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Kier swoop for £45m deal to build new green offices in London Victoria

The Kier Group have won a £45 million contract to build new eco-friendly offices in London Victoria, which is the latest in a series of new contracts acquired by the construction firm.

Construction Enquirer reports that Kier, alongside developers Terrace Hill Group and Doughty Hanson, are set to build new offices and flats in London Victoria. The work will begin next month and is due to be completed in Autumn 2012.

The plans comprise of building high-quality offices, 33 new apartments and retail space at the 280,000sq ft site at One Howick Place in London.

At a time when construction jobs are being cut due to the poor state of the economy, this is a bonus for the industry, as the project will create new construction jobs in the capital.

The unique part of this project is that the offices will use “green” energy and help contribute to the government’s zero-carbon targets. The project will feature several energy saving features such as solar panels on the roof and a combined cooling and heating plant, so the building creates its own renewable energy. This means the building will be awarded an “Excellent” BREEAM rating when completed (which is the highest measurement for green buildings in the UK).

As well as the new green offices in London Victoria, Kier have been awarded a £16 million contract to deliver the first phase of a major housing development in Gloucestershire. The work, which will see 600 new homes built in the town of Lydney, most of which will be affordable homes. The project is expected to create around 150 new construction jobs.

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