The expansion of Hayes Primary School in Croydon has transformed the whole structure of the school and its learning environments. The expansion has enabled the number of pupils to be increased from 315 to 420. A new aluminium screen was constructed to the front and side elevations. The screen’s purpose is to reflect the canopies of the mature trees surrounding the site and, in turn, reduce the apparent visual mass of the building.
The Sainsbury Laboratory in Cambridge, constructed by Kier, has received a raft of awards including Best Education Building at the LABC Awards, Regional building of the year at the RIBA Awards, the Concrete Performance Award at the Concrete Society Awards and, perhaps most notably, the Stirling Prize for architecture.
The 240kWp solar glazing system at King’s Cross railway station, where Kier renovated the glass roof of the train shed. The iconic project is one of the UK’s largest and most complex building integrated solar PV systems to date and is part of Network Rail’s wide-ranging green building programme. Now live, the projected output of this ground-breaking system is expected to be around 175,000kWh of electricity every year, saving over 100 tonnes of CO2 emissions per annum.
The new 376sq m Southend Cultural Centre is sited at the end of Grade II listed Southend Pier. The building has sloping walls and a twisting hyperbolic paraboloid (double curved) roof form. A system of supporting trusses gives the building the stiffness it needs to spread its weight evenly over the pier’s 100-year-old cast iron piles.
Barking Park is the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham's oldest park, opened in 1898. Kier’s project involved the demolition of existing buildings and existing maintenance yard. The previous Lido swimming pool was backfilled and a new splash park was created within the Lido garden. In addition, extensive landscaping works were carried out to create a new play area and boating jetty. The play equipment was shipped from Germany.
Procured through the Suffolk County Council Framework, Kier was awarded the contract to construct a major new extension to Tudor CEVP Primary School in Sudbury. The new extension was constructed with a series of Glulam beams to form a curved vaulted roof, in-filled with timber panels and rafters and finished with rendered external walls with aluminium windows and roof lights.
Bolton St Catherine’s Academy and Firwood High School. The schools, which opened to students in 2012, provide learning facilities for an all-age academy of 1,160 students and a co-located special school which provides an inclusive ‘single learning community’ under one roof. Designed by architects Sheppard Robson, the new facility supports the amalgamation of the two schools, and the entire community is designed to be accessible to special education needs (SEN) students.
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Kier is undertaking a major restoration project at Torre Abbey in Devon for owner Torbay Council. The building is being stabilised, protecting it for future generations and providing a historical narrative of the life of the building since it was originally built in 1196.
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Commemorating a century since the legendary Titanic set sail from the port of Southampton on 10 April 1912, the iconic SeaCity Museum opened its doors to the public exactly 100 years later. The £15m project work to create SeaCity Museum was carried out by Kier Construction and involved converting Southampton’s Grade II* listed former Magistrates’ Courts building at the Civic Centre into exhibition space and public areas including a café and gift shop.
This project was procured through the IESE Framework and was the second phase of work to provide Woking with a single redesigned and modernised shopping experience. The focal point of which was the redesigned main town square which has been transformed to provide a contemporary hub for the people of Woking to enjoy.
This project in Handcroft Road in Croydon involved the demolition of an existing redundant Bakery and the design and build of 22 new homes for shared ownership and affordable rent. The four-storey block has a large array of hidden photovoltaic panels accommodated on the roof, with the electricity generated and provided to the Landlords meter to benefit from feed-in tariffs.