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06.10.14

Balfour Beatty Rail to close Birmingham and Derby offices

Balfour Beatty Rail is to close its offices in Birmingham and Derby after the division failed to renew regional civils frameworks for Network Rail’s Control Period 5. 

The company told RTM that of the 31 staff in Birmingham, around half are expected to be redeployed. The remaining jobs are currently under consultation and Balfour Beatty is working with the employees to identify if suitable alternative roles can be found within Balfour Beatty Rail UK or in the wider Balfour Beatty Group. 

However, details of how many staff at Derby will be affected have not yet been confirmed. RTM was told the number affected would be smaller than in Birmingham. The proposed office closures are expected to take place by the end of January 2015. 

A Balfour Beatty Rail spokeswoman said: “Balfour Beatty Rail UK can confirm that we are currently in discussion with employees around the proposed closure of two offices, one in Derby and one in Birmingham. This is to enable us to work more closely with our customers. 

“The decision is a consequence of our Rail UK business not securing some regional civils frameworks for Network Rail’s Control Period 5. The rest of the Derby site is unaffected and will continue to be the base for other parts of Balfour Beatty.” 

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Terryk   07/10/2014 at 08:06

Balfour Beatty Rail started to go downhill soon after Keith Hampton and Rob Boulger left, the rabble that followed had no idea how to run a Rail Company

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