South West fast facts
Kier in the South West
From Wiltshire and Bristol, to Somerset and Dorset, down to Cornwall and Devon, there are of course many differences. These are some of the most attractive and visited parts of the UK but importantly for us, they are also areas where many industries thrive.
Kier has successfully operated in the region for decades and has helped generate millions of pounds of wider economic activity across the region. We do this by offering a breadth of expertise and capability, bringing together skills from across our business and employing local people to deliver an integrated offer to our valuable customers and boost the regional economy.
Our operational presence across the South West also means we can have meaningful impact on wider social issues through activities such as training and employment. As we continue to expand within the region so does our corporate responsibility footprint.
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Our Projects in the South West
Cheltenham Racecourse Redevelopment
Delivering a new 6,500-capacity 5 ½ storey grandstand at one Britain’s most iconic racecourses.
Creating a new £19m aviation museum showcasing the role played by the Bristol site in Britain’s aviation history, including a hangar to house the last Concorde ever to fly, restoring a Grade 1 listed First World War hangar to create an exhibition space.
Finlake Leisure Pool
Designing and constructing a new leisure complex within this holiday village on the edge of the Dartmoor National Park in Devon, including toddler and 20m adult swimming pools, Tornado and Twister flume rides, and water playground, gymnasium, other leisure facilities and associated plant and equipment.
St Mary’s Harbour
Kier used our marine expertise to undertake improvement works to St Mary’s Harbour on the Isles of Scilly, located within areas of national and international environmental and ecological protection.
Southern Resilience Scheme
Enabling Bristol Water to avoid a fine from OFWAT by delivering a new £27m and 30.5km pipeline 10 months ahead of the regulator's deadline for compliance, 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.
Lyneham Defence Technical Training Centre
Redeveloping RAF Lyneham as a world class Ministry of Defence training centre.
Hinkley Point C
Major Earthworks project to prepare for construction of UK’s first nuclear power station for a generation.
The Steart Coastal Management Project
Kier worked as part of Team Van Ord (TVO) on The Steart Coastal Management Project which was the UK’s largest coastal management scheme, helping to protect homes and business from flooding due to climate change and rising sea levels.
Berkeley Green & UTC South Gloucestershire & Stroud College
Rising from the ashes of a decommissioned former nuclear site, SGS Berkeley Green, a converted 1940’s engineering hall, and new University Technical College (UTC) are the first educational buildings to be completed on a new ground-breaking GREEN campus, within Gloucestershire Science and Technology Park.
Congresbury Yeo tidal defences
Kier worked as part of Team Van Ord (TVO) to improve the standard of protection provided to 39,741 properties in the towns and villages of Worle, Weston-Super-Mare, Kingston Seymour and Wick St Lawrence by improving the 3670m of earth bank tidal defences lining the Congresbury Yeo Estuary.