Local Government fast facts
From leisure facilities to schools, roads to housing maintenance, ancient monuments to visitor centres - local government provides many of the vital services at the heart of the communities where we live and work.
The reduction in central government funding and increased pressure on local authorities to do more for less while continuing to meet the needs of their local communities, is a serious and significant challenge across the country. With our specialist knowledge, sector leading experience and fresh thinking, we are working with councils the length and breadth of the UK.
A range of expertise
We advise councils on how they might get maximum value from their estate, through the rationalisation of their property portfolio, and are designing, building and maintaining new facilities to better match the needs of their local populations.
Our range of services includes highways maintenance, housing maintenance, facilities management, street lighting and refuse collection, all helping to reduce costs through value-for-money solutions, innovation and improved efficiency.
A local approach
We are the country’s largest regional building contractor with a truly localised business structure. Our strategy is to employ local people in our teams, maintain local supply chains and to channel value back into the communities where we operate.
We take seriously the need to encourage talent through employment, training and career development opportunities. This includes specific outreach programmes supporting veterans, NEETs (young people not in education, employment or training), together with those taking their first step on the career ladder through apprenticeships or graduate schemes.
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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.
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.
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.
Building a high quality new school, which won the 'Best Educational Building' award at the LABC Awards North West 2017, completed within a very tight budget and exceeding client expectations.
" Kier and the team they formed joined us at brief preparation stage and worked in partnership with all our Users to develop a Lifestyle Centre. The site for the building was a constrained town centre site and their skills and team working was essential in creating a solution to meet our Users diverse needs and create an integrated and flexible asset. "Project Manager Cheshire East Council