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Balfour Beatty Ground Engineering lays new foundations with appointment of Jane Towse-Laval

Jane Towse-Laval, Director of Balfour Beatty Ground Engineering

Balfour Beatty Ground Engineering today announces the appointment of Jane Towse-Laval as Director of Balfour Beatty Ground Engineering, responsible for providing strategic leadership to the company’s portfolio of geotechnical projects across the UK.  

Having joined Balfour Beatty as a Graduate Engineer in 1988, Jane has spent over 30 years with the company playing a key role in the successful delivery of diaphragm walls, plunge columns and piling works across a number of prestigious projects including: Heathrow’s Terminal 2B; one of the largest regeneration projects in Europe – the One Nine Elms development; and Marble Arch Place.

Most recently, Jane held the position of Director of VolkerGround Engineering since 2018, leading its transformation from an internal support capability to a successful business in its own right.  

Returning to Balfour Beatty following her transformation of VolkerGround Engineering in the last year, Jane is testament to Balfour Beatty’s commitment to attracting, training and retaining market leading experts to offer customers the best capabilities whilst providing the quality leadership required to drive forward world-class projects.

Steve Helliwell, Managing Director of Balfour Beatty’s Living Places, Ground Engineering and Balvac businesses, said:

“I am delighted that Jane has decided to return to Balfour Beatty to provide strategic direction to our Ground Engineering business.

“Her extensive experience in delivering complex Ground Engineering solutions combined with her in-depth knowledge of the industry, will further strengthen our client relationships and reaffirm our position as a leading player in the sector.”

Jane Towse-Laval, Director of Balfour Beatty Ground Engineering, said:

“It is an honour to return to Balfour Beatty. Utilising the knowledge and skills I have honed at the company over the last 30 years, I look forward to further developing the business and delivering quality Ground Engineering projects for our customers.”

Balfour Beatty Ground Engineering is one of the UK’s leading specialist geotechnical contractors. With comprehensive piling and ground improvement capabilities, equipment and experience, it provides innovative solutions to support the delivery of iconic buildings such as the UK’s tallest building, The Shard; as well as the successful completion of the largest piling removal programme on record in the UK for the One Nine Elms development in Vauxhall, London.