Kier has been reappointed to the Essex Construction Framework. It is the second iteration of the framework and has a combined value of between £35m to £50m per annum across three core Lots. Kier secured a place on Lot 2 for projects valued between £1- 4.5m and Lot 3 for projects exceeding £4m.

The four-year framework will commence in March 2020 and finish in March 2024. It will oversee the procurement of a range of new build and refurbishment schemes across the education sector.
Mark Dady, managing director at Kier Regional Building Eastern, said: “We’re very pleased to have been successfully reappointed to the Essex Construction Framework. We look forward to continuing to work closely with Essex County Council to deliver projects procured through the framework.”

On the previous Essex Construction Framework, Kier was awarded both the first project and the largest project on the framework. White Bridge Primary School in Loughton, a £2.5m project consisting of nine classroom extension and refurbishment of three existing classrooms, was completed in December 2017. Beaulieu Park School in Chelmsford, a £31m project delivering a primary and secondary school, sports facilities and associated external works, was completed in February 2019. In February 2020, Kier was appointed to the final job on the previous framework. It was selected to deliver Wickford Pupil Referral Unit, a £5m project delivering specialist services for 25 primary school children and 75 secondary school children.

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