The site is located next to the Arsenal Football stadium which provided many logistical challenges to the site team, especially on match days. The entrance to the stadium had to be maintained at all times for vehicles and pedestrians. This same road was also used for site access. Additional coach parking for 18 coaches had to be accommodated on match days.
The site was also shared with Barratt Homes who were working on a similar residential project at the other end of the site. We had to manage and coordinate all deliveries with them to ensure there was not a backlog of vehicles at any one time.
The programme was tight right from the start so innovative methods of construction had to be incorporated to save time.
To address logistical challenges, Kier held weekly meetings with representatives from both the football club and Barratt Homes to agree delivery schedules and future abnormalities.
To ensure quality whilst accommodating the tight programme, bathroom pods were constructed off site and then delivered for fitting. Concrete stairwells were also constructed off-site and delivered ready to be lifted into place. Both these methods had associated quality and timescale benefits.
Metsec inner leaf was used throughout the works to help the works progress quickly after the frame was complete. Studwork partitions were used for lightweight construction, this provided a quick method of construction allowing us to keep to the tight programme.
Working with the client, we agreed to provide the homes in the South building on a core by core basis in 6 cores. This enabled each core to be commissioned separately.
Newlon Housing commented that the quality of the finish is exemplary and is a benchmark for all future schemes.
Access to the Emirates stadium was maintained at all times during the project’s life cycle with thousands of vehicles and pedestrians moving safely through the site.
The team also engaged with the local community through monthly newsletters, resident meetings, school visits to site and apprenticeship placements. Our Project Manager also completed the Belfast marathon in aid of Barnado’s.
The BBC also filmed a number of scenes for a TV programme on site.
" Newlon has a long standing relationship with Kier... We have worked together for over 10 years and during that time we have found their approach to joint working, responsiveness, quality of product, project management, health and safety commitment, attention to defects, timeliness and client relationships all excellent. We believe we will continue to work with Kier in the future. They are knowledgeable, professional and helpful and we enjoy a good working relationship with them "Senior Project Manager Newlon Housing Trust
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.
Construction of an 18-storey, concrete-framed student accommodation block in the centre of Leeds, close to the A64, consisting of 376 studios with communal dining areas, cinema room, gym, coffee lounge, and a management suite.
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.