Knight Dragon appoints Kier over rivals Ardmore and Wates

DSDHA Greenwich Peninsula

Kier has been appointed to replace GB Building Solutions on a £27m Greenwich Peninsula scheme, Building has learned.

Developer Knight Dragon told Building it had selected Kier for the 140-home job, over rival shortlisted firms Ardmore and Wates.

A new contractor was required for the scheme, designed by DSDHA and dubbed plot 116 (pictured), after incumbent contractor GB Building Solutions fell into administration last month.

Knight Dragon said GB Building Solutions’ other former job at Greenwich Peninsula - the £25m Jestico & Whiles-designed 161-home plot 117 - has been taken in-house and the developer will complete the scheme with subcontractors previously employed by GB Building.

The news comes after GB Building Solutions’ administrator BDO this week said it will disclose the total amount owed by the stricken firm to creditors by May 4.