Carillion, KBR win defence contracts worth £1.1bn

WCN Editorial Team 3 Nov 2016 EUROPE BUILDINGS

Carillion and its joint venture partner KBR have won construction and facilities management support services contracts worth £1.1bn from the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) to support the Army Basing Programme.

The programme aims to resettle troops returning from Germany at the Salisbury Plain Training Area and Aldershot by 2019.

The Aspire Defence Capital Works joint venture will be responsible for the design and construction of 130 new buildings, along with extensions and alterations to existing buildings and associated infrastructure.

Construction work, valued at £680M, will start immediately and is expected to be concluded in 2020.

Aspire Defence Services, another joint venture between the two companies, will deliver facilities management and maintenance for the assets to be built and for the increased military population across the garrisons under the Project Allenby/Connaught (PAC), a 35-year contract let by MoD to Aspire in 2006.

This contract will add a further £430M of support services revenue over the remaining 25 years.

Carillion CEO Richard Howson said: “We are delighted that Aspire Defence Limited and its sub-contractors Aspire Defence Capital Works and Aspire Defence Services have been selected by the Ministry of Defence to deliver this major element of the Army Basing Programme.

“I believe this reflects in the successful delivery of new living and working accommodation along with associated assets for Project Allenby/Connaught, together with the high-quality, value for money services that will continue to be provided for this project.”

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