At Kier, we have seen first-hand the benefits that can be derived when an offsite approach is well executed.
Rather than having a uniform solution dictated by a factory, we provide a choice of factory-based solutions from our extensive and diverse supply chain. The expert knowledge and experience of our people allows us to provide clients with impartial advice as to the best solution, from the full spectrum of technologies available. We call this ‘The Choice Factory’.
From major custodial establishments and impressive infrastructure schemes incorporating thousands of precast components, to stunning engineered timber or volumetric schools, across all sectors we are delivering projects faster, more safely and to better quality standards. The earlier clients engage with us, the bigger the opportunity.
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Our leading approach to offsite and MMC was most recently recognised at the 2020 Offsite Awards, where Kier was announced overall Winner of Winners and Contractor of the Year, as well as receiving multiple awards for our new build prison at Wellingborough, HMP Five Wells including BIM / Digital Construction and Best Use of Concrete. In addition, we won the Product Innovation award for our pioneering MMC Social Value Calculator. In 2019 we were awarded the title of Offsite Pioneer of the Year for our innovative MMC strategy, The Choice Factory.
Each year, our projects and people are consistently recognised at these awards, which promote outstanding examples of prefabrication and factory-based methods, products and systems. By positively promoting our success we hope to encourage others within the industry to implement offsite construction and habitually consider it as the preferred choice compared with a traditional solution.
Discover some of the projects we have utilised MMC and offsite construction.
The new prison at Wellingborough will be an adult male Category C resettlement prison, designed to enhance rehabilitation. The project is embracing a Design for Manufacture and Assembly (DfMA) and integrating digital tools to drive efficiencies in the design, construction and operation of the facility.
Delivering a 600 place Secondary School with 12 form of entry core facilities, as well as a 110 place SEN School and Energy Centre for Cambridge Meridian Academies Trust (CMAT) on behalf of Cambridgeshire County Council.
Identifying this 20.5 acre site in Reading as a strategic development opportunity, delivering a retail and leisure scheme including new homes, a hotel, retail space, car showrooms and industrial units, trailing new innovations and generating 263 jobs and £138m of social value.
Springhead Park Primary School is a brand new modular two-form of entry with additional 26 nursery spaces in Ebbsfleet, Kent. The new schools holds 420 pupils ages from 3 – 11. The building includes teaching space, food tech facilities, science laboratories, multi-use agency space and hard court play area.
Cheshire’s first smart motorway from Crewe to Knutsford. Converting a 20 mile stretch of the M6 into an ‘all lane running’ smart motorway; creating much needed extra capacity and more reliable journey times. It will reduce delays and excessive congestion for the 120,000 (approx.) vehicles that use it each day.
A joint venture with Kier Major Projects for the University of Northampton. The project marked the first time Kier had committed to a large-scale Light Gauge Steel (LGS) frame project and is the largest LGS project to date in the UK.
" The functional and efficient design of the modular units provided us with the best outcome for our budget. These extensions have enhanced the teaching provision and enabled us to provide high quality facilities to accommodate increased pupil numbers. Combined with the use of modular construction, the team exceeded our expectations for the quality of the build and practical completion was on programme. We will certainly consider offsite manufacturing techniques again." "Project Manager West Sussex County Council
" Kier and the wider supply chain have embraced the design challenges at Wellingborough and have worked with us to apply the innovative design to the site, whilst using a Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) and digital-first approach, something which MoJ is committed to and which has helped us drive time efficiency through the construction programme. Kier arranged for us to visit one of our precast suppliers, Bison. It was clear to see the dedication to both quality and precision through the supply chain. "Former Director of Prison Infrastructure, Ministry of Justice Ministry of Justice
" As part of the FA Parklife framework Integra Buildings Ltd, are proud to support a large organisation like Kier. Having worked successfully around the country on varying schemes supporting Kier, the opportunity to deliver four projects within a local area using a varying techniques and material enhancements, has allowed an offsite solution not only to provide buildings at an accelerated rate but also allowing the Kier team to develop and deliver a fast track solution for all aspects of works. "Commercial Director Integra Buildings Limited