Considerate Constructors and CLOCS Visits at Durham project

Our project, Durham County Council HQ has recently had two visits undertaken – one by CLOCS and the other by Considerate Constructors and the results of those are below – well done to everyone involved! For progress on site, please click on the photo below, this will take you to the recent drone footage taken of the site. 26 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. 44 out of 50 “The appearance of the site is superb and presents an outstanding impression of the...

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,...

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...

Completion of three DfE projects in the North East

In the past week we have successfully handed over three new schools to the Department for Education in the North East region. The first was Bishop Barrington reported on earlier this week, followed by St Benet Biscop and then phase 2 of Toner Avenue School yesterday. St Benet Biscop is a £3.5m classroom extension and sports block led by Senior Site Manager Gary Richardson. Steve Lynn, Operations Manager, said: “This is a credit to all involved, especially Gary who has kept the scheme running throughout the pandemic and in accordance with the guidelines”. Toner Avenue is a £9.2m new build school for the DfE and South Tyneside Council and we have completed the demolition of the existing school and hard and soft landscaping including car park as the phase 2 works. We will continue on site for the final phase which is the recently instructed sports pitch works. Steve Lynn said: “The project has been a credit to the whole team, from Darran Snarr and Rhys Brown on Phase 1 to Shaun Harrison and James Barr leading the phase 2 works. I would like to personally thank everyone involved for their hard work and commitment in getting our hat-trick of projects handed over to the DfE.” St Benet Biscop Toner...

Completion of Bishop Barrington School

Last week we achieved practical completion on Phase 1 of Bishop Barrington School, which is the £12 million new Teaching Block situated within the middle of the school site. The project was handed over on programme, which is a credit to the team on site, who have worked throughout the global pandemic in accordance with the CLC and SOP Guidance.   Steve Lynn, Project Manager for Kier said: “I know personally how much planning and co-ordination this has taken, but you’ve got to the end goal as planned with a very happy client. I would like to personally thank everyone involved, for their hard work and commitment to get his across the line.” Mike Bennett, Headteacher said: “A massive thank you on behalf of the school and it’s community for delivering a stunning building. I know Stuart and I cannot thank you enough.” Anthony Potts of Department for Education said: “It’s a fantastic building, thank you to Peter and Stuart for all the effort they have put in this week to get the building looking great today. Let’s be fair there has been some effort put in over the last few months, weeks and days by the construction team to get the building ready. The outcome of this effort is the kids have a building to be proud of and they have a positive learning environment that will make a big difference to their futures.”...

Completion of Christ The Word School, Rhyl

In July we handed over Christ The Word School in Rhyl to Denbigshire County Council. The £21m Catholic school will create a new ‘all-through’ school and is funded in partnership by Denbighshire County Council and the Welsh Government, through its 21st Century Schools and Education Capital Programme. The new school, for the Diocese of Wrexham, replaces Ysgol Mair / St. Mary’s primary Catholic school and Blessed Edward Jones Catholic high school. Christ the Word is an English medium school for 420 full time pupils aged 3-11 years old and 500 pupils aged 11-16. The initial driver for change was the need to improve the teaching and learning facilities at both schools. The 2-storey facility includes: A chapelFour-court sports hallMain hallSmall hallDrama studioAll-weather pitchSpecialist classrooms such as music, design technology, science etc...