Kier Scotland project manager earns recognition for Ayr Academy work

Andy McTavish at the London ceremony

KIER Construction Scotland is celebrating after project manager Andy McTavish won a Gold Award at the Construction Manager of the Year Awards.

The awards, held at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London, were hosted by Scottish TV presenter Hazel Irvine and run by the Chartered Institute of Building.

Andy was honoured in the Higher Education category for his work at Ayr Academy for hub South West and South Ayrshire Council. The £24 million Kier-built school can accommodate an additional 300 students over three storeys and is said to provide a “modern, creative and social learning environment” with shared indoor and outdoor spaces.

Brian McQuade, managing director of Kier Construction Scotland and North East said, “Only the very best in the industry reach the final of these awards so it’s extra special that Andy has won this prestigious accolade. Awards like these are so important in recognising the talent of individuals within the industry, particularly as the sector strives to combat the skills shortage by encouraging new and diverse talent to consider a career in construction.”