Kier, a leading provider of construction and infrastructure services, has been reappointed to the £1.2bn hub South West framework in Scotland.
The hub South West framework covers Lanarkshire, Ayrshire and Dumfries & Galloway. Over the next four years, the public / private partnership will provide a collaborative vehicle for organisations across south-west Scotland to procure community infrastructure across multiple sectors including education, leisure, health, early years and housing.
Since 2012, Kier has been a part of this framework and has delivered over £175m worth of projects, including Ayr Academy, Marr college and Cumbernauld Community Enterprise Development. Most recently, Kier completed Queen Margaret Academy which was officially opened by the Deputy First Minister for Scotland in March.
Gary Wintersgill, managing director for Kier Regional Building North & Scotland, states: “We are delighted to have been reappointed to the hub South West framework, which remains fundamental to our growth plans in Scotland.
“We have a fantastic track record on this framework, working collaboratively with the hub South West team and local clients to deliver some first-rate projects. As we move in to the next iteration of this forward-thinking framework, we will continue to look at ways we can engage with local communities, to provide training and job opportunities, as we look to leave lasting legacies in areas within which we build.”
Michael McBrearty, Chief Executive, hub South West Scotland Ltd added:
“As we look forward hub South West will harness the opportunities that developing high quality social infrastructure provides to secure, uniquely, real social impact and value for money through procurement, locality of the supply chain and by driving sustainability through our development and delivery.
“Our ability to deliver these objectives is best served we believe, by working in partnership with the highest quality contracting businesses in the country.
“We are delighted, therefore, to renew our relationship with Kier and look forward to continuing to deliver the best facilities and opportunities to our communities in the South West of Scotland.”