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PROFILE: Kier Group plc is a construction services and property group, which specializes in public and private housebuilding, civil engineering, land development, and support services. Kier Group is a constituent of the FTSE 250 Index, and is one of the largest construction contractors in the UK. PARTNERSHIP: New partnership CONTACT DETAILS: For contact details please call Flexiform on 01274 706206.

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CLIENT: Kier Group plc LOCATION: UK-wide SIZE: Relocation for 300 staff PROJECT LEADS: Phil Roberts WE SUPPLIED: Back-to-back desks with desk-mounted screens, task chairs, on-desk electrics and monitor arms with pedestals underneath, multiple height tambour storage units with plan chests, and a diverse range of bespoke products designed and produced in partnership with Kier

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Flexiform is engaged in a long-term, ongoing partnership with Kier Group, providing a diverse range of furniture and bespoke products to their offices, including its headquarters at Thorpe Park, Leeds, as well as a number of fire stations designed and constructed by Kier. The partnership began with a national contract to fit out Kier’s regional offices. The offices and fire stations required bespoke products designed with Kier’s specific needs in mind. Desking, storage, screens and electrics were all supplied, as well as newly developed locker units, boot racks, galvanized fire cages, and drying racks. However, the largest undertaking was for tool sheds with multiple removable tub-style containers mounted on the back wall. The bespoke products are produced at Flexiform’s factory in Bradford, and on-site projects are overseen by our engineers to ensure that installation proceeds without issue or delay. A major requirement from Kier was for all furniture to be flexible, to match the company’s adaptable working methods, as well as future growth. For this reason, Pico desking, which can expand and reduce in size thanks to add-on extensions, has been used heavily throughout Kier premises. However, other offices were supplied with solo desks, which can be easily reconfigured and moved, to suit more dynamic environments. Beginning with the first floor of Thorpe Park, Kier made use of Flexiform’s in-house survey analyst to identify the amount of workspace needed for each member of staff, and our space planning service to help decide on layouts that would make the most of the space available. The resulting furniture solutions

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were tailored to the needs of the department in question – the planning department, for example, have storage units with overhanging tops (a bespoke product designed for Kier), which provide adequate space to spread out large building plans. Since the beginning of our partnership with Kier, we have developed our processes to ensure they are able to order products in their chosen style and finish with ease. Client-specific brochures have been produced for fire stations, standard offices, and their head office, with preferred products given codes unique to Kier. This means that one code can be used to order a specific combination of products – such as a screen, desk, pedestal, cable tray and on-desk electrics in the relevant finish, rather than having to select from multiple components at every order. This service greatly simplifies the order process for Kier, saving time for the client and ensuring their diverse range of premises maintains a visual consistency, as well as improving our service offering at Flexiform. From conception to execution, Flexiform have endeavoured to keep close contact with Kier, to ensure every product runs smoothly. A variety of meetings were held to determine the client’s needs in every area, from lighting to space to filing, and our space planners and project managers responded to the client’s requests for changes on a proactive basis. Flexiform now stocks many of Kier’s bespoke products as standard, allowing us to meet their timescales incredibly quickly, as well as offering these innovative products to other clients too.


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UNDER THE DESK SHOWING CABLES FEEDING FROM FLOOR GROMMETS, IN TO CABLE TOWER AND THEN IN TO THE CABLE TRAY. 10

SHARED CENTRAL CABLE TOWER.


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Fire Cages Designed for Kier fire stations, these fire cages are produced in waterproof, galvanized steel, and are lockable. They are incredibly hard-wearing, offering a high degree of protection against vandalism and accidental damage.

Scrum Pods Oversailing tops can be placed on our storage units, providing unique and functional meeting spaces and layout tables within the office.

Drying Racks Developed specifically to meet Kier’s needs, drying racks can be designed for clothing, footwear and gloves, in a variety of formats, including single, back-to-back, and side-to-side configurations.

Pedestals Our hard-wearing office pedestals can accommodate foolscap or A4 filing (a deep drawer divider is required), as well as pen trays and dividers. Our pedestals can be MFC-fronted to match desk finishes.

Pico Back-to-Back Desk The Pico desking range is extremely versatile, with sliding tops providing access to cables stored underneath. The desks can be extended at any time, to react to changes in staffing levels.

Plan Chests Plan chests can be a great addition to any office or studio, and are ideal for safely storing large work up to A0 size. The Plan Chests are available with five or ten drawers.

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YORKSHIRE HQ

LONDON

SCOTLAND

t: 01274 706206 f: 01274 665760

t: 02033 010436 f: 02033 010435

t: 01506 416410 f: 01274 665760

Flexiform 1392 Leeds Road Bradford West Yorkshire BD3 7AE

Flexiform 1st Floor 45 Gee Street London EC1V 3RS

Flexiform Unit 7 Bloom Farm Main Street Livingston Village West Lothian, EH54 7AF

www.flexiform.co.uk Company Registration Number: 02542123

Kier Group Case Study by Flexiform Business Furniture  

Flexiform is engaged in a long-term, ongoing partnership with Kier Group, providing a diverse range of furniture and bespoke products to the...

Kier Group Case Study by Flexiform Business Furniture  

Flexiform is engaged in a long-term, ongoing partnership with Kier Group, providing a diverse range of furniture and bespoke products to the...

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