Residential fast facts
Meeting a range of needs
Kier develops and maintains residential properties from high-end apartments in mixed-use developments and luxury houses for private sale, to affordable and mixed tenure housing, and student accommodation.
We have over 70 years of experience in the residential sector, with access to the expertise and resources that brings. We find sites, develop concepts and secure funding, before planning, building and maintaining properties for open-market sale, private rental, affordable rent and shared ownership.
We currently build 2,500 new homes a year, a figure which is set to rise to 4,000 by 2020. This makes us one of the very few companies in the UK today able to build and maintain every sort of domestic property on a scale likely to impact the Government’s million new homes target.
Compliance and safety
Our housing maintenance team delivers a complete maintenance package to registered social landlords, such as local authorities and housing associations. We have one of the best safety records in the industry and focus on providing our clients with total confidence in the services and compliance solutions we provide, focusing on the ‘big-five’ - fire, electrical, gas, asbestos and water safety works.
We invest in and develop high-quality accommodation for students across the UK –direct-let development schemes and university procured projects, freehold purchases, long leasehold arrangements and joint ventures. As well as flats and studios, recent developments have also incorporated cinema rooms, study spaces and courtyards and outdoor areas to support studying, socialising and enhance the experience of student life.
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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.
Delivered fire stopping and compartmentalisation to 18 fully occupied tower blocks carrying out works on a strict weekly timetable to minimise disruption to residents.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
" We are very pleased with Kier’s performance on this project, Kier have produced the best quality so far throughout the 645 units delivered on the Peninsular. We would have no hesitation recommending them for similar projects. "Director of Project Delivery Knight Dragon