Northern Group, US

We managed all aspects of this Air Force family housing privatisation project in the United States.

$427 million

Total debt and equity

50 year


The Northern Group Air Force project saw the privatisation of family housing across six Air Force bases, including Minot AFB, Grand Forks AFB and Cavalier AFS, each located in North Dakota; Ellsworth AFB, located in South Dakota; Mountain Home AFB, located in Idaho; and Cannon AFB, located in New Mexico.

The six-year initial development period, valued at approximately $442 million, included the design, construction and/or renovation of 4,546 housing units with various amenities. Balfour Beatty Communities managed all development, operations and maintenance, property management, construction, renovation and demolition services.

The company’s key partners on the project were the new construction services which were delivered by our construction services business and Niles Bolton Associates and Woolpert, which provided architecture and engineering services, respectively.

The Northern Group Air Force was Balfour Beatty Communities’ sixth Air Force housing privatisation project. Balfour Beatty also manages AETC Group I (Altus, Luke, Sheppard and Tyndall AFBs); Vandenberg AFB, CA; AMC West (Fairchild, Tinker and Travis AFBs); Lackland AFB, TX; and Western Group (Beale, F.E. Warren, Malmstrom and Whiteman AFBs).