Kier, a leading provider of construction and infrastructure services, has been awarded a place on Network Rail’s £200m Southern Region Building & Civils Framework. The framework falls within Network Rail’s Control Period 6 (CP6) consisting of seven Lots.
Appointed to Lot 7, masonry and concrete structures, Kier will utilise its expertise to deliver vital new rail infrastructure across the south of England.
The framework will run for an initial three years, with the option to extend by five further one-year extensions. The geographical reach of the framework, spans Kent in the east to Devon in the West, and there is the potential for works to be extended to other parts of the UK network., if required
As part of the procurement process, Kier demonstrated to Network Rail its approach to innovation and sustainability, showcasing a proven track record in delivering social value across the communities in which it works.
Barry McNicholas, group managing director at Kier Utilities & Rail, states: “We are delighted to have secured a place on this framework and build on our partnership with Network Rail which will allow us to deliver vital new infrastructure and support the overall aims of providing a safe, reliable and efficient railway.
“We have vast experience of delivering quality rail projects and through this appointment our talented and diverse teams will deliver vital new works in a sustainable way across the south of England.”
Kier has been delivering vital rail infrastructure for over 70 years, including the installation of power systems as well as signalling and design and build. Current major projects include HS2 and Crossrail.