Retail fast facts
The face of retail is changing across the UK, with greater emphasis on how the built environment supports customer experience.
Kier is an experienced delivery partner in the retail sector providing investment, development, complex multi-stage design and build, fit out, refurbishment and facilities management services. We use the right skills from across our diverse business to deliver innovative, integrated solutions for our retail customers, helping to create stimulating environments at retail parks, shopping centres, as well as in single unit shopping outlets.
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As a considerate constructor, we work hard to minimise the potential impact of our operations to neighbours, customers and staff while work is ongoing. We are highly experienced at working in live environments and putting in place mitigation measures so that existing stores can continue to trade while work is ongoing.
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Developing more than three million sq ft of award winning speculative industrial space, with sizes ranging from small start-up to national distribution units through Kier Property's Trade City and Logistics City brands.
Developing the first site outside Devon and Cornwall for Trago Mills, an independent, family owned and run discount leisure retailer. Bringing much needed employment to the area it includes 11 retail units, external sales area, café, garden centre, goods yard, ice cream stall, bandstand, adventure dome and model railway.
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.
Identifying this 20.5 acre site in Reading as a strategic development opportunity, delivering a retail and leisure scheme including new homes, a hotel, retail space, car showrooms and industrial units, trailing new innovations and generating 263 jobs and £138m of social value.
Creating a new retail and leisure heart for the town comprising 23 shops, restaurants and bars, together with a multi-screen Empire cinema, 60 bed Premier Inn hotel and a 345 space car park.
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.
Constructing a new retail unit that included remodelling existing car parks, a major re-alignment of the existing spine road - including removal of roundabouts - significant public utility services diversions and installation of toucan crossings.
Redeveloping a brownfield site to construct a new carbon neutral shopping park, creating the world’s first multi-let retail asset to achieve a BREEAM Outstanding rating.
Restoring an iconic building, taking part in feasibility studies to decide the best use of the building, working on the project to turn it into a seven-screen cinema with restaurants, coffee shop and retail units, winning multiple industry awards and creating something of huge importance to local people.
" Kier’s experience and local knowledge is invaluable to meet the high standard required by Trago and its customers. The cooperation we’ve had with Kier has been first class. "Chairman Trago Mills