Kier Construction Scotland has been named as one of four principal supply chain partners on the new £160m Aberdeenshire Council Social Housing Improvement Framework, where it will deliver construction, renovation and maintenance improvements to thousands of council houses throughout Aberdeenshire over the next four years.
The work will include installing new rooves and solar panels, upgrading internal and external wall insulation, and upgrading heating and electrics.
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 will 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, which is already a partner on the £125m Aberdeenshire Council Capital Works Framework and has delivered housing stock improvements for The 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.”
Aberdeenshire Council head of housing Rob Simpson said: "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."