Kier Living expands with £55m of new contracts across the north

Kier 2Kier Living has confirmed the expansion of its northern region, following the novation of 17 contracts with a combined value of £55 million that will boost the building trades.

The contracts, which range in size from developments of 15 units up to schemes of over 100 units, are in various stages of completion, and are located across the north west and Yorkshire.

Kier will be looking to replicate this DPP2 success in the north-east across the north west and Yorkshire over the next 12 to 18 months, in the next stage of its expansion, which all forms part of company’s ambitious plans for growth.

As part of the expansion and reorganisation of the Kier Living Northern business, the Halifax team will be moving across to Kier’s regional hub in Thorpe Park in Leeds over the coming months, while retaining a presence in Warrington and North Tyneside.

John Anderson, executive director, Kier Living said: “This is proving to be an exciting first year for the business. Having successfully formed our national residential division, Kier Living, in 2014, we have been independently rated by the Home Builders Federation as 5* by our customers, and we have accelerated our plans for growth this year, moving the business closer to our 4,000 unit a year ambition.

Combined with the northern talent through the Southdale acquisition, we are now in a very strong position to work with clients to help solve the national housing crisis, with a capability to manage projects of all scales across the UK, leveraging our almost unique end-to-end offering from funding, planning, development, housing maintenance, FM and private market sales expertise.”

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