Considerate Constructors Awards – North & Scotland

We are delighted to confirm that we have won a total of 8 Considerate Constructors Awards across the North and Scotland business. The winners are: St Albans Place, Leeds Park Hill Flats, Sheffield Dixons Sixth Form Academy, Bradford Ponteland School & Leisure Centre Kaplan International College, Liverpool Kings College – Uni of Aberdeen – Old Kings Lecture Theatre PET MRI, Sheffield St Mary’s RC Primary School,...

Steel Signing Event at York St John University

  In August we held a steel signing event at York St John University’s £13m Creative Centre. The socially distanced event was attended by the University’s Vice Chancellor, Professor Karen Bryan OBE along with Richard Hirst, Head of Strategic Estate and Property Management, as well as York St John Students’ Union President Jamie Andrews and President of Wellbeing & Diversity Emma Palmer. The event marked the commencement of the steel work before the cladding and brickwork is added and provided them with the opportunity to leave a lasting legacy on the new school. Professor Karen Bryan OBE, Vice Chancellor of York St John University said: “I’m delighted to see the progress that Kier are making as our fantastic new Creative Centre project starts to become a reality. This flagship build will mean so much to our students and the wider community in future months and years. Investment like this is key if we are to feed our brightest minds and make sure that young people are supported with the facilities to flourish.”...

HA Civils – Working together to achieve a greater outcome

We have benefited from working with Huyton Asphalt Civils based in Prescot in Liverpool who provide civil engineering and infrastructure services for a number of years. They have always provided a great service and created a safe working environment but we knew they could do so much more. In 2019 we evaluated all of our North West Supply Chain, reviewing companies such as HA Civils on their social value contribution by asking questions on 9 key areas including apprentices, local labour and local employment and enquiring on their initiative that supports their employees and the communities. We are delighted to announce that HA Civils achieved a GOLD rating by demonstrating their commitment to the community and their employees. They were 1 of only 4 companies to achieve this. They have challenged the perception that creating social value is too expensive, complex and difficult. By working together and understanding the benefits that they can bring to the community we identified available existing resources and through some creative thinking we have seen fantastic examples of their commitment to social value. During Road Safety Week they helped Kier deliver road safety sessions to three local primary schools by taking their tipper truck and allowing the children to see the visibility in the cab and understanding the risk through assembly talks. This underpins their long-term support for the local road safety charity “Slow down for Bobby”. Their innovative approach was also recognised by the Kier SHEA team who awarded them a blue innovation award for their approach to traffic management & vulnerable road users at our Monksdown Primary School project. They won the...

Ponteland Schools & Leisure Development

We are delighted to confirm that our project, Ponteland Schools & Leisure Development has been shortlisted for an award at this years International CSR Excellence Awards. Whilst we originally submitted a Green Apple Award, they also run the International CSR Excellence Awards and suggested we submit the project for this and we have been successful. Some project achievements for this were: Eliminate single use plastic cups on site by purchasing 550ml aluminium bottles for everyone Eliminate floor standing water coolers, sanitation kits and mineral bottles Installation of a water filtration system Employed a local family-owned business to run the on site canteen. This reduced the carbon footprint by 25% as people didn’t travel to the shops on their breaks. The awards are organised via The Green Organisation for companies that have a heart . “Responsible, caring companies are in a privileged position to be able to help those who depend on them for their livelihoods, and others less fortunate. They can be a realistic force for good. We want to recognise and reward their efforts in this direction.” The awards will be held in November where we will hopefully find out we are a...

City of Trees, Manchester

A collaborative effort was made with members of the 11 York Street project team, the commercial team from the Manchester office and staff from the School of Digital arts to volunteer across two days supporting the charity Manchester City of Trees. We estimate over 200 trees were planted by the volunteers and in typical English weather of hailstones and rain. On Friday 21st February Lee Williams (Project Manager), Danielle Rowley (Site Manager) and Gareth Meadows (Quantity Surveyor) volunteered at Dunham Massey National Trust in Trafford. On Tuesday 25th February Phil Sykes (Design Manager), Lara Da Rocha Faria (CSR Manager) and Greg O’Toole (Site Administrator) volunteered at Copperas Field, Droylsden. City of Trees is an innovative and exciting movement transforming underused, unloved woodland and planting 3 million trees – one for every person across the city region, within a generation. City of Trees is the Greater Manchester part of the Northern...

11 York Street Considerate Constructors and CLOCS Visit

Our project, 11 York Street in the heart of Manchester City Centre recently had it’s first virtual Considerate Constructors and Construction Logistics and Community Safety (CLOCS) visits. The site achieved a score of 24 out of 27 The aim of CLOCS is to have zero collisions between construction vehicles and the community, improve the air quality and reduce emissions, have fewer vehicle journeys and reduce reputational risk. With a particular focus on how the main contractor takes responsibility for procuring supplies and services that require vehicle deliveries, this ensures the safest construction vehicle journeys. To achieve this excellent score the following activities are monitored: Community Impact | Construction Logistics Plan | Site and Fleet Operator Procurement | Delivery Management System | Vehicle Routes | Ground Conditions | Access and Egress | Site Access Checks | Loading and Unloading | Compliance Reporting | Collision Reporting The project scored 42 out of 50 and the inspector said: “The on-site safety systems have reached an exceptional standard by demonstrating the very highest level of achievement, addressing all questions on the Checklist to the highest...