Economic changes mean many companies face critical decisions about the buildings they occupy. We can use our wide-ranging development skills to create tailor-made property solutions that ensure occupiers get the greatest possible value from their property. In addition, we can also propose financial transactions including leasehold, freehold and even legacy transactions in which land exchanges are structured.
We regularly assess how we deliver our products to be “right sized” for the businesses of the future. In the industrial sector we have delivered more than 3.7m sq ft of space and continue to positively increase investment in the SME market through our Trade City programme. www.trade-city.co.uk and launched the successful Logistics City brand, focusing on medium to large industrial opportunities www.logistics-city.co.uk. Both brands operate on a speculative basis across the UK.
We can provide clients with fully integrated end-to-end solutions, first acting as promoter and developer, and then as equity investor and facilities or asset manager. Much of our focus is on structured finance schemes that support new infrastructure projects in the pubic sector, including schools, libraries and developments for the emergency services.
This has enabled us to move into new markets such as student accommodation where we have developed schemes in Glasgow, Salford, Newcastle and Southampton - complementing our long-established and still growing expertise in areas including office development, industrial, leisure and retail.
Solum joint venture with Network Rail
A large amount of our mixed-use development is through joint venture partnerships. Solum, the Kier joint venture with Network Rail, was setup in 2008 to attract private investment into the rail network through the development of underutilised Network Rail land.
Our expert development teams unlock the potential of these sites to deliver mixed-use regeneration including much needed new homes close to transport hubs. The revenue generated from the sale of these homes is invested into the improvement of station facilities for the benefit of the travelling public.
Work is currently underway at Twickenham Station which will deliver 115 new homes and £8.5 million of station infrastructure investment, including a new landmark station building situated on a public plaza which will offer new retail facilities and improved access to platforms. For more information visit: www.solum.co.uk
Watford Riverwell joint venture
We are also the development partner for Watford Borough Council’s largest regeneration project taking place on 70 acres of brownfield land to the west of the town centre.
Work is underway on the £450 million regeneration named ‘Watford Riverwell’ which will deliver over 1,000 homes, new commercial and retail uses, a new riverside park, community uses including a new school, better transport links and new hospital facilities. For more information visit: www.watfordriverwell.com
Management and maintenance
We manage property portfolios for local authorities and other public sector organisations to help them both extract maximum value from their assets and to experience the benefits of a facilities management service. The diverse range of properties for which we are strategic asset managers is expanding rapidly with the growing numbers of public and private sector schemes, properties and portfolios that we have across the UK.
Design and business services business
Within our design and building services business we provide a range of solutions including: estates and asset strategy, building and condition surveys, acquisition and disposal advice, business case and feasibility, architectural and landscape design, civil and structural engineering, building services engineering, project and programme management, building information modelling (BIM) and cost management.
Our multi-disciplinary chartered design practice has professionals and specialist who are able to deliver flexible and effective property services that improve operations, realise cost savings and enable clients to use surplus assets to drive regeneration.
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 a new, six-storey office building in central Leeds, ensuring the design blended in with the surrounding historic buildings, using lean planning to ensure the smooth running of the project, applying innovative thinking to the build, and achieving an Excellent BREEAM sustainability rating.
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.
Located on the River Thames Embankment, this project involved the demolition of the existing building behind a retained façade and the construction of a new steel framed Cat A office with a concrete basement. Inside the building, being the main feature is the central atrium and 3 scenic glass lifts.
Delivering a new central London office for Kier Group where people feel inspired and want to work and collaborate, bringing together a number of Kier businesses to work jointly on the project, adding an extra floor to the building and extending two other floors to create a stunning modern space.
" We are delighted with the progress of our prestige new office development, in the centre of Leeds. The Kier site team are using Lean Collaborative Planning sessions, to which we are invited, to seamlessly manage the works. "Director Bruntwood