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of 66 Queen Street, London, EC.
1914 Electrical engineers, contractors and managers of electrical undertakings. Employees 50 permanent. .
The company secured several important contracts, including the Lochaber hydro-electric power scheme involving the cutting of a 15-mile tunnel, passing under Ben Nevis, from Loch Treig.
1957 Subsidiary of Power Securities Corporation Ltd, at its 34th annual meeting recognised Balfour, Beatty and Co as its principal income producing subsidiary which covered a wide range of construction industry activities; other subsidiaries were Tersons Ltd, Stent Precast Concrete Ltd, Metropolitan Construction Co Ltd, Duncan Watson (Electrical Engineers) Ltd, James Kilpatrick and Son Ltd.
1975 Name changed to Balfour Beatty Ltd.
1979 Balfour Beatty Group had 4 operating subsidiaries:
1981 Built the Pitlochry By-Pass - see images - (designed by Jamieson MacKay and Partners)
2000 Parent company, BICC, having sold its cable operations, renamed the company Balfour Beatty.
2009 Acquired Parsons Brinckerhoff