The contractor said the two jobs worth £8m were the first fruits of the revamped framework with more than £100m worth of other projects currently being bid.
In a trading update, Kier said it now holds more than 50 public and private sector frameworks, putting it in a strong position to win further work through 2010/11 and beyond.
The deals have already helped Kier to secure its full targeted revenue for 2011 and half of expected revenue for 2012, despite the market downturn.
Kier has recently been appointed construction partner on the West Midlands Framework and on both the high and medium value frameworks in the North West Construction Hub.
The education sector continues to provide a good flow of new work despite the Government’s cutbacks.
Since July, Kier has secured two new academy school projects in East Sussex and Worcester, valued at £28m, and has reached financial close on a further £97m worthy of work.
Kier has also plugged into the developing market for fitting solar panels to buildings.
It is currently installing one of the UK’s largest photovoltaic arrays on King’s Cross station in London.
The contract includes the installation of a new glazed roof comprising over 15,000 sq m of glazing, of which 2,5 00sq m is made up of PV panels that will generate 10% of the station’s electricity requirements.
In Stoke, it is installing PV panels to council-owned homes and it is confident of securing further contracts out to tender over the next few months.
But the firm warned that continued lack of confidence coupled with the low availability of mortgage finance had resulted in a slow start to the year for its house building business.