Kier has completed its £221m takeover of services firm May Gurney.

The deal sees the creation of a business turning over £2.8bn, with Kier combine its £445m services business with May Gurney to create a £1.1bn turnover services arm deriving two-thirds of its revenues from local authorities.

The deal will also result in around 200 job cuts from overlapping services.

For local authority clients the deal will add highways maintenance, street lighting and underground services to Kier’s roster of capabilities.

Kier’s proposed takeover, announced in April, trumped Costain’s proposed £178m merger with the service firm.