Kier Construction Scotland appointed to £160m Aberdeenshire Council Housing Framework
Kier Construction Scotland has been named as one of four principal supply chain partners on Aberdeenshire Council’s new £160 million Social Housing Improvement Framework, which will see Kier deliver up to £40 million worth of construction, renovation and maintenance improvements to thousands of council houses throughout Aberdeenshire over the next four years.
The work that Kier Construction Scotland will carry out includes:
This housing improvement work complies with the requirements of the Energy Efficiency Standard for Social Housing (EESSH), set out in the Climate Change (Scotland) Act 2009, which aims to reduce energy consumption, fuel poverty and the emission of greenhouse gases for social housing in Scotland.
Kier Construction Scotland has been appointed to carry out work in the East Region which includes the towns and villages of Peterhead, Ellon, Mintlaw, Maud and Cruden Bay.
The appointment is a significant win for Kier Construction Scotland. The construction company is already a partner on Aberdeenshire Council’s £125m Capital Works Framework and has delivered extensive housing stock improvements for Moray Council and The Highland Council.
Brian McQuade, managing director of Kier Construction’s Scotland and north east England business, said: “Kier is pleased to be a partner on this important framework which will make a huge difference to the lives of thousands of tenants throughout Aberdeenshire. Notably, we will also bring apprenticeship and employment opportunities to local subcontractors and SMEs, providing a further boost to this area.”
Rob Simpson, head of housing at Aberdeenshire Council, added: “Aberdeenshire Council is committed to undertake a programme of Social Housing improvement works for the benefit of its housing tenants. This involves a large annual capital investment to ensure compliance with the Energy Efficiency Standard for Social Housing (EESSH). To assist us in undertaking this large project we are pleased to be working with Kier Construction Scotland as one of four companies who were successful in the competitive tender.”