One million accident free man-hours worked on the M25 Junction 12 to 15 Widening and M25 Spur road into Heathrow Airport has prompted the UK’s leading road builder, Balfour Beatty Civil Engineering, to donate £1,000 to Accident and Emergency services at Ashford and St. Peter’s Hospitals NHS Trust.

Presenting the cheque to the hospitals Peter Anderson, Balfour Beatty Project Director for the M25 project, said: “Balfour Beatty has an excellent safety record. There were no major accidents on the M25 Widening for a significant period of time and it seemed only fitting, therefore, that we should celebrate 1,000,000 (one million) accident free working hours by making a donation to the local A&E department, to help with their important work when accidents do occur.”

Receiving the money Jean Haire, Nursing Services Manager in A&E, said: “We are very grateful for this money and have already bought a digital pulse oxometre. This will enable us to monitor the blood pressure and oxygen levels of patients when they are brought into A&E. With the M25 widening project right on our doorstep we know what an enormous undertaking it has been so it’s good news that the project was accident free for one million working hours.”

The Highways Agency awarded the £148 million contract to widen the M25 between Junction 12 (the M3 Interchange) and Junction 15 (the M4 Interchange) to Balfour Beatty in 2003. The contract also includes the construction of the M25 Spur Road into Heathrow Airport. The project began in early 2004 and is due to be completed by the end of this year. Balfour Beatty has a substantial amount of successful experience of working in the south-west quadrant of the M25 in terms of both original construction and subsequent widening. It was responsible for the original construction of the southern end of the Junctions 12-15 segment and, subsequently, for its widening in the late 1980s.


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