Kier and BAM Nuttall, with their specialist geotechnical division BAM Ritchies, are in a fully integrated joint venture to deliver the OH2001 Earthworks, site preparation and infrastructure for the new nuclear power station at Hinkley Point C (HPC).
The power station will incorporate two 1650 Megawatt European Pressurised nuclear reactors (EPR), together capable of generating electricity for approximately 5 million homes and a range of shared facilities and is set to generate around 6% of the UK’s electricity, all of which will be low carbon. Situated over a site 2.1km x 2.2km wide (the equivalent to 245 football pitches!) adjacent to the Severn Estuary, HPC is approximately five miles from Bridgwater and the M5. At the peak of construction, it is anticipated the Kier BAM Joint Venture will have a workforce of c1,500 people.
- Three million tonnes of concrete used to construct the power station.
- Excavation of areas including the main reactor dig, and the processing and placement of engineered and landscaped fills. Excavation of approximately 5.6million m³ of rock and overburden and the treatment and reuse of the material.
- Site preparation and restoration – remediation, stockpile management and restoration.
- Roads and networks approximately 15km of construction phase roads, a north bus and south delivery plaza, ducts, drainage (40,000m) a water main and street lighting.
- Structures, including a 760-metre-long sea wall, a 400-metre piled wall, multiple retaining walls and temporary and permanent bridges.
Much of the excavated material will be transferred to the adjacent Holford Valley.
A deep dig area which involves the construction of the foundations for the nuclear power station. The deep dig entails deep excavation which will sink to approximately 31 metres at the deepest level. Soil nailing (c100,000m) and spray concreting (38,000m³) operations will be undertaken during the construction of the excavation faces. Placement of rock protection blinding concrete (foundations to the nuclear structure) using nuclear grade concrete delivered to nuclear quality standards.
To protect the Holford stream we built a 700m long culvert, allowing the stream to keep flowing through a concrete box. The culvert comprises 597 precast concrete sections, each measuring 3.2m wide by 3.35m high. Quality was incredibly important, and inspections of the precast concrete sections were completed before they were put in place.
Installation of earthing system under nuclear buildings to nuclear standards. Facilitating the deep dig / excavation works will be the installation and operation of a de-watering system which comprises multiple pumped de-watering wells. At peak, the deep dig section will be placing around 2,000m³ per week.
Rising from the ashes of a decommissioned former nuclear site, SGS Berkeley Green, a converted 1940’s engineering hall, and new University Technical College (UTC) are the first educational buildings to be completed on a new ground-breaking GREEN campus, within Gloucestershire Science and Technology Park.
Delivering a new £27m and 30.5km pipeline for Bristol Water, overcoming biodiversity and sustainability issues, handling the logistics presented by the pipeline passing through five towns and bringing improved water supply to 280,000 customers.
We completed Clifford House, a student housing association project, for Global Student Accommodation (GSA), two weeks early. It’s our second project for GSA and provides state-of-the-art student accommodation for 312 students studying at Exeter University.
A unique and distinctive regeneration project promoting Gloucester’s unparalleled heritage from archaeology to aviation. The Hub is a highly symbolic part of the rejuvenation of the main entry point into the city, a gateway used in Roman times which is now served by both road and rail.
The addition of high-class sport and leisure facilities for one of the UK’s most distinguished private schools has created flexible, multi-purpose spaces wrapped around the existing centre. Alongside a new sports hall, activity studios, squash courts and a gym, are additional changing rooms, a MUGA and new car park.
Kier worked as part of Team Van Ord (TVO) to improve the standard of protection provided to 39,741 properties in the towns and villages of Worle, Weston-Super-Mare, Kingston Seymour and Wick St Lawrence by improving the 3670m of earth bank tidal defences lining the Congresbury Yeo Estuary.
Kier worked as part of Team Van Ord (TVO) on The Steart Coastal Management Project which was the UK’s largest coastal management scheme, helping to protect homes and business from flooding due to climate change and rising sea levels.
