Tyne & Wear

Construction firm brings 200 jobs to Newcastle

Construction giant Balfour Beatty is creating 200 jobs in Newcastle with a new customer support centre.

The firm said the Quorum Business Park site would provide central accounting, payroll and buying services.

A company spokesman said a 10-year lease had been taken on the 41,000 sq ft complex, which would be operational early next year.

He said Newcastle was chosen because of the availability of a "skilled and flexible workforce".

Ian Dawson, who will head the new operation, added: "We have already started recruiting for the centre, both from Balfour Beatty and in the local area.

"When the centre is up and running early next year, we will have a dedicated and highly motivated team delivering an excellent service to our customers."

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