Kier Sheffield Case Study
Kier Sheffield LLP has become the first company in the UK to join the Considerate Constructors Scheme Company Registration initiative for day-to-day maintenance and repairs contracts.
Employees, local partners, operatives and tenants came together to celebrate the launch of this new registration at an event held at the Kier Sheffield headquarters on Manor Lane on 15 September. The event included speeches by representatives from Kier Sheffield and the Considerate Constructors Scheme, as well as the unveiling of the new Kier Sheffield-Considerate Constructors Scheme branded vans.
Kier Sheffield is an award-winning partnership, which commenced in 2003 for a ten year period, between Sheffield City Council and Kier Group, one of the UK’s leading building and civil engineering companies. They are responsible for repairs and maintenance to around 42,000 housing stock managed by Sheffield Homes and council municipal buildings. Kier Sheffield also own and manage Sharrow Industries Manufacturing Unit.
Kier Building Maintenance Yorkshire and East Midlands Regional Director, Simon Bullen said: “This is an exciting and innovative move forward adding value to the services we provide to our tenants and communities through the principles of considerate practice. We are proud to be leading the way with this fantastic programme, which is a national first for both Kier Building Maintenance and the Considerate Constructors Scheme and we will be looking to roll it out across the company as industry leaders.”
Day-to-day repairs teams have undertaken training on how to deliver the commitment, which will be measured and reported on like construction sites and refurbishment schemes.
Edward Hardy, Chief Executive of the Considerate Constructors Scheme commented: “We have worked closely with Kier for a number of years now, they are very important to us as a pro-active contractor that strives for the very best standards. This extra step of commitment with our Company Registration initiative is very encouraging and will hopefully lead the way for other repairs and maintenance companies to follow suit”.
Since January 2008, Kier Group has been an Associate Member of the Scheme and it has become their company policy to ensure that every eligible Kier site or project is registered with the Considerate Constructors Scheme.