Working in volatile conditions, including at height and adjacent to and over water, to clear and repair and repair a severely damaged 4km section of the A591, a key Cumbrian arterial highway, adjacent to the lower slopes of Helvellyn and Thirlmere, as well as reinstating a 120m section of the road that was almost washed away at Dunmail Raise.
The road was damaged in December 2015, when Cumbria was hit by an unprecedented series of severe weather events including the 1-in-1300 years Storm Desmond, causing flooding and severe structural damage.
Highways England appointed Kier Highways to engage key local supply chain partner Cubby Construction and together we developed a viable design solution that was delivered with an unblemished safety record, within budget and ahead of schedule. The A591 connects the local communities of Keswick and Grasmere and links the north and south lakes so a speedy repair was crucial to Cumbria’s economy.
The connection between the north and south Lakes was restored three weeks early – welcome news to communities across Cumbria and tourists who visit the Lake District National Park. The route was officially re-opened by HRH Prince of Wales and handed back to Cumbria County Council in May 2016.
Clearing and repairing damaged sections of the A591 hit by storms in 2015/16, working with Cubby Construction on behalf of Highways England, operating in volatile conditions and completing the project three weeks early followed by a reopening ceremony performed by HRH Prince of Wales.
Re-waterproofing and resurfacing the Gravelly Hill Interchange, the main link between the Spaghetti Junction on the M6 and the centre of Birmingham, developing a customer led delivery model, challenging the norm and changing working practices to meet customer needs.
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.
Working with Surrey County Council and the supply chain to deliver £120m of work for £100m on the fourth busiest road network in the UK, dramatically improving the condition of the roads in the county, driving down the cost of materials and increasing investment in new techniques and equipment.
One of the largest infrastructure initiatives in the UK encompassing a new six-lane toll bridge over the River Mersey along with 9km of local road upgrades. Construction was carried out by Merseylink Civil Contractors, a joint venture between Kier Infrastructure, Samsung and FCC.
Regenerating Britain's oldest market in 10 weeks, collaborating with a wide range of supply chain partners, engaging with the local residents, businesses and traders and bringing a delicate touch to a much loved historical site.
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.
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 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.
Cheshire’s first smart motorway from Crewe to Knutsford. Converting a 20 mile stretch of the M6 into an ‘all lane running’ smart motorway; creating much needed extra capacity and more reliable journey times. It will reduce delays and excessive congestion for the 120,000 (approx.) vehicles that use it each day.