Kier named preferred bidder for £18.95m academy

The Twyford Church of England Academies Trust has selected Kier as preferred bidder for the new £18.95m North Ealing Church of England Academy in Greenford, West London.

Kier scoops solar panel contracts

Kier has won five new contracts worth almost £4m to design and install solar panels for local authorities and housing associations across the UK.

Kier consortium wins PFI fire station rebuilding programme in London

Blue3, a consortium comprising Kier and Infrastructure Fund Manager (DIF) as 50% co-investors, has been selected to deliver the design, build, financing and maintenance of nine fire stations on behalf of the London Fire Brigade.

Kier to redevelop Siemen’s Manchester site

Siemens has chosen Kier Property as its development partner to redevelop its site in Manchester.

Kier wins £16m Hastings Academy

Kier Longley has won the contract to build the £16m Hastings Academy in East Sussex.

Kier fined over Everton FC site death

A construction firm has been fined £160,000 after a labourer fell to his death while building Premier League side Everton FC’s new training academy.

Kier wins a £125m tunnelling deal in Hong Kong

Kier Construction has been awarded a £125m tunnelling contract by the MTR Corporation in Hong Kong as part of a three-way joint venture.

Kier chosen for Southampton museum

Kier Southern, part of Kier Group, has been chosen as the preferred contractor to build the new £15m Southampton Sea City Museum.

Kier finance director to step down

Deena Mattar, the finance director of Kier, is to leave the company in November.

Kier takes youth care home job

Kier North West has won a £17.6m contract to redevelop the Redbank Community Home in St Helens for young offenders.

£110m Cambridgeshire BSF reaches financial close

The Equitix consortium, which includes Galliford Try and Kier, has reached financial close on Cambridgeshire County Council’s £110m Building Schools for the Future project.

Kier consortium takes £40m Gloucestershire fire station project

A Kier led consortium has been named preferred bidder for a £40m fire station scheme in Gloucestershire.

Kier consortium closes £60m PFI police deal

A consortium led by Kier has reached financial close on a £60m PFI deal to deliver six new police investigation centres in East Anglia.

Kier sells PFI schemes

Kier has sold its investments in two Private Finance Initiative (PFI) projects, Waltham Forest Schools and Tendring Schools, to Innisfree PFI Secondary Fund for £7.3m.

Kier takes £110m Barnsley job

Kier has won a £110m contract with Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council.

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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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