Skanska wins £250m Worthy Down training base – Via ConstructionEnquirer.com

Part of the new defence college at Worthy Down

Part of the new defence college at Worthy Down

Skanska has won the bid battle to build a new military training centre to replace the Deepcut barracks in Wiltshire.

Construction work is to begin later this month on the £250m Worthy Down project in Winchester.

The scheme – known as Project Wellesley – will take around five years to complete and will provide accommodation for up to 2,000 students and staff.

Skanska beat Lend Lease and Vinci to take the job to build the new defence college that brings together onto one site the majority of logistics and personnel administration training for the Royal Navy, Army and Royal Air Force.

The plan is for the centre to be up and running by late 2018, while maintaining training at the site throughout the construction period.

Part of the new defence college at Worthy Down

The development of the Worthy Down site will enable the relocation of military units from Princess Royal Barracks Deepcut in Surrey, which is then intended to be closed and sold.

As part of the deal, Skanska will also act as development manager for the redevelopment of the Deepcut site where around 1,200 homes, a school and other facilities will be built.

Read the original article at http://www.constructionenquirer.com/2014/06/09/skanska-wins-250m-worthy-down-training-base/

 

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s