Balfour Beatty had been planning to close the office, putting 120 jobs at risk, as part of an ongoing review of the viability of its regional UK construction business, which followed a £50m profit warning in April.

This came after an earlier announcement that it would close offices in Dartford, Rochdale and Doncaster, with around 200 jobs at risk.

However, staff at the Northampton office drew-up alternative plans in a bid to keep the office open.

Today Balfour Beatty confirmed that the contractor had now resolved to keep the office.

The firm declined to comment further.

Last year Balfour Beatty announced a major restructure of its UK operations, which saw the number of regional offices cut from 75 to 37, six operating companies reduced one and around 650 job losses.