Water fast facts
Kier has worked in this sector for many years, providing services from connecting an individual home to designing and building pumping stations for some of the biggest names in water. We understand the issues that the industry faces and work collaboratively with clients to ensure work is carried out efficiently, to the agreed budget and to a high standard.
Our services include planned and reactive mechanical and electrical (M&E) services, renewing and laying new pipelines, 24-hour response on the sewer and water mains network, maintaining reservoirs and upgrading treatment works and end-to-end metering services along with in-house survey, design and commissioning capabilities.
We are always looking for new ways of doing things, such as ensuring we are highly BIM capable (Building Information Modelling). As part of a Group that offers the full utilities services we are also able to provide water services within a multi utility offering and use experiences in one sector to benefit another.
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Delivering a new £27m and 30.5km pipeline for Bristol Water, overcoming biodiversity and sustainability issues, handling the logistics presented by the pipeline passing through five towns and bringing improved water supply to 280,000 customers.
A short-term central London consultancy project turned into a ground-breaking multi-utility project, moving eight utilities to prepare for a new 800-apartment development, setting the standard in how these projects should be delivered in the capital.
Kier delivers work for South West Water (SWW) under the ‘MEICA Capital Works Framework’, a multi-disciplinary framework for maintenance, refurbishment and the expansion of water treatment and sewage treatment works.
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.
Working collaboratively, the IMDS Alliance and the Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC) improved the method of installing water meters. The new process for Anglian Water’s new smart meters saves time on install and saves end-users water and money through faster identification of leaks and more accurate bills.
Replacing existing ageing centrifuge assets with a, first of its kind, application of the HUBER Q-Press. This improved odour control measures, reduced chemical consumption and halved annual operating costs at Plymouth Central Sewage Treatment Works, as part of South West Water’s MEICA Framework.
Providing a 24/7 reactive service to South West Water during the COVID-19 lockdown to ensure the network could cope with increased water demand. Adopting new ways of working to maintain social distancing.
" Kier were instrumental in the successful delivery of Bristol Water’s Southern Resilience Scheme with their vital contributions from best practice and buildability considerations at an early contractor involvement stage, through design, construction, commissioning and handover of the scheme. The Kier team’s focus on meeting a challenging regulatory deadline including; key stakeholder management, risk mitigation and leadership in Health and Safety were fundamental reasons for the successful delivery of the project. "Director of Project Delivery Bristol Water