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.”...

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...

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...

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...