Creating a new £19m aviation museum showcasing the role played by the Bristol site in Britain’s aviation history, including a hangar to house the last Concorde ever to fly, restoring a Grade 1 listed First World War hangar to create an exhibition space
Kier delivers work for South West Water (SWW) under the ‘MEICA Capital Works Framework’, a multi-disciplinary framework for maintenance, refurbishment and the expansion of water treatment and sewage treatment works.
Developing more than six million sq ft of award winning speculative industrial space, with sizes ranging from small start-up to national distribution units through Kier Property's Trade City and Logistics City brands.
Kier used our marine expertise to undertake improvement works to St Mary’s Harbour on the Isles of Scilly, located within areas of national and international environmental and ecological protection.
The design and construction of a sports pavilion, including FA compliant changing facilities, gym, office space and flexible recreation areas. In addition a first floor balcony was incorporated into the design which overlooks the sports pitches.
Designing and constructing a new leisure complex within this holiday village on the edge of the Dartmoor National Park in Devon, including toddler and 20m adult swimming pools, Tornado and Twister flume rides, and water playground, gymnasium, other leisure facilities and associated plant and equipment.
The re-emergence of Gloucestershire County Council’s (GCC) Shire Hall after its retrofit and refurbishment reads like a fairy-tale. Over 165 weeks and 82 phases of collaborative, innovative team-working, the part-listed, part 1960’s building, an eyesore, tired and inefficient, was responsibly and dynamically transformed into an elegant and highly sustainable workplace.
Replacing existing ageing centrifuge assets with a, first of its kind, application of the HUBER Q-Press. This improved odour control measures, reduced chemical consumption and halved annual operating costs at Plymouth Central Sewage Treatment Works, as part of South West Water’s MEICA Framework.
Converting the University of West England conference centre into a temporary hospital in just 20 days, providing increased capacity for the NHS following the outbreak of COVID-19.
Providing a 24/7 reactive service to South West Water during the COVID-19 lockdown to ensure the network could cope with increased water demand. Adopting new ways of working to maintain social distancing.
Ecclesiastical Insurance Group, one of Gloucester’s biggest employers, had offices throughout the city which were not considered future proof. They decided to consolidate all Gloucester based staff into a new purpose-build headquarters on Gloucester Business Park. The building is leased from Arlington, owners of the business park, and long-term clients of Kier.
Replacing eroded concrete along a 40m length of Loe Bar Outfall by spraying concrete on the front and top face of the outfall and around the inspection chamber. The works had to be completed by the end of October 2020.
The development of a CL:AIRE Materials Management Plan (MMP), enabled the use of soils, which would normally be classified as waste, from a local development site within flood banks on the Helston (River Cober) Flood Alleviation Scheme, Helston, West Cornwall.
New-build construction of a community Special Academy judged ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted in 2019, for pupils up to the age of 18 with complex special educational needs and disabilities. The new academy replaces unfit for purpose old buildings, adding animal care, horticulture and construction facilities, a mock flat and pupil-run café.
A brand new 600 pupil secondary academy school for years 7-11, built to support Kingsmere, a new housing development in south-west Bicester. Constructed to BREEAM principles, the academy features 26-classrooms, SEN provision, a four-court sports hall built and fitted to Sport England standard, external social spaces and multi-use games areas.
A ‘Forever Home’ for a nomadic Primary School which originally operated from dilapidated portacabins and then moved to occupy converted offices with no playground. The new Academy is a spacious home to 67 pupils but allows for 420-student capacity as the new housing developments in the area become occupied.
Phase one of the Quayside regeneration master plan in Gloucester City Centre is a 3-storey multi-purpose building, including two GP surgeries to serve 18,000 people. It was constructed on the footprint of the original Quayside House, a 1960’s facility which had reached the end of its life.