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,...

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...

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.”...

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...