Following Kier’s Invest: Build: Maintain approach, a relationship that started in 2008 with the Property division’s investment in an education PFI has matured such that Kier Construction and Kier Services – Facilities Management now manage wide-ranging activities on behalf of Kent County Council (KCC).
Kier Construction’s regional office in Aylesford is well positioned to cover the building needs of the Council and has secured the current Kent batch of five Education Funding Agency projects. In addition, they manage 5 to 10 smaller jobs a year on the Scape framework, to which Kier was appointed in 2012, creating more new school places through Kent’s Basic Needs Allocation.
In January 2015, KCC awarded Kier a newly created Total Facilities Management contract. It comprises 116 services across the entire reach of their corporate estate – care homes, libraries, council offices and schools – around 115 commercial buildings and 700 schools in all. This is the first time the Council has outsourced the entire range of FM services, valued at £30m, across their entire estate, and each premises is able to buy the whole suite or selected services.