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Kier to deliver £5 million schools makeover

KierKier Construction Scotland, part of Kier Group, will give two schools a facelift following the award of a £5 million contract. 

The company will start work this summer on Taylor High School and Braidhurst High School in Motherwell. Completion is expected next March. 

The contract, awarded by North Lanarkshire Council, is the latest initiative facilitated by hub South West Scotland, the construction and infrastructure-focused partnership which is working with the council on its Motherwell Review programme. 

The works will include:

·         Installing a new cladding system, new windows and creating a new extension to the existing school at Taylor High School

·         Installing new heating, replacement curtain walling and a new lift at Braidhurst High School

Managing director of Kier Construction’s Scotland & north-east England business, Brian McQuade, said: “We are pleased to be carrying out additional work with hub South West Scotland on behalf of North Lanarkshire Council, having completed The Muirfield Centre in Cumbernauld last year. 

“We are committed to working with the local supply chain to support economic growth in the area.  This programme of work will provide around 50 employment and training opportunities for SMEs based within North Lanarkshire.”  

Isabelle Boyd, Assistant chief executive (Education, Skills & Youth Employment), said: “North Lanarkshire Council is committed to providing the very best learning environments for all our young people, and we are delighted that this important work to both schools is about to start.”


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