Contractor appointed to two bands covering high and low value projects across England


Kier has been awarded a number of places on the Education and Skills Funding Agency’s (ESFA) latest £8bn four-year construction framework.

The new framework is divided into three value bands, with the contractor being appointed on the two bands that it elected to bid for, covering high-value projects worth more than £12.5m in lots covering the north and south of England, as well as low-value projects up to £4.5m, comprising 12 regional lots across England.

The ESFA framework replaces the ESFA’s previous National and Regional Contractors Framework.

Kier has completed approximately £5bn of education projects in the past 10 years, with recent deal including the £25m Charter School project in East Dulwich and a £23m scheme to build a new 1,200-place school in Sheffield.

Haydn Mursell, the firm’s chief executive, said the award ”demonstrates the strength of our relationship with the Education and Skills Funding Agency and maintains our leading position in the education sector”.

Last month Kier’s Scottish construction arm was named as one of four supply chain partners on the new £160m Aberdeenshire Council Housing Framework.