Kier lands role on £160m Aberdeenshire social housing framework

KIER Construction Scotland has secured a place on the £160 million Aberdeenshire Council Social Housing Improvement Framework.

The firm will be one of four principal supply chain partners and deliver up to £40 million worth of work to thousands of council houses over the next four year.

The work will include the installation of new new roofs and solar panels; upgrading internal and external wall insulation; renewing windows and external doors; upgrading heating and electrics; and installing new bathrooms and kitchens.

Kier will carry out work in the east region, which includes Peterhead, Ellon, Mintlaw, Maud and Cruden Bay. The firm is already a partner on the £125 million Aberdeenshire Council Capital Works Framework and has also delivered housing stock improvements for The Moray Council and The Highland Council.

Brian McQuade, managing director of Kier Construction’s Scotland and north east England business said, “Kier is pleased to be a partner on this important framework which will make a huge difference to the lives of thousands of tenants throughout Aberdeenshire. Notably, we will also bring apprenticeship and employment opportunities to local subcontractors and SMEs, providing a further boost to this area.”

Aberdeenshire Council head of housing Rob Simpson added, “Aberdeenshire Council is committed to undertake a programme of social housing improvement works for the benefit of its housing tenants. This involves a large annual capital investment to ensure compliance with the Energy Efficiency Standard for Social Housing (EESSH).”