03 Apr 2024

Kier has been appointed to lot A1 of Network Rail’s North West & Central Region CP7 (Control Period 7) Framework.

The framework will run for five years from 1 April 2024 to 31 March 2029, with the potential for a two-year extension. Lot A1 covers projects ranging from £7m to £200m in value. 

The works covered by the Framework include civil engineering and building works to existing and new stations, depots, platforms, car parks and other lineside buildings as well as railway engineering works, such as signalling, switches and crossings, telecoms, electrification work and more.

The North West and Central region is the economic spine linking major cities. It runs from London Euston through to the West Midlands regions, the North West of England and Cumbria before joining with Scotland. It is also home to the West Coast Mainline, the busiest mixed-use railway in Europe and is a new regional appointment for Kier’s rail business. 

"This is a key strategic win for our rail business and we’re delighted to have been awarded the CP7 North West & Central Regional framework. It’s the first time we’ve been appointed to a Control Period for the region, which provides vital links across the country.

“We look forward to working closely with Network Rail and our supply chain to play our part in maintaining and advancing rail infrastructure across the region, demonstrating the ever-growing expertise and technical capabilities in our business.”

Mandy Duncan, managing director for rail & aviation at Kier Transportation.

The appointment builds on Kier’s growing presence in the rail sector and follows its successful acquisition of the Buckingham Group Contracting rail business in September 2023.

Kier’s rail business has multi-disciplinary major project capability in addition to in-house signalling design and implementation.