Kier Property operates from offices in London, Birmingham, Manchester and Newcastle. The division has an ambitious development programme across the United Kingdom to deliver industrial, offices, hotels, leisure and retail, student accommodation and mixed-use residential opportunities.
With a development pipeline in-excess of £1.5bn, Kier Property has established itself as a leading partner with an ability to expand across all asset classes ahead of the competition; building volume and securing sites in key regional locations.
We formed an equity joint venture to specifically fund the development properties under the Trade City banner in 2014. Through this partnership, we continue to positively increase investment in the SME industrial market through our Trade City programme www.trade-city.co.uk. Our confidence and commitment to regenerating under-utilised brownfield sites for employment was so strong that we launched our Logistics City brand focusing on medium to large industrial opportunities www.logistics-city.co.uk
We can provide clients with fully integrated end-to-end solutions, first acting as promoter and developer, and then as equity investor and facilities or asset manager. Much of our focus supports new infrastructure projects in the public sector.
This has enabled us to move into new markets such as student accommodation where we have developed schemes in Glasgow, Salford, Newcastle, Coventry and Southampton - complementing our long-established and still growing expertise in areas including office development, industrial, leisure and retail.
Our Urban Regeneration team continue to develop opportunities together with other existing mixed-use residential-led schemes and seeks to purchase new sites, focusing on large-scale regeneration master plans, ideally alongside joint venture partners.
Solum joint venture with Network Rail
A large amount of our mixed-use development is through joint venture partnerships. Solum, the Kier Property joint venture with Network Rail, was set up in 2008 to attract private investment into the rail network through the development of underutilised Network Rail land.
Our expert development teams unlock the potential of these sites to deliver mixed-use regeneration including much needed new homes close to transport hubs. The revenue generated from the sale of these homes is invested into the improvement of station facilities for the benefit of the travelling public.
Work at Twickenham Station sees us deliver 115 new homes and £8.5 million of station infrastructure investment, including a new landmark station building situated on a public plaza which offers new retail facilities and improved access to platforms. For more information, visit www.solum.co.uk
Watford Riverwell joint venture
We are also the development partner for Watford Borough Council’s largest regeneration project taking place on 70 acres of brownfield land to the west of the town centre.
Work is underway on the £450 million regeneration named ‘Watford Riverwell’ which will deliver over 1,000 homes, new commercial and retail uses, a new riverside park, community uses including a new school, better transport links and new hospital facilities. For more information visit: www.watfordriverwell.com
Management and maintenance
We manage property portfolios for local authorities and other public sector organisations to help them both extract maximum value from their assets and to experience the benefits of a facilities management service. The diverse range of properties for which we are strategic asset managers is expanding rapidly with the growing numbers of public and private sector schemes, properties and portfolios that we have across the UK.
Developing a new, six-storey office building in central Leeds, ensuring the design blended in with the surrounding historic buildings, using lean planning to ensure the smooth running of the project, applying innovative thinking to the build, and achieving an Excellent BREEAM sustainability rating.
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.
Developing more than six million sq ft of award winning speculative industrial space, with sizes ranging from small start-up to national distribution units through Kier Property's Trade City and Logistics City brands.
Completing the penultimate phase of the £65m waterfront development, taking it through the planning process, regenerating over 17 acres in Walsall including The Light Cinema and popular national restaurant chains, making the most of a canalised location and engaging with the local community.
Delivering the £450m Watford Riverwell as a 15-20 year joint venture with Watford Borough Council, which involves regenerating 70 acres of land in West Watford to create residential, office, retail, leisure, industrial and hotel space.
Located on the River Thames Embankment, this project involved the demolition of the existing building behind a retained façade and the construction of a new steel framed Cat A office with a concrete basement. Inside the building, being the main feature is the central atrium and 3 scenic glass lifts.
Creating a new retail and leisure heart for the town comprising 23 shops, restaurants and bars, together with a multi-screen Empire cinema, 60 bed Premier Inn hotel and a 345 space car park.
Delivering a central London office space where people feel inspired and want to work and collaborate, bringing together a number of Kier businesses to work jointly on the project, adding an extra floor to the building and extending two other floors to create a stunning modern space.
" We are delighted with the progress of our prestige new office development, in the centre of Leeds. The Kier site team are using Lean Collaborative Planning sessions, to which we are invited, to seamlessly manage the works. "Director Bruntwood