Taking over from another developer who walked away from a 30 acre development opportunity in 2008, this project required the creation of Balaam Wood, which would become an an integral part of the regeneration of the Egghill area of Birmingham, providing approximately 500 new high specification homes and a new neighbourhood park.
The Council used its own delivery vehicle BMHT (Birmingham Municipal Housing Trust) to pick up the reins from the previous developer and the development is being built using funding from the Homes and Communities Agency. Kier Living was selected in 2010 to build and manage new council housing following the previous Labour government’s relaxation on the rules governing the provision of new housing by councils.
Communities are all about the people who live in them, so working extensively with BMHT, we engaged with house buyers and end users from the start to help shape Balaam Wood. The result is a development that offers innovative design and construction that has created a vibrant community featuring affordable homes as well as a new neighbourhood park and infrastructure improvements.
On completion of four phases, Balaam Wood will have 500 homes for open market sale. Residents are benefiting from striking modern homes that are efficient to run and have over 10% more space in comparison with standard private developer homes. This visionary approach has led to the development winning a What House? Best Partnership Scheme Gold Award in 2013 and Best Starter Home Scheme in 2016.
" Schemes like the one we’ve been working with Kier on are really important in meeting the housing needs of people in the city. I think Kier’s response to the offer we made was very, very strong. Also integrated within that is a new neighbourhood park, so you’re actually getting not just new houses, you’re getting a whole new community. We were very impressed with Kier, their professionalism and the quality of the product they build. "Head of Housing, Regeneration and Development Birmingham City Council
Assisting with the evacuation of 650 families from the estate after receiving a call from Camden Council at 5.30pm on Friday 23 June 2017, undertaking emergency fire remedial works, working overnight to fit fire door closers and carrying out an additional programme of fire upgrade works.
Developing a collection of 2, 3 and 4-bedroom homes, creating a mixed tenure development that will bring 58 homes to the open market along with 20 new affordable homes and supporting a group of local trainees.
Transforming the former site of Hawkhead Hospital into Hawkhead Village, a residential community bringing together restored Art Deco buildings and new homes. Achieving Show Home of the Year in the Scottish Home Awards 2015 and Best Renovation/Conversion in The Herald Property Awards for Scotland 2017.
Kier Living was responsible for creating the revolutionary and award-winning mixed tenure, sustainable and affordable new community in Birmingham. The project delivered a range of house types to appeal to the broadest demographic possible with the aim of giving residents an extra 10% living space.
Transforming the former Manor and Kingsway Hospitals situated 1.5 miles west of Derby city centre, creating a diverse and thriving community of 700 homes with recreational facilities, retail space and a business park to create 450 jobs.
Queensland Road was the final housing phase of the Arsenal Regeneration Scheme and the biggest single development in the regeneration area. It consists of 354 mix tenure homes and the new Arsenal Sports Centre providing a venue for educational and social inclusion community programmes.
Updating Durham University student accommodation, refurbishing and converting one block and demolishing and rebuilding a second, catering for a mixture of mixture of undergraduates, post-graduates, returning students, and includes a mix of en-suite bedrooms, studios and accessible bedrooms.
Delivering the £450m Watford Riverwell as a 15-20 year joint venture with Watford Borough Council, which involved regenerating 70 acres of land in West Watford to create residential, office, retail, leisure, industrial and hotel space.
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.
The Fulmar is part of the Greenwich Peninsula Regeneration Scheme, consisting of three residential blocks, comprising 139 flats, surrounding a central landscaped podium courtyard. The blocks range in height from four to 10 storeys, housing 60 apartments for outright sale, 19 for intermediate (shared ownership) and 60 for rent properties.
We deliver works to a broad variety of property archetypes, including leasehold properties, purpose-built and conversion flats, terraced, detached and semi-detached houses, estates-based properties, high and low rise blocks, sheltered housing and listed buildings.
Deliver a full range of fire safety works annually, including compartmentalisation, warning systems and fire doors across a range of property types with a wide geographical spread.
Delivered fire stopping and compartmentalisation to 18 fully occupied tower blocks carrying out works on a strict weekly timetable to minimise disruption to residents.
Using a systematic ‘gridline’ approach to deliver cladding and fire stopping works provided full assurance and accountability for the client and helped the smooth running of this complex project.