Completing a steel-framed, 1,200 place secondary school to a high standard by May, to enable the school to prepare to open its doors to students in the September. Constructing on a development with other contractors live on housing projects was another challenge that the team faced.
Aureus Secondary School was the second project we completed on the Great Western Park development in Didcot, following the success of UTC Oxfordshire.
With a tight deadline to meet, the team focussed on communication and collaboration with sub-contractors, the housing contractors and the local community.
Weekly programme meetings gave them an opportunity to monitor progress and plan ahead with the site team and sub-contractors, resolving any issues efficiently and quickly. The site management team established and maintained strong relationships with the housing contractors and the local community, regularly attending meetings and working closely with the housing contractors to ensure all deliveries were carefully planned and scheduled to the required time slots.
The new school successfully opened its doors to students in September 2018 and now offers a high-quality secondary school to accommodate the need for educational facilities on the Great Western Park estate. The team regularly review the work throughout the project to ensure the client received the best results, the students and staff are now taking advantage of some amazing facilities.
As well as general teaching classrooms and science laboratories there are extensive sport facilities including two football pitches, a rugby pitch, a running track, hockey pitches and an outdoor play area.
Refurbishment and fit-out of a six-storey 19th century mill building and coach house with a new build sports hall in Bradford, maintaining the building’s heritage and ensuring it is suitable for teaching.
Building a new school for 1,100 students within the grounds of the original. Abiding by strict environmental regulations and generating a wealth of social value within the local community.
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 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.
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.
Updating an icon, providing pride of place for Charles Darwin’s finds, creating a prominent spot for a fully-fledged Finback whale, and being test abseiled by Sir David Attenborough.
A joint venture with Kier Major Projects for the University of Northampton. The project marked the first time Kier had committed to a large-scale Light Gauge Steel (LGS) frame project and is the largest LGS project to date in the UK.
Creating a ‘Knowledge Quarter’ for Liverpool, a collaboration between the University of Liverpool and Liverpool John Moores University, delivering a highly adaptable research environment and incubator space for start-ups and SMEs who are developing digital sensor technologies and applications.
Bringing an iconic and sustainable development to the Carmarthen campus of the University of Wales, providing 40,000 sq. ft. of accommodation for for Welsh Media company S4C and the University's new media faculty and offices, and achieving a BREEAM Excellent certificate for sustainability.
New build secondary school developed under the Education Skills and Funding Agency's (ESFA) Priority Schools Building Programme (PSBP), providing modern accommodation with increased pupil capacity and facilities for classrooms, in addition to a Learning Resource Centre which integrates with pupil breakout areas.
The UK – and Coventry as a city - is well-established as a leader in automotive, aerospace, rail and marine design. Coventry University’s National Transport Design Centre (NTDC) aims to boost design innovation in the transport sector and bridge the current shortfall in creative skills.
New build secondary school developed under the ESFA’s Priority Schools Building Programme (PSBP), providing modern accommodation with increased pupil capacity for 1,200 pupils and 300 post-16 students.
Designing and constructing of a new joint campus school for The Highland Council to incorporate two neighbouring primary schools, Caol Primary School and St Columba's RC Primary School, together with a community facility.
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 secondary school on the Great Western Park Development in Didcot, ensuring it was completed in time for the start of the new school year, creating extensive outdoor sports facilities as well as a building for 1,200 students and working alongside contractors delivering housing projects.