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Balfour Beatty Engineering Services Ltd

Intelligent building infrastructure with bespoke network video surveillance solution

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Balfour Beatty Engineering Services Ltd (BBESL) delivers unparalleled expert knowledge in mechanical and electrical engineering. As part of the Balfour Beatty Group, BBESL have revenues of £550 million and a workforce of 3,500 highly skilled and motivated employees. Balfour Beatty Group embraces the very latest technology to offer a unique blend of services from three specialist divisions: Building Services, Engineering Construction and Power, all supported by the resources of an international construction and engineering group.

Business Challenge
BBESL relocated its Head Office, Projects Unit and Scotland West Operations to Hillington Park, Glasgow in 2008.

BBESL required a unified communications system to operate throughout its new premises. The purpose built, energy efficient Lumina and Lounsdale buildings required an intelligent network to converge:

  • Voice
  • Video
  • Data
  • Mobile Applications’

Insightful Solution
Boston Networks Ltd installed a Brand Rex Category 6 cabling infrastructure to support the communication requirements for the new BBESL buildings. Working in partnership with BBESL from the planning stages through to delivery, Boston Networks enabled the installation of the end-to-end unified communications system. Through such a collaborative approach Boston Networks were able to bring real value to the initial project brief with the addition of critical services. These included the design and installation of a bespoke IP CCTV solution.


BBESL are estimated to save approximately six figures over the coming years through the adoption of such a sophisticated and converged network.

The network has already delivered real time benefits through the creation of a dynamic and collaborative working environment within BBESL’s new premises. Through the use of the cutting-edge, unified solution BBESL personnel are able to quickly reach the correct resource thus increasing business productivity across the board.

Furthermore, the IP CCTV system installed operates internally and externally – 24/7. Using megapixel camera technology and sophisticated software BBESL benefit from superior image resolution and can continuously monitor the buildings both on-site and remotely.

Client Testimony

Boston Networks supplied Balfour Kilpatrick Limited (now Balfour Beatty Engineering Services Limited) with an end to end unified communications solution at our new UK headquarters, including Cat 6 structured cabling, Cisco LAN switching, Cisco wireless LAN, Cisco IP telephony and an IP CCTV solution throughout our Lumina & Lounsdale buildings. Boston Networks delivered the project within the required timescales and provided us with a quality solution to meet our ever changing business needs”.

John Foster, Head of IT, Balfour Beatty Engineering Services Limited


Purpose Built Energy Efficient Building


IP Security System

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