Balfour wins 134m contract

Engineering firm Balfour Beatty yesterday said it has won two contracts in the education sector worth a total of £134m. Britain's biggest infrastructure contractor, which builds roads, railways and schools, has won a £77m contract to build new student accommodation at the University of Exeter, in the south west of Britain. And the company has also won contracts worth £57m in the county of Lincolnshire, on the British east coast.