The proposed Centre for Independent Living (CIL) was envisioned to promote inclusive and independent lives for disabled and vulnerable people, enabling them to meet their full potential using their assets and capabilities.
Catering for residents with PMLD (Profound and Multiple Learning Disabilities), Learning Disabilities and Mental Health concerns it would establish an ethos of peer support and user led decision making, building the capacity of people to take charge of services and facilities.
Proposed to be managed by Camden Disability Action (CDA), a service run by disabled people for disabled people, providing information, support and activities to empower residents to live more independently.
The new centre was to comprise of three storeys plus basement plant room, constructed using concrete and steel frames on an extremely tight site, bounded on three sides by existing properties, near a London Overground line with the building’s footprint extending to the boundaries.
Key design changes, innovative methods of construction and altered tower crane use were implemented to compensate for the tight footprint and the close proximity to the train lines.
Stepped terraces were provided at all levels providing excellent accessibility throughout. Works also included extensive highway improvements.
Collaboration was key supporting an open book approach with our client and design team. The structural glazing subcontractor was appointed early in the design to assist refining interfaces. A working group for the centre met on site at key milestones throughout whilst existing service users, some with profound physical and learning difficulties, were accompanied on site visits.
Local businesses were invited to regular site tours and our team partnered with LB of Camden in an innovative consultation with care specialists and end-user groups to explore ways that the building could fully meet the diverse and specific needs of all the users involved.
Handed over in October 2018 the Greenwood Centre was delivered on time, on budget with zero defects at handover and a client satisfaction score of 9/10.
The new state of the art centre includes therapy spaces, associated facilities rooms, outside spaces, garden and roof terraces. Fully accessible flexible activity spaces include an art room, IT suite, music room, large ground floor room with a sprung floor, space for exercise classes, cafe, training kitchen and catering facilities.
Health and Safety on this project was exceptional, with Zero RIDDOR incidents and 235,080 Accident Free Man Hours.
It is also been nominated for various awards including:
• Construction News Awards 2019: Project of the Year (under £20m) – Winner
• BCI Awards 2019: Social Infrastructure Project of the Year – Finalist
• Construction Manager of the Year Awards 2019 - Matthew Davies: Nominated
• CCS National Gold Award - Winner
• Kier Silver Helmet Award winner
" “Matt (Matt Davis, Project Manager) has been intelligent, polite, personable and effective problem solver, honest, creative and made the past two years a pleasant experience. There are few occasions when I would offer such praise to a contractor, but I consider myself most fortunate to have had such an excellent Project Manager on a construction site and would be delighted to work with Matt again.” "Senior Development Manager LB Camden
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Delivering a new central London office for Kier Group where people feel inspired and want to work and collaborate, bringing together a number of Kier businesses to work jointly on the project, adding an extra floor to the building and extending two other floors to create a stunning modern space.
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Our client, Royal London’s ambition for this scheme, was to deliver a high end mixed use building (office, retail and private rented residential) capable of attracting a range of retail and commercial occupiers as well as residential tenants
Designing and structurally refurbishing one of Gatwick Airport's largest multi storey car parks, expanding parking and storage areas, and working with many stakeholders to ensure that all safety, quality and commercial aspects were delivered in accordance with the airport’s stringent standards.
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Transforming a London Borough of Kingston Road into a model for healthy streets. Creating cycle tracks and cycle parking, whilst communicating with local residents and businesses.
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.
Our North Middlesex University Hospital (NMUH) project was a £53.6 million re-development comprising of 5 separate projects including units for Strokes, HIV, Women’s & Children’s Services, retained estates, infrastructure and external works. We treated each unit as an individual project with its own project team.
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.
Easing congestion at this iconic London tourist location by integrating and coordinating pedestrian, cycling and traffic movements; using detailed planning techniques and innovative use of materials to minimise closure locations and durations; and responding quickly to changing security requirements after a terrorist attack just before the work was to begin.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
The A13 Road Widening Project is being delivered by Kier on behalf of Thurrock Council. The works include adding an additional lane in both directions between Orsett and Stanford-le-Hope and replacing four bridges. Due to open in autumn 2020, it will support economic growth, reduce congestion and enhance safety.
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.
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.
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.
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.