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18 April, 2007 - 13:16 By Staff Reporter

Kier seals council contract

Construction and services giant, Kier has announced a five-year, £86m maintenance contract with Hull city council and invested £500k to boost waste recycling in Corby.The contract, worth £86m over the next five years, is to repair and maintain 10,000 homes in the Park and Riverside areas of Hull. The deal will add to a long list of contracts the company already operates in the north, involving around 195,000 homes in Sheffield, Leeds, Lincoln and Hull.

The initial five-year contract, eligible for two further five-year extensions, will involve response repairs, empty property repairs, adaptation work and planned maintenance and will begin immediately.

The firm has also announced a £500k investment in the latest environmentally-efficient dust carts, set to increase the proportion of recyclable materials collected by the firm as part of a refuse contract with the city.

Kier has bought three ‘Dennis Eagle Phoenix 220’ dust carts, at a cost of £145k each, which will simplify the recycling process for Corby’s 24,000 homes serviced by Kier. Before the company began its contract with Corby in 2004, recycling levels were less than 10 per cent but that figure is believed to have risen to 30 per cent with the help of the new vehicles, Kier said.

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