Our breadth, depth and scale ensures we are able to support a wide variety of projects, clients and sectors. This enables us to play a leading role across a number of specialisms and areas of expertise that drive progress for our industry and our clients.
Major Project Delivery
For nearly 100 years, our major project and civil engineering capability has ensured we have been able deliver some of the largest and most complex infrastructure projects in both the UK and Europe on behalf of our clients. Driving value engineering, off site manufacture and recognising the customer experience by minimising disruption, maximising availability of assets and delivering social and environmental outcomes. We operate across the project lifecycle from design and build to programme integration. We are trusted to work on our customers most critical assets.
We have a long history of working with clients and industry peers across multiple sectors to find collaborative solutions that consider the whole-life cost and impact and are focused on delivering the best outcomes for customers, the public and other end users.
Within the markets in which we operate, we are focused on long-term partnerships and Kier has been a pioneer in modern forms of collaborative alliances on large, nationwide contracts.
We are experienced in using alliance models across our Natural Resources, Nuclear & Networks and Transportation business divisions. Within the Construction division, alliance models are growing in importance, including the Alliance 4 New Prisons and Accelerated Houseblocks Delivery Programmes and the recently launched Defence Estate Optimisation Programme.
Alliances create a collaborative relationship, with all partners aligned through a shared vision and objectives. Integrated setup, delivery, performance and risk management structures are the key elements critical to successful alliances, which aim to meet our clients’ requirements and to deliver their programmes on time and to budget.
A large number of our contracts are secured through frameworks. We form strategic alliances with public sector organisations, government bodies and local authorities to deliver vital facilities across the UK.
Benefits to clients include a faster route to market, efficient tender processes, early, close and continuous engagement, value for money, the use of local supply chains and embedded local community legacy.
We work with leading software partners to deliver safer, smarter, and more sustainable buildings for clients. Our in-house digital construction team is located on projects and across the regions, providing technical knowledge and a real understanding of the communities in which it operates.
Innovation and Digital
We are committed to developing a culture of innovation and digitisation across all areas of our business to deliver a better, safer and more sustainable future for our people, clients and customers.
Our people are being equipped with digital tools and training to adapt to an increasingly digitised environment and remain committed to providing innovative service propositions and solutions.
We will engage with pan-industry groups, clients, SMEs and academia to inform planned investment in technology to become digital by default.
We work with leading software partners to deliver safer, smarter and more sustainable buildings for clients. Our in-house digital construction team is located on projects and across the regions, providing technical knowledge and a real understanding of the communities in which it operates.
Modern Methods of Construction
Our commitment to modern methods of construction extends beyond project delivery. We have formed partnerships with a network of organisations to influence positive change in offsite and MMC.
Through our Choice Factory approach, we have delivered projects across a range of sectors, including pioneering the Repeatable Rooms and Standardised Components initiative for healthcare and delivering a step-change in the evolution of Design for Manufacture and Assembly for the custodial sector.
“Project Integrator Kier embraced the design challenges at HMP Five Wells and has worked with us to apply the innovative design to the site, using a modern methods of construction (MMC) and digital-first approach.”
Decarbonisation and Energy Efficiency
We are committed to addressing the climate change emergency and have been at the forefront of sustainable design, construction and retrofit for over a decade.
We design and deliver energy-efficient buildings to support our clients with reduction in carbon emissions and energy consumption and look for ways to source power from renewable sources.
Our holistic ‘design and build’ retrofit service means we can support with all aspects of decarbonisation including developing strategies and concepts and support in acquiring funding support. We achieve this through collaborative partnerships, delivering energy efficiency measures, like improving insulation and airtightness, decarbonising heat and hot water systems, adopting renewable energy sources, and using energy-efficient building services and appliances.
“We are very pleased with the work that KME has carried out to revitalise the M&E services at Building One, ARC Uxbridge. The original brief was to achieve an EPC B rating for the building, however, through innovative design and a collaborative approach with the rest of the team KME was able to improve this to an A rating”
Development and Construction Advanced Research Clusters (ARC)
Mechanical, Electrical and
Our in-house building services delivery team, KME, has 50 years’ experience in the design, construction and delivery of technically-led, complex projects across the UK. As an integral part of Kier Construction, KME allows us to offer a true turnkey approach to mechanical, electrical and public health services, providing the innovation and technical leadership that ensures we offer industry-leading engineering solutions from initial architectural stages through to project handover.
“The refurbishment project has transformed an old, tired building into an amazing, modern hub which brings lots of our services together.”
Design and business solutions
We are an integrated property service provider, helping clients to deliver great results from investing, owning, building, operating, and managing their property portfolios.
Our multi-disciplinary design practice comprises a team of professionals, supported by a range of specialists in carbon management, fire safety, acoustic design, conservation, and heritage. We offer a full spectrum of services that help provide innovative, sustainable solutions to clients.