Kier News

An update from Kier Construction on their work programmes, staff wellbeing and supply chain event.

Kier Construction and University of Wales Trinity Saint David’s hosted a steel signing ceremony to mark the commencement of the Innovation Matrix project.

The Innovation Matrix is central to the University’s ambition in Swansea and will provide a new platform for UWTSD’s research and knowledge exchange to connect with, and support cross-sector MNEs, SMEs, micro-enterprises, entrepreneurs, and investors to stimulate commercial growth for Wales’s expanding digitally empowered economy.

Steel Signing events were held on the site on Wednesday and Thursday, 7th and 8th June attended by Mr Vaughan Gething MS, Welsh Government’s Minister for the Economy, the Rt. Hon. David T.C. Davies, Secretary of State for Wales, UK Government, Swansea Council leader Cll. Rob Stewart and senior officers.

Kier Construction Bishopston Comprehensive school is completed
The £15m project cost has been jointly funded by Swansea Council and the Welsh Government as part of a £150m investment in new and improved schools in Swansea under the Sustainable Communities for Learning Programme

The past three years have seen major improvements to the school that include a new two-storey extension providing science labs, a state-of-the-art drama studio and art classrooms, while the school now benefits from a new reception and senior leadership area. During the project, Kier engaged closely with the local community and with the school to provide a range of STEM activities for the pupils. We really hope the staff and the pupils enjoy their new school

Kier Construction Staff Wellbeing Time Out Challenge
Throughout the month of July staff are provided with a catalogue of activities to select as many as they would like to take part in to support Health and Wellbeing. So far, we have had days out at Thorpe Park, Open water swimming, surfing, paddleboarding, Yoga, seaside walks, Ninja Warrior and much more to suit everyone.

These activities provide staff with the opportunity to switch off from work and take some time out to do something they enjoy. The month is closed off with a BBQ for all staff to attend.

Kier Supply Chain event

Kier recently hosted its Quarterly Supply Chain event and besides running out of chairs, we had an astounding response with attendees.

Western & Wales Regional Director Jason Taylor opened the event, then followed by Senior Contracts Manager Mark Wusthoff, Regional Manager Ian Rees, Commercial Manager Ben Bowen, SHE Regional Manager Steve Bass, SHE Regional Manager Stephen Booth and CSR team, Amanda Swoboda and Jess O’Donnell.

Martyn Bromley from Carbon Lens gave the attendees an insight to Decarbonisation.

The atmosphere in the room was fantastic and we had positive feedback on presentation which included, future pipeline of work, CSR, Supply Chain Development, and Health & Safety along with Decarbonisation.

We also presented the Kier quarterly awards to:

Safety – Richard Kemble Contractors

Quality Highly commended – South Wales Sports Grounds

Quality winner – Mitie

Emerging Supply Chain – Solum

Corporate Social Responsibility – Hazelwood Carpentry 


Also a big thank you to Citb, T.A.B. Training, Business Wales and Llamau for supporting the event


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