Laing O’Rourke has signed a contract to develop new facilities for the UK’s Ministry of Defence (MoD) at Alexander Barracks in Surrey, England, UK.

It is aimed at establishing a ‘centre of excellence’ for the British Army’s non-infantry Basic Training, which will be co-located at Pirbright as part of the MoD’s Defence Estate Optimisation (DEO) Army Programme.  

This initiative will facilitate the closure of Sir John Moore Barracks in Winchester and Prince William of Gloucester Barracks in Grantham. 

Last year, Laing O’Rourke was among seven companies that signed the MoD’s Strategic Alliance contract to execute infrastructure projects across the DEO Portfolio.  

The DEO Army Programme, the largest portion of the £5.1bn ($6.47bn) portfolio, aims to enhance the military estate for better support and improved living conditions for personnel. 

Major General Richard Clements CBE said: “The significant investment that has been announced at Alexander Barracks Pirbright will deliver critical infrastructure to support the British Army’s future capability and operational requirements, as set out in Future Soldier.” 

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Outside the barracks, a new nursery will be constructed to serve both service families and the local community.  

Construction is set to commence this month, with phased completion over the following years.