Kier to build border control buildings for Portsmouth International Port

WCN Editorial Team 19 Jul 2021 EUROPE BUILDINGS

Construction and infrastructure services provider Kier has secured a £17.1m project to deliver new border control buildings for Portsmouth International Port.

The project from Portsmouth City Council has been procured through the Procure Partnerships framework.

Work on the project will support the new free port plans for Solent.

The project is expected to create nearly 100 new jobs upon completion of construction.

Enabling works at the site have already commenced and Kier is working with its local supply chain partners on the project.

The new port is expected to be complete in spring next year.

Portsmouth International port director Mike Sellers said: “Our contractors are underway on this huge development project and you’ll start to see the Border Control Post (BCP) taking shape.

“This has allowed us to expand, and we will be able to increase our role as a key port, providing critical routes for UK-EU trade serving the western channel and providing resilience against the challenges of the short crossings in Kent.

“Green credentials are also at the forefront of our plans, as any new development must meet our target to become the UK’s first net carbon neutral port by 2030.”

In addition, Kier has started work on Paisley Museum’s £42m extension and transformation project in Scotland.

The contract, which was awarded by Renfrewshire Council, involves redevelopment of four buildings. Two of them are grade A listed buildings including a Scotland’s first public Observatory.

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Kier to construct new £17.1m border control buildings for Portsmouth International Port. Credit: courtesy of Portsmouth International Ports.

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