Kier, the leading property, residential, construction and services group, today announces it has completed the acquisition of leading infrastructure services provider McNicholas to strengthen its positions in the utilities and infrastructure services sectors
Volunteers have begun working to improve a footpath which runs through a beauty spot between Bexhill and Hastings. The work will see resurfacing of the path, which borders the Combe Valley Countryside Park, improvement to steps and a new ramp installed to make it more accessible. It will also see remedial work on the bridges the route passes over, drainage improvements and the installation of new benches and picnic tables to allow people to enjoy the countryside views.
Ownership of the path, which follows the route of the former Bexhill to Crowhurst railway line, is in the process of being transferred from Rother District Council to the Combe Valley Countryside Park Community Interest Company (CIC). The company and the managing agent for the park, environmental charity Groundwork South, have teamed up with civil engineering company McNicholas, which is providing volunteers, equipment and specialist support for the project.
A team of 12 cyclists (and 1 support driver) from UKPN, Amec Foster Wheeler, McNicholas and Arcadis completed their 300 mile cycle challenge from London to Amsterdam and back over the weekend of 12th- 15th May, with a grand departure from Kings Cross on the Friday morning.
In 2016, a team from McNicholas working on the Phoenix Natural Gas contract in Northern Ireland took on for the first time the challenge of the Cutters Wharf Viking Boat Race, only to be declared winners against a line-up of dedicated Viking Boat Racers!
Taking the decision to defend the title on the 30th April, this year they had competition from their colleagues working on the Firmus contract as well those Viking Boat Racers seeking revenge at the start line. The challenge was well and truly set with more than a winner’s trophy at stake….
The Railway Industry Supplier Qualification Scheme (RISQS) is a supplier pre-qualification service used by buyers of products and services throughout the British rail industry. The scheme enables McNicholas and other contracting organisations to both buy sub contracted services with confidence from other organisations which have undergone the rigorous third party assessment and to offer our services to Network Rail, Transport for London and other major contractors. The scheme helps suppliers by providing an open, fair and transparent way for them to be formally assessed and recognised as capable providers of products and services and in so doing helps facilitate the management of supply chain risk.
McNicholas’ Glasgow office held a charity day on Friday 28th April in aid of Guide Dogs Scotland.
In support of Mental Health Awareness Week running from the 8th – 14th May 2017, McNicholas have taken this important Health and Wellbeing subject onto the road, as part of our annual Lookout for Safety roadshow, to raise awareness about mental health and its role in our Wellbeing. Our interactive presentation includes sharing an understanding of what mental health is, why it is important, what influences our mental health and where to turn to for advice and guidance if need be.
McNicholas has been selected as a finalist in the category Sustainable Contractor of the Year in the 2017 Construction News Awards. This year the Construction News Awards are celebrating their 21 years of commending the very best contractors in the UK.