May 29, 2019 12.10 pm This story is over 30 months old

£23m deal to construct new facilities at RAF Coningsby

The new buildings will house 12 Squadron

Galliford Try has been appointed in a £23 million deal to construct new facilities at RAF Coningsby.

Galliford Try’s Building business signed contracts for two projects worth a combined £30.9 million within the defence sector.

The company has been appointed by BAE Systems to construct new facilities to station a reformed Typhoon Squadron at RAF Coningsby.

The new buildings will house 12 Squadron, which is a joint RAF/Qatar Emir Air Force unit. This follows the sale of 24 Typhoon fighter jets to the Qataris.

The squadron building will consist of part modular and part traditional construction. Ancillary buildings will comprise aircraft hangars, flight line shelters and a training building.

In addition, Galliford Try has been appointed by the Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) in a £7.9 million contract to provide a new accommodation block for personnel at the Commando Training Centre Royal Marines in Devon.

This will see the creation of a 181-bed block for junior ranks, as well as supporting offices and a communal area at the site near Lympstone. The block will comprise of eight-bed rooms and one ten-bed room.

Defence Director for Galliford Try Keith Yarham said: “Defence is a key sector for our business and one in which we have a growing reputation for building high-quality, technically demanding facilities.

“The award of these two contracts demonstrates the breadth of our offering to the sector and our ability to deliver appropriate solutions for our clients.”

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