Developing a scheme to integrate and coordinate pedestrian, cycling and traffic movements in a key tourist destination that has high traffic and pedestrian flows, along with intense political, public and media interest and a huge range of high profile stakeholders. These constraints paled into insignificance when, ten days before the work was to begin, Westminster Bridge underwent a devastating terrorist attack.
The Westminster Bridge terrorist attack put a different perspective on the project and the team quickly came together with Transport for London(TfL) to add hostile vehicle mitigation barriers and enhanced site security to the requirements.
Collaboration was essential and teams worked together to ensure everything progressed with the minimum disruption to users of the bridge. Detailed planning techniques and innovative use of materials were used to minimise closure locations and durations. and a flexibility of approach also allowed a Public Liaison Officer and Traffic Safety Control Officer helped the smooth running of the project, setting up a temporary taxi rank, site marshals, way finding signage and surveys to improve customer satisfaction. Local businesses were also consulted to ensure construction was adjusted to meet their needs.
Security issues were obviously paramount and the team responded quickly to changing security considerations and requirements, including security sweeps. Safety was ensured via plastic demarcations, hazard display and feedback boards . and onsite permits identifying qualified plant operators.
Despite the disruptions the project was completed on 18th December 2017, three and a half months ahead of schedule and under budget.
It has also been a great success in integrating and coordinating pedestrian, cycling and traffic movements on the bridge with five per cent more people per hour having access to the bridge, transport 46% of travellers in 30% of the road space and overall improving 83% pedestrian journeys.
The outcome also fulfilled the Mayor of London’s Streets Vision as the scheme has reasserted the primacy of public health and wellbeing, provided safety and gave accessibly to pedestrians, cyclists and motorists.
" Kier was always attentive and provided open communication, taking our business levels and preferences into account during operations. If there were challenges, Kier’s Public Liaison Officer and Traffic Safety Control Officer were always helpful, reacting promptly and positively. "Hotel Manager Park Plaza
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Aperture is the first phase of residential buildings on the Greenwich Peninsula. This five storey building comprises of a restaurant and deli on the ground floor, day nursery on the first floor, estate management and a community centre on the second/third floors with a gym on the remaining floors.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Situated close to Westminster Cathedral, Howick Place is an architecturally stunning building designed by Rolfe Judd Architecture. The building takes inspiration from the surrounding conservation area, whilst creating an environment to meet all 21st century needs.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Located on the River Thames Embankment, this project involved the demolition of the existing building behind a retained façade and the construction of a new steel framed Cat A office with a concrete basement. Inside the building, being the main feature is the central atrium and 3 scenic glass lifts.
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.
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