Kier lands £14m Edinburgh College of Art contract

ECA main campus

KIER Construction Scotland has been appointed by the University of Edinburgh to undertake refurbishment work on the College of Art.

The firm said work will be carried out over two phases so that one half of the building always remains operational, to avoid disrupting the curriculum.

Phase one is expected to last from from June 2016 to September 2017.

Kier said the work will “improve and perform essential maintenance on the building’s fabric and internal systems bringing a major new space in the west side of the main building into use”. 

Brian McQuade, managing director of the Scotland and north-east England arm of Kier’s Construction division, said, “Kier has a made a solid start to 2016 and we are pleased to announce such a significant contract win in a sector in which we continue to make inroads. 

“Activity will see a number of repairs and renovation work undertaken, alongside a number of new improvements and alterations. Kier has strong project management experience and a track record of putting together teams of subcontractors that allows us to tackle large projects on this scale, and we look forward to starting work on-site from June.  Our successes on similar jobs, flexibility and ability to form long term relationships, undoubtedly helped in the contract win.”