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Kier appoints operations director for health major projects

Kier has appointed David Hollywood as operations director for health major projects, further strengthening Kier's experience in delivering for the health sector.

Kier is currently involved in some major construction projects in Gloucestershire, including the Forum development in Gloucester city centre and the A417 'Missing Link' highway project.

David Hollywood joined in January and in this newly formed role, will lead on upcoming major health projects with a focus on key opportunities including the New Hospitals Programme and Construction Works and Associated Services 2 (CWAS2) / ProCure 23 (P23).

Prior to joining Kier, David was project director at ISG for two years. With over 25 years' experience in the construction industry, David has worked for contractors and NHS Trusts to deliver major health projects up to £400m in value.

Cheryl Parsons, health director at Kier Construction, said: "I'm delighted to welcome David to our construction business. We have a strong presence in the health sector and the extensive experience and leadership skills David brings, whilst working alongside our specialist teams, will strengthen our position as a leading provider of healthcare facilities in England, Scotland and Wales."

David Hollywood said: "I'm excited to be joining the Kier business at a time when there are such great opportunities in the UK health market. Kier's reputation in the sector is second-to-none and I look forward to working with the team to enhance this even further through the delivery of outstanding projects for our clients and end users."

Kier is a leading provider of healthcare construction projects and completed 45 projects last year. Recent successes include the completion of the £97m Heartlands Treatment Centre, Birmingham; £98m Heatherwood Hospital, Berkshire; the award-winning Great Ormond Street Hospital Sight and Sound Centre in London and the Rowan View Medium Secure Hospital in Liverpool.

Kier has also joined forces with ISG, Laing O'Rourke and Wates to build four new English prisons, pooling their resources and skills to form one big collaborative team.

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