Kier has celebrated the 1000th project procured through the Scape National Minor Works frameworks with a steel-signing ceremony. The Flintshire Adult Day Centre, will provide a single-storey adult day care centre which specialises and provides community daytime facilities and social care services for vulnerable adults with varying degrees of learning disabilities.
Kier was appointed to the first-generation Scape National Minor Works framework in 2011 and following a bid process was awarded a delivery partner for the second generation of the framework in 2015. In this time, has delivered buildings projects valued from £50,000 to £4m. These include schools, health centres, police and fire stations, town halls, leisure centres and community buildings.
Through the frameworks Kier has created over £240m of social value for communities. It has also created 480 new jobs, 400 apprenticeship opportunities, over 600 work placements and delivered over £17m of employment and training opportunities.
Michael Edwards, director for strategic frameworks and alliances at Kier, commented: “We are thrilled to have commenced work on our 1000th Scape National Minor Works first and second generation frameworks project. Through the frameworks we have delivered much-needed projects for local communities.
“The social value aspect of Scape projects is hugely important to us and one of the reasons we are so proud of this partnership, it is at the heart of what we do at Kier and we look forward to continuing to benefit local communities.”
Victoria Brambini, managing director, Scape Procure, commented, “Our Minor Works framework has consistently delivered successful projects with social value embedded throughout. I am so pleased that this 1000th project that Kier have delivered through Scape’s procurement routes continues to create real value, leaving a positive legacy for the Queensferry area.”
Kier will be making a donation towards the first Christmas Fair held at the Flintshire Adult Day Centre and has arranged for 12 Coleg Cambria Traineeship students to help improve the outdoor space at the centre.