11 York Street – progress on site

11 York Street is a highly prominent island site in Manchester’s central business district and is seen as the final piece of Manchester’s space for the Spring Gardens, York Street and Fountain Street area. Works on the project are now well underway with the construction of our eight storey office block with the recent completion of the steel frame erection as the building starts to take shape. Current activities on site include the mechanical and electrical engineering installation, drylining, installation of roofing and the final phase of steel erection and concreting. We will be starting the external façade work to the building soon, with the installation of the pre-cast concrete cladding commencing first. Once complete the eight-storey building will offer office floor plates between 10,000 and 12,000 sq ft, as well as two retail units at ground floor level and basement car parking and enhanced cycle storage. Recent enhancements include a high quality co working area with coffee outlet and meeting rooms to the ground floor and a covered terrace with function room at roof...

Award Shortlistings

We are delighted to confirm that two of our projects in Wales, namely Christ the Word School in Rhyl and Flintshire Adult Day Care Centre, have been shortlisted in several categories at 3 different award ceremonies this year. They are: Constructing Excellence Wales Awards Hwb Cyfle – Client of the Year Award, Integration and Collaborative working and Health, Safety and Wellbeing Christ the Word – Building Project of the Year and Client of the Year LABC North Wales Awards Christ the Word – Best Public Service or Educational Building and North Wales Regional Award Hwb Cyfle – Best Small Commercial Project Insider Wales Property Awards Christ the Word – Development of the...

Park Hill Flats – Considerate Constructors Visit

Park Hill flats recently had their final Considerate Constructors Visit and I am delighted to confirm that they scored a fourth 45 out of 45, giving them a first within Kier Group. They are the first project to consecutively score 45 on all four visits on any site within the Group and this is a fantastic achievement given two of the visits were during the COVID-19 epidemic. The inspector said: “Despite external arrangements with the community being temporarily curtailed, ‘virtual reality’ has taken over in most aspects. Time has been spent on arranging a skills academy in conjunction with Sheffield City College in readiness for the return of students and first class to note the volume of places booked.” The project is nearing completion, with planned handover in Autumn...

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...

First Light Pavilion Considerate Constructors and CLOCS Visit

Our project, First Light Pavilion at Jodrell Bank recently had it’s first virtual Considerate Constructors and Construction Logistics and Community Safety (CLOCS) visits. The site achieved a score of 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. 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: “Thanks to Ryan for his obvious enthusiasm for the scheme principles and values and his co-operation and patience with the mechanics of the virtual...

Shakespeare North – progress on site

Knowsley Council, in conjunction with Shakespeare North Playhouse Trust, has committed to delivering Shakespeare North Playhouse in Prescot, Knowsley. This project is firmly rooted in a credible historic foundation. Shakespeare North aims to make Knowsley once again a place where actors, writers, artists, students and young people will be able to study and practise the plays of Shakespeare (a place to attract scholars, students and visitors from all over the world). To achieve this vision Shakespeare North has bold ambitions. It will build again The Playhouse in Prescot where, over 400 years ago, as the only purpose-built indoor playhouse outside London, Elizabethan drama was enjoyed by the people of the region. The theatre and education campus will commemorate the Shakespearean connections to Prescot, the Liverpool City Region and the North West. Academic research indicates that William Shakespeare spent the early part of his career (the lost years in the late 1570s and 1580s before he went to London) in Lancashire in the service of wealthy and influential families, including the Stanley’s of Knowsley Hall. The central heart of the facility being a theatre which will be the world’s first replica of a Jacobean court theatre based upon a recreation of a historical Inigo Jones ‘cock pit’ design. The surrounding building will form a ‘wrap around’ to the Jacobean central heart. This contemporary space will provide accommodation for front and back of house, a visitor exhibition, education and community facilities. Both parts will be linked by a three story atrium space. The landscape area will provide further performance opportunity space to compliment the theatre. Knowsley Council, in conjunction with Shakespeare...