Contractor is one of four that will carry out work on thousands of properties in Aberdeenshire

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Kier Construction Scotland has been named as one of four supply chain partners on the new £160m Aberdeenshire Council Housing Framework.

It is joined by Mitie Property Services, West Lothian-based Everwarm and local firm Bancon Construction.

The four year contracts, which are due to begin early next year, are divided on a regional basis. Kier will deliver up to £40m of construction, renovation, and maintenance improvements to thousands of council houses in the east of the Scottish council district, which includes the towns and villages of Peterhead, Ellon, Mintlaw, Maud and Cruden Bay.

Work includes installing 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.

Mitie will undertake work in central Aberdeenshire; Everwarm in the north and Bancon in the south.

Brian McQuade, managing director of Kier Construction Scotland and north east England business, said it will also bring “apprenticeship and employment opportunities to local subcontractors and SMEs, providing a further boost to the area”.

This is the latest significant contract win for Kier in Scotland. It is a partner on the £125m Aberdeenshire Council Capital Works Framework and has delivered housing stock improvements for The Moray Council and The Highland Council.

Last month, Kier revealed a 5% rise in turnover for the year ending June on the back of a two-year programme to simplify its business portfolio, while also making a pre-tax profit of £25.8m compared to a £35m loss in the previous 12 month period.