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The UK aviation sector employs over 900,000 people and over 118m passengers travelled through Heathrow and Gatwick Airport in the past year
Kier has delivered terminal extensions at Gatwick, Southend and Inverness airports and is building the new Bristol Aerospace Centre, which will be home to the world-famous Concorde 216
Did you know the energy sector in the UK employs over 600,000 people
Kier has designed and built more than 10 of the UK’s power stations – enough energy to power 17 million homes
Over 67 billion miles were travelled on the UK’s motorways last year
Kier maintains two thirds of the UK’s roads and motorways and is working to create smart motorways through one of Highways England’s largest Smart Motorway Programme contracts
When building new schools, everything is carefully considered right down to the colour of the walls. It’s proven that high school children learn better in environments where blue, green and mauve colours are prevalent
Since 2007, Kier has improved education facilities for over 120,000 children – equivalent to the population of Cambridge
The first streetlights bought into operation in the UK were at Holborn Viaduct and Thames Embankment in the 1870s. Today there are over 7.5 million streetlights across the UK.
Kier maintains half a million street lights and over 55,000 phone masts across the UK
The first passenger carrying public railway was opened in 1807 and ran between Swansea and Oystermouth. Today, the National Rail network spans over 10,000 miles
Kier was responsible for restoring the iconic King’s Cross station in London. The 150-year-old, listed building was re-roofed while a daily rail journey programme operated underneath.
Did you know there are over 6,000 level crossings across the UK?
Kier is working with Network Rail on its National Level Crossing Risk Reduction Programme, which runs until March 2019 and has seen dozens of crossings improved or upgraded to be made safer
Did you know the UK needs to build a quarter of a million homes a year just to keep up current housing demand?
Kier Living delivers over 2 million sq ft of residential space every year/ facing bricks
On average, 60 million tickets are sold for UK sporting events every year
Kier redeveloped the grandstand at Cheltenham Racecourse, without interrupting the racing calendar. Over 400,000 spectators passed through the operational site for the annual Cheltenham festival.
The world’s first iron bridge was built by Abraham Darby III in 1781 across the River Severn in Telford. The 378-tonne bridge is now recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Kier is nearing completion on Mersey Gateway, one of the UK’s largest infrastructure projects that will provide a six-lane toll bridge across the River Mersey linking Runcorn and Widnes.
The tallest office building in the world is the Burj Khalifa in Dubai. Built in 2010, it stands at an impressive 160 floors high
Kier Property delivers on average 2 million sq ft of office space every year
Local Authority roads
Local authorities are responsible for maintaining roads in their constituency and local roads account for over 80% of the UK’s network.
Kier maintains over 26,000km of local road networks in England
The UK produces 31 million tonnes of waste every year – the same weight as 3.3 million double decker bus
Kier provides waste collection services to over 800,000 households
Did you know the NHS employs over 1 million people, making it one of the world’s largest workforce
Kier has provided over 1,300 hospital beds in the past three years and provided a third of the UK’s hybrid operating theatres
More than 5 billion bus journeys are made in the UK every year
Did you know Kier takes 16,000 children to school every day?
Did you know there were over 5bn journeys made on local bus routes in the UK in the past year?
House prices in Wythenshawe rose by 7% after Kier completed the new transport interchange
In 2015-16 academic year there were over 2 million students studying at UK higher education institutions.
Kier provides over 2,000 student beds each year and has recently built new facilities in Newcastle, Lincoln and Aberdeen.
Did you know there are over a quarter of million retail outlets in the UK?
Kier provides almost one million sq ft of retail space each year
Did you know there are over 300,000 listed buildings in the UK.
Kier provides maintenance services to some of the UK’s most prestigious buildings including the Royal Opera House and is also restoring the world-famous Mackintosh building in Glasgow.
Crossrail is the largest construction project in Europe, creating a new 118km train line across London through two new 21km tunnels. It will start from Maidenhead and Heathrow in the west, to Shenfield in the East
Kier is working on projects worth £1.2bn on the Crossrail scheme including upgrading Liverpool Street and Farringdon stations.
The oldest canal in the UK is the Fossdyke Navigation, which was built by the Romans in 120 AD and the longest is the Grand Union Canal, stretching 137 miles from London to Birmingham
Kier preserves over 2,200 miles of canals in England and Wales
We have 2,000 different job roles at Kier. Site jobs are incredibly important, but there’s something for everyone in the industry, from marketing, to finance, to data science, and everything in between. We have over 400 projects on the go around the country at any one time. Kier invests in, builds, maintains and renews the places where we work, live and play.
Find out how you can leave a legacy at: www.kier.co.uk