Kier wins £600m Scottish NHS contract

Kier has been named as one of five principal supply chain partners on Frameworks Scotland 2 - which will deliver £600m worth of construction, renovation and maintenance projects to NHS facilities in Scotland over the next six years.

Kier onboard for London’s £70million fire station project

Blue 3, a joint venture between Kier and DIF Infrastructure II have won a £70million design, build and maintenance contract for nine new community fire stations in south-east and east London for London Fire Brigade.

Vince Cable asked to intervene in blacklisting scandal

MPs are calling on Vince Cable to agree a full-scale probe into blacklisting in the construction industry, following allegations by the Unite union, that it is still taking place.

Kier wins £115m Broadmoor contract

Kier has won the £115m redevelopment contract at Broadmoor high-secure mental health hospital in Crowthorne, Berkshire.

Kier gets green light for multi-million pound depot

Kier Property has secured planning consent from London Borough of Hounslow for a multi-million pound distribution depot in Feltham, West London.

Kier ready for £25m Catterick Garrison joint venture

Kier Property has established a joint venture with Lingfield Securities, to deliver the £25m redevelopment of Catterick Garrison town centre.

Multi-million pound works start in Cardiff Bay

Kier has started works on the latest major project in Cardiff Bay, which includes a new Olympic standard, twin-pad ice arena and Cardiff Pointe, a sustainable residential quarter consisting of around

Kier strengthens Sheffield ties

Kier has been chosen by Sheffield City Council to provide a range of property services and support for the city’s council tenants.

Kier wins new contracts with Circle

Kier Services has signed two contracts worth over £200m to deliver planned repairs and maintenance services for Circle Housing Group across its central and eastern regions.

Kier first into incubator campus

Kier Construction has won a £2.5m contract to build the first building at a “low carbon” business incubator park in Huntingdonshire.

Kier lands HCA framework

Kier has been selected by the Homes & Communities Agency for all four of the lots on its new £4bn Delivery Partner Panel Framework (DPP2).

Kier starts on Cinderford housing scheme

Kier Partnership Homes has started work on a new £11.4m housing development on the former Ensor’s abattoir site on Valley Road, Cinderford.

Kier wins projects with Birmingham Municipal Housing Trust

Kier Partnerships Homes has been awarded a further two schemes through the Birmingham Municipal Housing Trust (BMHT) framework, worth £13.7m.

Kier chosen for Northampton Decent Homes improvements

Northampton Borough Council has chosen Kier as one of three contractors to carry out the next phase of Decent Homes improvements to 6,200 council homes.

Kier Property and Kent County Council agree deal to build 150 new homes

Kier Property and Kent County Council have agreed a land deal to start building over 150 new homes across the county, offering a mix of market sale, new, rental and affordable housing to local people, creating new jobs and helping to ease the south-east’s housing shortage.

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2017-05-31 13:33

The rate of Insurance Premium Tax (IPT) will rise by two per cent on June 1 to 12 per cent on all non-exempt transactions. Martin Bennison, managing director at construction finance firm Ultimate Finance, explains what this means for UK construction companies.

2017-05-25 08:41

Building Information Modelling (BIM) is growing in popularity and is now mandatory for centrally funded public-sector projects. Experts and the curious are gathering more and more frequently at dedicated congresses, exhibitions and workshops. Many people are now asking: Where does the UK stand on the issue of BIM and the digitisation of the construction industry?

2017-05-10 10:47

Opening site doors to more females is vital to plugging the construction skills gap, reports Claire Cameron

THE construction industry continues to be plagued by a well-documented skills gap with some suggesting the shortage could get worse before it gets better.

2017-05-08 14:27

If you work on a building site, are self-employed or have a zero-hours contract, you might be surprised to know you work in the ”gig economy”. This is the economy characterised by temporary work and irregular hours, pay and working conditions.

2017-03-29 10:31

Jeremy Gould, VP sales Europe, TomTom Telematics, discusses how technological developments in vehicle telematics have opened up new workflow management possibilities for the construction industry

2017-03-21 09:31

With the demand of oil increasing, it’s estimated that the Earth will reach its full capacity for oil consumption at some point within the next 20 years. This is despite the production of oil decreasing, and the construction industry is no exception to this, reports Niftylift.

2017-03-17 10:55

With construction firms leading the way in drone technology, Claire Cameron takes a closer look at how unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) can be used onsite

2017-03-07 16:20

While the physical safety of workers is prioritised on construction sites, mental health is often overlooked, reports Claire Cameron

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