Balfour signs Durham deal
Contractors Balfour Beatty and Wates have signed seven-year alliances with Durham council to handle all its construction and road work. The deal is expected to be worth up £140m.

Chilean prisons lure HLM
Architect HLM Design will work as lead designer and concept architect on three PFI prisons in Chile, worth more than £50m. The consortium leader is Sodexho.

Botes bags £12m Herts deal
South-east contractor Botes Building has won £20m of work in the last month, including a £12m deal to maintain buildings for Hertfordshire council. The firm has also won a £1.6m scheme to build a sports hall for Langdon school in east London.

Moss goes to work in Newport
Kier subsidiary Moss Construction has snapped up a £3.2m contract to build an office development in Newport, Gwent. The client is Robert Hitchins Properties.

Taunton firm invited to palace
Taunton construction management firm evenrange management has been awarded the contract to build a clubhouse at Hampton Court Palace Golf Club, in south-west London, by the club's operator, American Golf, under licence from Historic Royal Palaces.

Autumn windfall at Lakehouse
Lakehouse Contracts of Essex won £4.5m of contracts last month. This took the firm's turnover for the year to 30 September to £16.5m.

Birse wins £6m Prologis deal
Birse Logistics has secured a £6m contract from Prologis Developments to design and build a warehouse in Dartford, Kent. The scheme includes a two-storey office block.

Skanska bags movie contract
Skanska has landed a £13m deal to redevelop the Plaza cinema in London's West End for Chelsfield.