Kier secures £160m deal with council

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Construction and services company Kier Group has secured a £160m extension with Surrey County Council to deliver a substantial package of road maintenance services.

The agreement is part of a four-year extension to the current contract that commenced in 2011. The extension will run from April 2017 to March 2021 and the scope of work in the current contract, which includes highways maintenance and improvements, will be expanded to develop a Surrey Highways skill centre to provide a range of training and apprenticeship opportunities.

This contract reinforces Kier’s presence in the local authority market...

Haydn Mursell, chief executive of Kier

The contract was originally awarded to May Gurney and transferred to Kier following its acquisition of the company in July 2013.

Haydn Mursell, chief executive of Kier, said: “Kier has forged a strong working relationship with Surrey Country Council over the past five years.

“This contract reinforces Kier’s presence in the local authority market and further demonstrates the benefits of recent acquisitions, which have strengthened the Group’s highways services and maintenance offering and helped to establish Kier as the market leader in this sector.

“These awards further underpin the strength of the combined construction and services order book which currently stands at approximately £9bn.”

Kier, which employs over 1,000 people across Yorkshire and has offices in Leeds, York, Sheffield and Barnsley, has strengthened its position on strategic frameworks.

It has secured a position on the four-year West Yorkshire YORbuild 2 Contractors Framework which has a potential total value of £400m.