Kier wins contract to build $20.4m enterprise centre in UK

WCN Editorial Team 5 May 2021 EUROPE BUILDINGS

Kier, a construction and infrastructure services provider, has been appointed as a main contractor by Braintree District Council to construct a new $20.4m (£14.7m) enterprise centre in the UK.

The three-storey centre will be built at the new Horizon 120 Business and Innovation Park near Great Notley.

It will feature conference and training facilities, shared meeting rooms, flexible workspaces, and offices for smaller businesses.

Braintree District Council corporate director of growth Dominic Collins said: “The appointment of a main contractor is a major step forward for this project.

“Kier’s experience will help us create a modern and eco-friendly building which will generate opportunities for small businesses and create hundreds of jobs for local residents.”

Construction work on the project is scheduled commence imminently with completion planned by summer 2022.

The contract for new enterprise centre marks the second project that Kier is delivering to Braintree District Council following its appointment to build $41.6m (£30m) Victoria Square regeneration scheme.

The project will include 35 new homes, pharmacy, 70-bed Travelodge, new bus interchange, a café/restaurant, a new public realm, and a twin-level car park.

Kier Regional Building Eastern managing director Mark Dady said: “The sustainable design of the building highlights how we can help our clients achieve their sustainability aims, through the projects we deliver.

“Our appointment to this scheme follows the ongoing success of our Victoria Square Regeneration project which is due to complete later this year. Both projects will greatly benefit Braintree by providing new facilities and employment opportunities for the community.”

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Illustration of the new $20.4m enterprise centre in UK. Credit: Kier Group plc.

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