Braintree District Council has appointed national contractor Kier to take forward its £30 million Manor Street regeneration scheme. The city centre scheme will see Kier deliver 35 new homes, a ‘Livewell’ hub – which will provide up to 20,000 residents with access to a range of health services, pharmacy, 70-bed Travelodge, new bus interchange, a café/restaurant overlooking a new public realm and a twin-level car park.
“We are specialists in delivering key projects for local authorities nationwide. We work extremely hard to leave a positive footprint on the areas we work in and throughout this project we will be committed to engaging with the local community and working closely with local subcontractors to create a range of job opportunities for those living in the area,” said Mark Dady, managing director at Kier Regional Building Eastern.
“I’m looking forward to working closely with Braintree District Council to deliver this vital project for the people of Braintree.”
Work will begin on the project in early 2020.
“Without our investment as a local authority, these improvements to health facilities, the bus station and town centre would just not happen,” added Cllr John McKee, Cabinet Member for Corporate Transformation, at Braintree District Council.
“We see this regeneration as the catalyst for change – bringing more people, new businesses and more jobs in to our wonderful town. It’s the beginning of an exciting transformation which we believe will encourage other businesses and services to set up home in our town in the future.”
The scheme is set for completion in 2022.