Kier builds on Yorkshire construction boom

Kier builds on Yorkshire construction boom

A rise in house building and commercial work in Yorkshire saw Kier Group end 2015 on a high, with group revenue rising by 32% in comparison to the same period in 2014.

Kier Group, which employs over 800 people in Yorkshire, saw revenue rise by £2.1bn for the six months ending 31 December, compared to £1.6bn the previous year.

With offices across the region including in Leeds, York, Sheffield and Barnsley, Kier is delivering a number of landmark projects across the county.

One of which is with Bruntwood to construct the major new development at 3 Sovereign Square in Leeds (pictured), providing over 90,000 sq ft of grade A office space.

Haydn Mursell, chief executive, said: “We are encouraged by the robust pipelines in property and residential and the order books totalling £9bn in construction and services.

“We remain focused on ensuring that the group is fit for growth by continuing to focus on our operational efficiency and continuing to manage risk closely.

“This discipline, combined with the resilience and flexibility provided by the portfolio of businesses in the group, will continue to underpin our performance. We look forward to the future with confidence.”

In Sheffield, Kier is also responsible for a number of schemes across the city including the new Sheffield North Active Leisure and Sports facility, new theatres at Sheffield Royal Hallamshire Hospital in a £7.6m project and the £4.9m new cataract department at Northern General Hospital.

The group also opened its new 8,500 sq ft regional headquarters at Thorpe Park in Leeds last year and work has just started on a new retail scheme in Snowhill, Wakefield.