Mansell has promoted executive director Steve Waite to the post of managing director.

Waite, who has been at the contractor for 35 years, takes over from Mike Peasland next month. Peasland in turn takes over from Alistair Wivell, who is retiring from the post of group managing director of Balfour Beatty, Mansell’s parent.

Peasland will be responsible for Balfour Beatty’s building and building services group of companies, which have a combined turnover of £1.5bn.

Mansell has secured two significant public sector projects: a £7.8m contract from Hammersmith Hospitals NHS Trust for the development of radiotherapy services, and a £4.8m contract to refurbish the headquarters of the Greater Manchester police authority in Oldham.