North West fast facts
Kier in the North West
Kier is helping the North West to realise its ambitions of rivalling London and the south east with diverse opportunity, economic growth and destination locations from cities like Liverpool and Manchester to growing suburbs and rural idylls, all boasting major regeneration, incredible investment opportunities and a fantastic quality of life. We have successfully operated across the region for decades which is why we have decided to play a leading role in the foundation of the Northern Powerhouse.
In recent years we have been generating over £2bn of wider economic activity across the whole of the north of England. We are doing this by offering a breadth of capabilities across the entire region, bringing together skills from across our business and employing 5,500 people, delivering an integrated offer to our valuable customers and helping to boost regional economies.
As we continue to expand within the region so does our corporate responsibility footprint. Working with BBC DIY SOS, we helped to renovate eight dilapidated homes on Canada Street in Newton Heath, Manchester, to create four adapted homes for veterans and their families, as well as a Walking With The Wounded advice and therapy centre. In addition, all 62 properties on Canada Street and adjacent New Street were given a 'facelift' to create a neighbourhood that everyone feels proud to live in.
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Our Projects in the North West
Materials Analysis Laboratory
New head office and analytical laboratory for metallurgical consultants.
Creating a ‘Knowledge Quarter’ for Liverpool, a collaboration between the University of Liverpool and Liverpool John Moores University, delivering a highly adaptable research environment and incubator space for start-ups and SMEs who are developing digital sensor technologies and applications.
St Hilda’s CE High School
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.
Oldham Town Hall
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.
Mersey Gateway Project
One of the largest infrastructure initiatives in the UK encompassing a new six-lane toll bridge over the River Mersey along with 9km of local road upgrades. Construction was carried out by Merseylink Civil Contractors, a joint venture between Kier Infrastructure, Samsung and FCC.
Reconnecting Cumbria on the A591
Clearing and repairing damaged sections of the A591 hit by storms in 2015/16, working with Cubby Construction on behalf of Highways England, operating in volatile conditions and completing the project three weeks early followed by a reopening ceremony performed by HRH Prince of Wales.
Crewe Lifestyle Centre
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.
Developing Chester's largest and most ambitious ever creative project, working in a restricted city centre location, adapting the programme when a Roman building was discovered on site, restoring and revitalising a Grade II Listed building, creating new cultural spaces and receiving the Arts Council's highest ever score for a building.
Urenco Tails Manufacturing Facility
Kier worked as the main contractor to deliver a facility for processing ‘tails’, a by-product of the uranium enrichment process.
M6 J16 to J19 smart motorway project
Cheshire’s first smart motorway from Crewe to Knutsford. Converting a 20 mile stretch of the M6 into an ‘all lane running’ smart motorway; creating much needed extra capacity and more reliable journey times. It will reduce delays and excessive congestion for the 120,000 (approx.) vehicles that use it each day.