Kier Framework Autism Unit and Billingham Secondary School

Supporting Kier Construction to create two new facilities in busy education and healthcare environments were challenging yet fulfilling tasks for the Applebridge team.


  • North East - Morpeth and Billingham




Education - Kier Construction


Construction of a new build two storey secondary school and a new build hospital mental health (autism) unit.

Their challenge:

The new builds needed on each site presented a unique set of parameters to work within, including being adjacent to either a working school environment or an operational mental health hospital environment.

Our solution:

Scope of works included:
  • St Michael’s School, Billingham, £1.5m
    • New build two storey secondary school
    • All civils works inclusive of cut and fill, foundations, floor slab, drainage attenuation and externals including tarmacadam
    • Bespoke JCT contract - remeasurable
    • Works carried out adjacent to a live school environment
  • Laurence Jackson Secondary School, Guisborough, £2.5m
    • New build hospital (mental health unit)
    • All works inclusive of cut and fill, foundations, floor slab inclusive of extensive retaining wall details, drainage and externals including tarmacadam
    • NEC contract - lump sum
    • Works carried out within a live mental health hospital environment
    • Adjacent to significant live natural water course

The results:

This £4m project commenced in December 2014 and was successfully completed in November 2016.

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