Kier Group

Green light for Granton Gasworks Station refurbishment

ADP Architecture has secured planning permission and listed building consent for the full refurbishment of the former Granton Gasworks Station on Waterfront Avenue.

Published 6 November 2020

Wallace Hume: What I love about heritage projects is the history etched in every part of a building

Wallace Hume is a senior project manager at Kier and he is currently working on the refurbishment of The Burrell Collection in Glasgow. Here, Wallace talks about his career within the built environment, his passion for heritage projects and his pride at winning three Considerate Constructor Scheme Awards over the past three years.

Published 16 October 2020

Kier Construction appoints Helen Samuels to new technical director role

Kier Group has appointed Helen Samuels to a newly created senior role within its construction business.

Published 29 September 2020

Kier reports £273m loss

Kier Group has today followed last year's heavy losses with another plunge into the red of more than £273 million.

Published 17 September 2020

Civil engineer Alison Atkinson to join Kier board

Former Halcrow civil engineer Alison Atkinson is to join the board of Kier, the construction group announced today.

Published 7 September 2020

Rising audit fees hit contractors

The accountancy failures surrounding the collapse of Carillion are costing other firms with government contracts millions of pounds in annual audit fees.

Published 3 September 2020

Kier unveils charity partnership with End Youth Homelessness

Kier Group has announced End Youth Homelessness (EYH), a UK-wide movement of local charities that have joined forces to tackle homelessness together, as its new corporate charity partner.

Published 19 August 2020

FM Conway and Kier Integrated Services reinstated to Prompt Payment Code

FM Conway and Kier Integrated Services Ltd have been reinstated to the Prompt Payment Code following an overhaul of their payment practices.

Published 14 August 2020

Seddon and Kier Highways reinstated to Prompt Payment Code

Seddon and Kier Highways have been reinstated to the Prompt Payment Code following improvements in payment practices to their supply chain.

Published 3 June 2020

Kier to deliver £22m school of engineering for University of Edinburgh

The University of Edinburgh has appointed Kier to build the new home of its school of engineering at its King’s Buildings Campus.

Published 22 May 2020

Chris McGhee: My time working on NHS Louisa Jordan

Chris McGhee is framework manager for Kier Regional Building Scotland and was part of the team who helped convert the Scottish Events Campus (SEC) in Glasgow into NHS Louisa Jordan. Here, Chris shares his experience on the project and how the construction industry united at a time when the country needed it. 

Published 4 May 2020

Gas workers left in the lurch after contract change

A contractor who took on nearly 80 workers when it was awarded an SGN gas mains replacement and connections contract gave them a deadline to accept voluntary redundancy just days later.

Published 29 April 2020

Construction completed at NHS Louisa Jordan

Contractors at the NHS Louisa Jordan hospital at the Scottish Events Campus (SEC) in Glasgow were applauded by NHS staff yesterday on the completion of the emergency coronavirus medical facility.

Published 20 April 2020

HS2 given notice to proceed despite lockdown

The UK Government has given formal approval for work on High Speed 2 (HS2) to proceed as long as sites comply with guidance for safe working practices in relation to social distancing.

Published 15 April 2020

Construction begins at temporary coronavirus hospital in Glasgow

Work to transform the Scottish Events Campus (SEC) in Glasgow to house a temporary NHS Scotland hospital is now under way with four main contractors involved.

Published 3 April 2020