Two transport deals secured by Kier Construction Scotland

Gordon Reid
Gordon Reid

Kier Construction Scotland has announced a significant transport contract win and framework appointment as it continues to establish its position within the sector.

Kier has been appointed as construction partner for £2 million of upgrade work at Cumbernauld Bus Station on behalf of North Lanarkshire Council. The works, which have been won through hub South West Scotland, will be phased to maintain use by the public during the improvements and will provide increased accessibility and more attractive, modern and comfortable waiting facilities.

Work on Cumbernauld Bus Station is expected to begin later this year and follows the appointment of Kier by Highlands and Islands Airports Limited (HIAL) to undertake expansion and modernisation work on Inverness Airport.

Kier has also been appointed to Glasgow Airport’s framework for the delivery of building works at the airport over the next three years during a period which sees the airport investing in new capital projects designed to provide a better experience for passengers.

Kier Construction Scotland’s business development manager, Gordon Reid, said: “These key appointments add to the positive momentum we have built up during the early part of 2016 and we are delighted to have secured two projects which will support Scotland’s infrastructure and transport offering.

“Our ongoing work with hub South West Scotland continues to go from strength to strength and we eagerly anticipate undertaking the work at Cumbernauld Bus Station, a project which, by the sharing of skills and experience through our supply chain, will be constructed so that the bus station is fully operational during the upgrade.

“Glasgow Airport is an asset of strategic national importance, providing employment for more than 7,300 people across Scotland and generating nearly £200m annually for the economy, and we look forward to working with them to support their growth strategy.”

Lorna Bowden, business manager (strategic planning) at North Lanarkshire Council, said: “The creation of improved bus stances for Cumbernauld is an important project for the council and our partners which will see a £2.2m investment in the town centre. We have commissioned Kier Construction Scotland to deliver a positive outline design, which will meet the needs of the public, commuters and everyone who uses the town centre and will create a modern new facility for Cumbernauld.”

Michael McBrearty, chief executive, hub South West Scotland, said: “hub South West are partnering with Kier Construction Scotland on a number of current projects, all of which will make a significant and positive impact on the delivery of services to the local communities these facilities will serve.

“Through this partnership approach, North Lanarkshire Council are making a significant investment in modernising these bus facilities and encouraging more frequent use of public transport. This project will provide Cumbernauld town centre with modern and accessible facilities, and we are looking forward to working once again with Kier Construction Scotland and our wider collaborators.”

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