Kier Graham secures long-term Faslane deal
Brian McQuade (managing director Scotland Kier), Jacqui Rock (commercial director) and Gary Holmes (director Scotland Graham)
The Kier Graham joint venture has been appointed to the Defence Infrastructure Organisation’s £750million Clyde Commercial Framework.
Working in partnership, Kier Graham Defence will deliver building, civil engineering and mechanical and electrical works to the main HMNB Clyde at Faslane, which is home to the nation’s core submarine service.
Kier Graham is one of only three contractors to have been appointed to the DIO’s framework on behalf of the Ministry of Defence. The others are Morgan Sindall and VolkerStevin.
The ten-year programme includes a wide spectrum of project types, typically ranging from £10m – £90m in value; from standalone, new-buildings including accommodation and training facilities, through to complex refurbishments on nuclear infrastructure in high security and operational areas.
Brian McQuade, managing director for Kier Construction, Scotland, said: “We are thrilled to have been appointed to the DIO’s new Clyde Commercial Framework working in joint venture with Graham. Together we look forward to providing high quality buildings and infrastructure to HMNB Clyde, which will allow the Ministry of Defence to continue to carry out its operations effectively.”
Gary Holmes, Graham managing director, Building Scotland said: “The DIO’s new approach to this major contract stresses the necessity for collaboration, transparency and trust. Securing our place on the framework in the face of major competitors is testimony to the nature of the Kier Graham Defence partnership.”
The Clyde Commercial Framework supports the DIO’s Commercial strategy that was launched last year and supports the Ministry of Defence’s £1.3bn Clyde programme, ensuring personnel responsible for delivering the UK’s Continuous at Sea Deterrent (CASD) are able to live work and train in safe, state-of-the-art facilities.
Independently the two organisations have strong track records working across the UK within the defence infrastructure as well as numerous core production facilities for the Ministry of Defence’s clients.
As joint venture partners Kier Graham Defence already has a growing defence portfolio delivering several schemes through the DIO’s Next Generation Estates Contract (NGEC), National and Regional Frameworks.