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Balfour Beatty lands contract for US science HQ

18 Jun 14 Balfour Beatty has won a US$156m (£93m) design and build contract for the National Science Foundation’s new headquarters in Arlington, Virginia.

image by the Hoffman Company
image by the Hoffman Company

The National Science Foundation is an independent federal agency that promotes the progress of science, and funds scientific, mathematical and computer science research conducted by colleges and universities across the US.

The Class-A office and retail building in the city of Alexandria has been commissioned by Lowes Enterprises Real Estate Group on behalf of the foundation. It will consist of two adjoined towers of 14 and 19 storeys and will include ground-floor retail space with three levels of below-ground parking. Construction is scheduled to complete in 2017.

Executive chairman Steve Marshall said: “This appointment is further evidence of a recovering market in the US where we have a good pipeline of work and opportunities. Last year we streamlined the US construction business and established a national capability centre to share best practice to help us maximise opportunities such as this. We look forward to constructing a world-class building for the National Science Foundation.”

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