Modular specialist Algeco – formerly known as Elliott in the UK – has landed two major contracts to supply modular accommodation for the Ministry of Defence (MOD).
The deals, worth a combined £31m, were awarded by the Defence Infrastructure Organisation on behalf of the British Army.
The first £21m contract is for Kinloss Barracks in Forres, Scotland, which will comprise a 112-bedroom Single Living Accommodation (SLA) for soldiers. Algeco will use its modular permanent building system to build two SLA blocks, with work beginning on site in December. All works aim to be completed in 65 weeks, including the demolition of existing buildings.
The second, Beacon Barracks Stafford, is a £10m contract for supply of a 60-bedroom SLA for soldiers. Work begins on site next month and aims to be completed on a 46-week schedule, including the demolition of existing buildings.
Robert Vining, DIO’s deputy head of Major Programmes and Projects (Army), said: “The new Single Living Accommodation at Stafford and Kinloss will provide high-quality, efficient, purpose-built facilities for our military personnel. I am looking forward to working with Algeco to deliver the first of these fantastic buildings, which will make a real difference to our military colleague’s lives”.
James Withey, managing director at Algeco, said: “Our modular solution will create a modern, efficient and fit-for-purpose accommodation facility for the MoD.
“We are confident that we will meet the high sustainability targets and complete the work with minimal disruption to the ongoing operation of the bases. Our modular offsite solution provides maximum benefit by minimising works required on site.”
Modules for the Stafford Barracks will be manufactured in the company’s factory at Carnaby in East Yorkshire, and the modules for Kinloss Barracks at the factory in Inverurie, Scotland.
Algeco will act as principal contractor on both projects.
MOD Kinloss Barracks and MOD Stafford are being designed by AHR Architects.
Image credit: Algeco
Read next: Skanska uses Asite to manage data on £259m British Army project
Are you a building professional? Sign up for a FREE MEMBERSHIP to upload news stories, post job vacancies, and connect with colleagues on our secure social feed.