Kier Property, the development arm of Kier Group, hosted an open day for students from New College Durham at its Dragon Lane scheme in Durham on Monday 11th March in partnership with its contractor (GMI Construction Group).
This is part of the company’s drive to educate students, promote local employment and support skills and training on its retail project.
Since the project started on site in August 2018, the team has worked collaboratively to deliver many progressive steps ranging from positive engagement with its supply chain and external partners to engaging with the local Universities to identify areas of need such as apprenticeships, employment initiatives and training new and existing staff.
Tom Gilman, Kier Property managing director North commented: “We are pleased to be supporting our contractor with their local skills and employment proposals. The site is currently in week 28 of construction and progress is being tracked via a time-lapse camera http://www.cctvmon.com/projects/gmidragonlane/. The scheme will be complete by Summer 2019 and we expect for many new jobs to be created from the project.”
Kier Property has delivered more than one million sq ft of retail space.