Local Government fast facts
From leisure facilities to schools, roads to housing maintenance, ancient monuments to visitor centres - local government provides many of the vital services at the heart of the communities where we live and work.
The reduction in central government funding and increased pressure on local authorities to do more for less while continuing to meet the needs of their local communities, is a serious and significant challenge across the country. With our specialist knowledge, sector leading experience and fresh thinking, we are working with councils the length and breadth of the UK.
A range of expertise
We advise councils on how they might get maximum value from their estate, through the rationalisation of their property portfolio, and are designing, building and maintaining new facilities to better match the needs of their local populations.
Our range of services includes highways maintenance, housing maintenance, facilities management, street lighting and refuse collection, all helping to reduce costs through value-for-money solutions, innovation and improved efficiency.
A local approach
We are the country’s largest regional building contractor with a truly localised business structure. Our strategy is to employ local people in our teams, maintain local supply chains and to channel value back into the communities where we operate.
We take seriously the need to encourage talent through employment, training and career development opportunities. This includes specific outreach programmes supporting veterans, NEETs (young people not in education, employment or training), together with those taking their first step on the career ladder through apprenticeships or graduate schemes.
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Redevelopment of 25 & 37 Greenwood Place to provide a new 3,600m2 resource and community services centre run by people with disabilities, for people with disabilities. As part of Camden Council’s Community Investment Programme (CIP) it forms a hub for all services that was previously spread across the borough.
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.
As part of the Football Association’s master-plan to build new football facilities in 30 cities by 2020, Kier have successfully delivered four all-purpose football hubs using state of the art 3G artificial grass at key grass-root areas across Liverpool.
Partnering Surrey County Council with an innovative scheme that brings vulnerable people in social care into the workplace, supporting these candidates to be able to carry out basic highway works in the community and helping tackle the national social care time bomb.
A high profile 3km route clearance of 1500 utility conflicts through Edinburgh city centre, delivered within budget and achieving all programme milestones, whilst minimising disruption to local businesses and residents.
Transforming a tired council facility into a modern new leisure centre in the north of Sheffield, adhering to Sport England guidelines and taking on board local concerns, introducing a bold exterior design and keeping to tight deadlines.
Delivering the £450m Watford Riverwell as a 15-20 year joint venture with Watford Borough Council, which involves regenerating 70 acres of land in West Watford to create residential, office, retail, leisure, industrial and hotel space.
Creating a viable and affordable facility that brought all Crewe's lifestyle services - pool, gym, sports hall, library, specialist daycare and family service facilities - together under one roof, meeting a diverse range of user needs and building within a constrained town centre site.
Kier Design and Business Services working in partnership with the London Borough of Hackney to deliver mixed-use developments and education schemes to create revenue for further local investment.
Setting up and running a project aimed at giving unemployed young people the opportunity to work on variety of projects at Kier North Tyneside, working with North Tyneside Council and Justice Prince ( a community interest company), and helping the young people learn new skills and grow in confidence.
The new prison at Wellingborough will be an adult male Category C resettlement prison, designed to enhance rehabilitation. The project is embracing a Design for Manufacture and Assembly (DfMA) and integrating digital tools to drive efficiencies in the design, construction and operation of the facility.
Delivering new state-of-the-art community day care facilities and social care services for vulnerable adults with varying degrees of learning disabilities. The new facility in North Wales was the 1000th project procured through the Scape National Minor Works framework.
New carpark, with iconic 14.5m living wall, provides much-needed, modern spacious multi-level parking facilities, completing the regeneration of Piries Place, an historic area of Horsham in West Sussex. Delivered through the Scape National Minor Works framework, the new car park, provides 189 additional spaces.
The RAN (Radio Access Network) is the technology used in the UK to allow mobile phones to transmit and receive data and voice services. Ericsson are a leading provider of RAN access to many of the UK’s mobile networks and in 2013, we were appointed by Ericsson to maintain its RAN assets to keep the UK’s 4G and 5G networks live and operational
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.
Design and construction of an adult male Category C resettlement prison, designed to enhance rehabilitation. As a project integrator, Kier used a Design for Manufacture and Assembly (DfMA) component-led approach to deliver the project, setting new standards for excellence in modern methods of construction (MMC), innovation and digital technologies.
" Kier and the team they formed joined us at brief preparation stage and worked in partnership with all our Users to develop a Lifestyle Centre. The site for the building was a constrained town centre site and their skills and team working was essential in creating a solution to meet our Users diverse needs and create an integrated and flexible asset. "Project Manager Cheshire East Council