Developing a deliverable solution in a dense urban multi-utility environment: A constrained site comprising of a key commuter hub and a strategic road in the City of London. This presented significant planning and delivery challenges.
Collaborating for optimal outcomes: One of nineteen supply-chain organisations co-located with the JV client. Final decisions were made collaboratively to add value to the works packages which followed-on from ours on this £562m project.
Sustainability: Working to London’s strict emissions and noise limits with constraints imposed by the location of the works.
Stakeholder Engagement and Temporary Works Management: Coordinating with partners and nearby projects to keep London’s key commuter arteries moving during works. We also managed negotiations with City of London’s Traffic Management Office and Transport for London for the project.
A Single Source approach to utilities construction saved millions from the original utilities budget. The use of 3D modelling helped to inform 4D planning and create an optimal construction solution.
Scenarios were heavily workshopped and tested in the common data environment. A two-fold solution for the access shaft saw a single trench shared by all existing utilities. This was then widened by three metres to provide the necessary access for future construction.
Logistics were coordinated with neighbouring sites and businesses and a low emission plant with particle traps was exclusively used.
Traffic and pedestrian management was of paramount importance. Our 3D Modelling for the works showed the works before, during and after. This helped streetworks officers to understand our methodology ahead of permits being granted.
Exemplar for improved project outcomes via ICE and enhanced collaborative project planning:
- 6-months programme reduction
- 100% record of uninterrupted services to customers; a key requirement
- 26,460 Working Hours over 63 weeks; zero safety incidents
- 20 utility routes diverted
- 4.1km utility ducts re-laid
- Zero Utility Strikes: avoid danger of death to our team and the public
- Sustainable application of BIM
- Recommendation by a City of London Alderman, resulting in a nomination for a positive public engagement award
- Finalist at the 2017 Construction News Specialist Awards
" The works that [Kier] have carried out on the Bank Station have been to the highest standards and the team are to be commended for how well they have overcome the challenges and completed the works safely. "Project Manager Transport for London
The Luton DART project is a joint venture project between VolkerFitzpatrick and Kier (VFK). This new state-of-the-art guided mass passenger transit system will link the airport terminal building to Luton Airport Parkway station. Due to open in 2021 it will reduce journey time from the terminal to central London to under 30 minutes.
A short-term central London consultancy project turned into a ground-breaking multi-utility project, moving eight utilities to prepare for a new 800-apartment development, setting the standard in how these projects should be delivered in the capital.
Constructing two railway tunnels that run for 6.4km between the Royal Oak portal and the new Farringdon Crossrail station in Central London. Huge scale building of station tunnel caverns at Bond Street, Tottenham Court Road and Farringdon for the new Elizabeth line.
The 660m horizontal directionally drilled (HDD) gas pipeline river crossing under the River Foyle in Derry, Northern Ireland, is one of the largest of its kind in Ireland. We were involved in the £3.1m project for firmus energy (FE) from the feasibility stage, through detailed design and planning to construction and commissioning.
Supporting the power requirement for ongoing Brighton Main Line signalling renewal works. We installed a Westplex System in order to upgrade a key commuter line to increase the quantity of trains able to utilise the line.
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.
Kier was selected to construct a new 1,300MW Combined Cycle Gas Turbine (CCGT) power station at West Burton, Nottinghamshire. The site is adjacent to the River Trent and the existing coal fired power station.
22 successful years of collaborative gas distribution infrastructure. 1st July 1996; the first natural gas pipe was being installed in Northern Ireland by Kier for PNG, the country's first and largest gas distribution business. This Alliance, competitively re-awarded, sets the sector model for collaborative success between Client and Contractor.
A step change in the way DNO capital works and connections are delivered. Together with UK Power Networks and our Alliance partners, we deliver the improvements necessary to achieve OFGEM-mandated outputs in Customer Service, Safety, Sustainability and Network Health and Reliability.
Working with Network Rail to keep the line between Ipswich and Lowestoft up and running. Replacing the line's Radio Electronic Token Block (RETB) system after the frequencies were allocated to the MOD, coming up with a workable solution with the client and ensuring this vital rural connection remained in service.
Delivering a 100% BIM3 compliant utilities design at one of London’s busiest interchanges, Bank Station. Serving 73 million passengers annually, situated between London Bridge and the Bank of England.
Supporting firmus energy since 2005 to develop and distribute natural gas across 30 Northern Ireland cities and towns as partner. Kier have to-date laid over 1,600km of pipeline, connecting more than 48,000 customers. Responsibilities include main laying, service laying, meter installs, and uniquely 24/7 emergency gas escape response and maintenance.