Kier is a leading provider of construction and infrastructure services, providing specialist design and build capabilities. The knowledge, skills and intellectual capital of our people ensure we can project manage and integrate all aspects of a project.

Kier projects

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As one of the UK’s leading regional builders, we work on projects of all sizes, complexities and sectors spanning across the UK. We work across a range of sectors including education, health, housing, highways, aviation, rail and power.

With a turnover of £4.5bn and a network of over 60 UK offices we offer national coverage across all our core activities. We work to deliver economic and social infrastructure which is vital to the growth of the UK.

Our projects are delivered by local teams, based in strategically located offices in Aberdeen, Inverness and Glasgow. Our teams have 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 the expertise, experience and flexibility to satisfy a range of customer requirements and we are known for our ability to problem solve, collaborate and innovate to help cut through complexity, maintain timescales and keep costs to a minimum for our clients.

Successfully delivery through FRAMEWORKS SCOTLAND 2:

We work with Health Boards from design development through to handover and aftercare, delivering a wide range of health projects; from the award-winning rapid response COVID19 hospital at NHS Louisa Jordan to backlog maintenance and priority service upgrades across estates. Our health capability in Scotland is demonstrated by our recent projects through Frameworks Scotland 2.

Project portfolio

Eye Outpatients Department, Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, NHS Grampian £4.8m

Eye Outpatients Department, Aberdeen Royal InfirmaryAs part of a wider programme of backlog maintenance and reconfiguration works for NHS Grampian over a 5-year period, Kier were appointed to deliver the permanent relocation of the Eye Outpatients Department (EOPD). The project is critical to allow the development and progression of The Baird Family Hospital and the ANCHOR (Aberdeen North Centre for Haematology, Oncology and Radiotherapy) and involved the demolition of the current EOPD alongside temporary relocation of the Breast Screening Centre.

Ligature reduction project, Royal Cornhill Hospital, NHS Grampian £6m

Design and refurbishment of six acute mental health admissions wards to provide non-institutional, calming environments for service users. The programme of works removes identified ligature risks as well as implementing a standard room configuration for the wards to allow the Board flexible use of the facilities in the future. All works are taking place in a live environment and the team are using lessons learned from each phase of works to ensure that the wards are fully fit for purpose on completion.

The North East Scotland and Northern Isles Integrated Mortuary, NHS Grampian

The North East Scotland and Northern Isles Integrated MortuaryDeveloped in conjunction with NHS Grampian and University of Aberdeen this new facility will provide a purpose built, state of the art 3 storey mortuary for the area. It will be operated as a single integrated multi-partner, multi-purpose mortuary serving all providers including NHS Grampian, Aberdeen City Council, Aberdeenshire Council, Moray Council, Orkney and Shetland Island Councils, the University of Aberdeen, Crown Office Procurator Fiscal Service and Police Scotland. A key aim of the project is to further improve dignity for the deceased and provide an enhanced environment for the bereaved and staff, alongside supporting the growth of locally delivered forensic and educational work and improve resilience through additional capacity.

New build Ophthalmology & Surgical Centres, Golden Jubilee National Hospital
Golden Jubilee Foundation £58m

A phased programme of new build developments at the Golden Jubilee Hospital includes an innovative new unit bringing together all ophthalmology procedures into one area of the hospital: reducing waiting times, improving patient journey and increasing the number of procedures by 30%. The unit incorporates 6 theatres with shared scrub facilities, outpatient and pre-assessment spaces.

New build Ophthalmology & Surgical Centres, Golden Jubilee National Hospital

We are currently on-site delivering Phase 2 – a new Surgical Centre which will link into the existing hospital and includes theatres, outpatients and endoscopy unit. A time critical development, we are using modern methods of construction to bring the new facility into use by Spring 2023.

Foxgrove, National Secure Adolescent Inpatient Service, Irvine, NHS Ayrshire & Arran £5m

There is currently no secure adolescent inpatient services for younger people in Scotland and this new unit aims to meet that need and provide multidisciplinary healthcare to young people closer to home.
Foxgrove, National Secure Adolescent Inpatient Service
The new facility will provide 12-bed secure accommodation for service users between 12 and 18 years. Designed around the needs of young people there are spaces for socialising, education and bedrooms that can be personalised, providing a sense of safety for the service users. Kier are currently working with the Board and design team to finalise the business case ready for approval.


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Kier Construction Scotland has been appointed to take forward a trio of projects in the field of mental health, including a £6m refurbishment programme at Royal Cornhill hospital in Aberdeen and Dr Gray’s Hospital in Elgin. Kier has also been appointed to develop the...

Calum’s Cabin Charity Golf Day

Calum’s Cabin Charity Golf Day

Four of the Frameworks Scotland 2 Principal Supply Chain Partners (PSCPs); GRAHAM Construction, Kier Construction, Laing O’Rourke Construction and RMF Health took part in the first Calum’s Cabin Charity Golf Day on Wednesday 23rd September at Mar Hall in Bishopton, near Glasgow, which was this year’s chosen charity at the Scottish Health and Social Care Facilities Conference.

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