National reach with local passion
At any one time Kier can have around 200-250 projects in operation across the UK, from Glasgow to Exeter, Cardiff to Newcastle, from rural and suburban to city centre sites. We may span the nation with our reach, but importantly these projects are delivered by local teams, with exceptional local knowledge and supply chain relationships, and a personal pride and passion for the projects that they are creating in their own communities.
We have unrivalled geographical reach through a network of over 80 local offices, and our deep-rooted knowledge and understanding of local markets and communities comes from long-standing relationships, many of which span decades.
A full range of building solutions
We have the expertise, experience and flexibility to satisfy a range of customer requirements – from a complex, strategic asset costing hundreds of millions of pounds, to a £250k extension to create more classroom space in a school. And the job doesn’t end for us when the last brick is laid either – we also maintain thousands of buildings across the UK through our facilities management business.
Specialist expertise spanning all core sectors
Our building expertise covers a whole spectrum of industry requirements, from our public-sector clients across core sectors like health, education, heritage and leisure through to more specialist projects in aviation, defence, custodial, and scientific sectors, through to core commercial work for private clients in sectors like industrial, offices, retail and residential.
We are known for our ability to problem solve, collaborate and innovate help cut through complexity, maintain timescales and keep cost to a minimum for our clients.
Transformational and award winning
Our projects can often involve high-profile structures which, when completed, can transform the skyline, kick-starting fundamental economic and social regeneration with a lasting legacy that ripples through decades.
Meanwhile smaller projects with the pressures of tight timeframes, challenging site situations and constrained budgets can be equally as transformational for project teams and occupiers as their successful delivery brings new found joy, energy and opportunity.
Constantly giving back with social value
Through corporate responsibility and by providing employment opportunities, to apprentices and business through the local supply chain, we are making a vital contribution to local economies and truly living up to our reputation as a national builder grounded in the communities where we belong.
Our senior leadership team
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.
Restoring, renovating and extending this prestigious Grade A listed performing arts building, utilising building conservation techniques whilst internally upgrading the interiors and finishes to a high quality and installing new, modern building services and a/v equipment throughout.
Designing and building the UK’s first dedicated centre for cancer immunology research to bring together world-leading cancer scientists and enable interdisciplinary teams to expand clinical trials and develop more lifesaving drugs.
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.
Developing the first site outside Devon and Cornwall for Trago Mills, an independent, family owned and run discount leisure retailer. Bringing much needed employment to the area it includes 11 retail units, external sales area, café, garden centre, goods yard, ice cream stall, bandstand, adventure dome and model railway.
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.
Identifying this 20.5 acre site in Reading as a strategic development opportunity, delivering a retail and leisure scheme including residential, hotel, retail, car showrooms, leisure facilities and industrial units, trialling new innovations and generating 263 jobs and a social value of £138m.