Balfour Beatty to close Lincolnshire office

Balfour Beatty is planning to close its Barton-upon-Humber office in North Lincolnshire, putting 26 jobs at risk. Consultation has started with staff at the office about redundancies and the option of relocating to Balfour’s Leeds office. Barton-upon-Humber is the former head office of Birse Plant Hire, which was incorporated into Balfour Beatty Civil Engineering in July 2006 following the acquisition of the Birse Group. The BPH plant operation will be unaffected by the closure. A Balfour spokesperson said: “We have spoken to employees in our Balfour Beatty Barton office, regarding a proposal to close the office and relocate to our existing Leeds office. “This is in order to reduce property overheads costs. There are 26 employees based in this office. “We haven’t yet entered into formal consultation with our employees on this proposal so it would be inappropriate to comment further. “Our BPH plant hire business which is on the same plot is unaffected.” We understand the move is a local change and not related to the ongoing KPMG review into Balfour which is due to report by the end of this year.

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