Kier Construction announces Edinburgh College of Art contract win

Kier Construction announces Edinburgh College of Art contract win

Kier Construction Scotland has today announced it has been appointed by the University of Edinburgh to undertake refurbishment work on the College of Art, a £14m contract win which builds on its strong start to the year.

The construction will see work carried out over two phases so one half of the building always remains in operation, ensuring the College can continue to deliver its curriculum during the refurbishment works.

Phase one activity is expected to commence this month, and completion is scheduled for September 2017, with the second phase scheduled to take place shortly after.

The announcement follows similar activity by Kier including the completion last August of the Scott Sutherland School of Architecture for Robert Gordon University and the recent shortlisting for the restoration of the Mackintosh Building for the Glasgow School of Art, illustrating the calibre of projects Kier undertakes.

Brian McQuade, managing director of the Scotland and north-east England arm of Kier’s Construction division, said: “Kier has a made a solid start to 2016 and we are pleased to announce such a significant contract win in a sector in which we continue to make inroads.

“Activity will see a number of repairs and renovation work undertaken, alongside a number of new improvements and alterations.

“Kier has strong project management experience and a track record of putting together teams of subcontractors that allows us to tackle large projects on this scale, and we look forward to starting work on-site from June.”

Over the coming years, activity will be concentrated between the Lauriston Place campus and George Square area, allowing a more cohesive community with room for growth and expansion.


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