Balfour Beatty Expands its Operations in Tampa Bay, Florida

by Balfour Beatty

September 25, 2023

TAMPA, F.L. – Balfour Beatty is expanding its leading construction operations into the Tampa Bay area offering specialized and expert services to deliver premier projects along Florida’s Gulf Coast. As part of the company’s Buildings team in Florida, the Tampa Bay office supports Balfour Beatty’s business development strategy of growing its national footprint within key market sectors including multifamily and mixed-use, hospitality and attractions, aviation, civic and municipal and higher education.

Established in 1993, Balfour Beatty’s legacy business in Florida has steadily grown its presence in the state’s southern, central and northern regions, building long-lasting, trusted relationships and delivering service excellence to clients. The company’s Tampa Bay team complements its Florida operations in Orlando, Fort Lauderdale and Jacksonville, which leverage its local experience and industry partnerships for projects such as Jacksonville International Airports (JIA) terminal expansions, Broward County Convention Center and Hotel expansion, Terra and Turnberry’s Grand Hyatt Miami Beach Convention Center Hotel, Lake Nona Wave Hotel, and Related Group’s Icon Marina Village. Balfour Beatty’s Florida operations are ranked No. 5 in the state by Engineering News-Record’s (ENR) Top Contractors list.

The company’s Tampa Bay office is overseen by local Market Leader, Scott Kimpel who brings more than 30 years of construction industry experience. Throughout his career he has led teams in the delivery of large, complex projects across the U.S. with a focus on providing superior construction management services to clients, fostering strong relationships with the local subcontractor community and leveraging his hands-on approach to planning and execution.

“It is an exciting time to be a part of the local contracting industry,” said Scott. “The Tampa Bay area, as well as many other geographies in the state, is experiencing exponential development within key market sectors which Balfour Beatty specializes in. As a team with a well-established history in Florida, expert experience across various sectors and tenured relationships with the local subcontracting community, Balfour Beatty looks forward to working with our clients to deliver essential projects that support economic growth and development in Tampa Bay.”

Balfour Beatty’s Tampa Bay team is currently working to deliver Manor West River Apartments for the company’s repeat-client Related Group. Located in the West River district, the 360-unit, eight-story market-rate apartment complex features traditional, southern-style architecture, and rooftop deck overlooking the Hillsborough River.

Preconstruction services are also underway for a 600-bed student housing project located in Hyde Park, which will support the University of Tampa. Construction activities are slated for Q2 2024.

Additionally, Balfour Beatty has recently completed Adventure Island’s all-new interactive splash and play zone, Shaka-Laka Shores, bringing its long history of themed attraction experience to Tampa. The attraction features 25 play elements, central kid-friendly play structure for entertainment, shaded sections and a variety of interactive aquatic components for smaller children.

Located at 1000 North Ashley, Suite 505, Balfour Beatty’s new office for its Tampa operations will continue to serve its national commitment to providing essential, vital infrastructure that meets the growing needs of clients and communities. For more information, visit our Tampa Bay team page