Construction and infrastructure services provider Kier has been appointed for the £7bn Department for Education (DfE) 2021 Construction framework.

The four-year deal will involve construction of all types of education buildings including schools, universities as well as further education and technical colleges in England.

The company has secured place on two lots of the high value band for projects worth more than £12m in North and South.

It has also been selected for 12 lots of the low value band for projects worth between £0.5m and £6m in North East; Yorkshire and the Humber; North West; East Midlands; West Midlands; East of England A and East of England B.

Kier has also secured projects in London; South East of England A; South East of England B; South West of England A; and South West of England B.

The company noted that it will focus on embedding the themes of the Construction Playbook for all the projects to be delivered through the framework.

The Construction Playbook is a joint initiative between the construction sector and the government the use of modern construction methods and standardised design.

Since the first Academies Framework in 2007, the latest contract marks Kier’s fifth time to secure a place on the DfE’s national framework.

Kier delivered more than 160 national framework projects worth more than £2bn during that time.

Kier Construction managing director Liam Cummins said: “As a strategic partner to the Department for Education, we are extremely proud to have delivered vital projects and facilities over 14 years of working in partnership through its national frameworks.

“We are delighted to be continuing this relationship, using our local teams and supply chain partners, many of whom are small businesses with key links to the communities we’re working in.

“Our focus is very much on ensuring our projects demonstrate our capability in key areas including social and environmental sustainability, digital construction and modern methods of construction to continue to deliver first-class educational settings for the benefit of pupils, students, staff and local communities.”

In a separate development, Willmott Dixon has also been reappointed to the DfE 2021 Construction framework.

Under the framework, the company has been appointed to Lots 1, 2, 13, 15, 16, 17, 18 and 21.


Kier has been selected for twelve lots of the low value band to deliver schools in England. Credit: Kier Group plc.