East of England fast facts
Kier in the East of England
Our headquarters have been at Tempsford Hall in Bedfordshire since the 1960s from where we oversee our entire UK and worldwide operations.
Like so many living and working in the East of England, this gives us easy access to the region’s main towns and cities where many of our customers are based, as well as excellent transport links to other areas of the UK - London, the Midlands, the North and beyond.
Among our customers, we count some of the regions scientific research organisations who are at the forefront of exciting global discoveries. We also provide support to universities in the region, as well as many businesses supporting regional and UK economic growth.
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Our Projects in the East of England
Ryanair Hangar at Stansted Airport
Designing and constructing a new purpose-built maintenance and training facility.
The David Attenborough Building
Updating an icon, providing pride of place for Charles Darwin’s finds, creating a prominent spot for a fully-fledged Finback whale, and being test abseiled by Sir David Attenborough.
The Sainsbury Laboratory
This major research laboratory reconciles precise scientific requirements with a sensitive approach to its historic site.
Cross Keys Homes
An innovative joint venture to hasten the delivery of much needed housing across the East of England.
East Suffolk Re-signalling
Working with Network Rail to keep the line between Ipswich and Lowestoft up and running. Replacing the line's Radio Electronic Token Block (RETB) system after the frequencies were allocated to the MOD, coming up with a workable solution with the client and ensuring this vital rural connection remained in service.
Felixstowe 132kv/33Kv Reinforcement
132kv / 33kv reinforcement works included the longest directional drill undertaken by UK Power Networks, underneath the River Orwell, whilst protecting the ecology of the local area.
Residential Home Sprinkler Install
A retrofit installation of a fire sprinkler system into 63 one and two bedroom flats and communal spaces in a residential home at Ragallo Place in Kent.
University of Essex STEM Centre
Creating a state of the art teaching centre for science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
The Luton DART project is a joint venture project between VolkerFitzpatrick and Kier (VFK). This new state-of-the-art guided mass passenger transit system will link the airport terminal building to Luton Airport Parkway station. Due to open in 2021 it will reduce journey time from central London to under 30 minutes.