Balfour and Kier win defence deal

Infrastructure group Balfour Beatty and construction firm Kier yesterday unveiled a £121m joint venture contract to construct a new technical training college at the former RAF Lyneham airbase in Wiltshire for the Ministry of Defence. Works on the new Army, Royal Navy and Royal Air Force combined training facility will commence on the site early next year and are due for completion in the autumn of 2015.