Having been awarded the £17 million (US$24 million) contract for the Bassingbourn Barracks redevelopment near Cambridge, United Kingdom, Kier Graham Defence has appointed the Mick George Group to complete demolition and asbestos removal works.
This project, on behalf of the Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) will see the relocation of the British Army’s Mission Training and Mobilisation Centre (MTMC) and will entail the refurbishment of accommodation blocks, social facilities, offices, classrooms, training areas, medical and dental facilities.
Scheduled for completion during the summer of 2021, the scheme will provide infrastructure that allows the MTMC to train effectively in one location, with up to 1,000 staff and troops on site at peak times.
The new amenity will play a critical role in the training of around 12,500 military personnel every year as well as the training of a battlegroup which will be deployed in Afghanistan to carry out Operation Toral – a military operation using British forces in Afghanistan to teach their Afghan counterparts protection and security techniques.
The works are part of “Project Hercules” and follows the first phase of work to bring the barracks back into use by the British Army. The initial stage of the MTMC saw elements based in Kent in the south east of England relocated to Bassingbourn at the end of 2018.
Project Hercules supports the UK Ministry of Defence’s optimisation of the defence estate by co-locating capability and disposing of sites that the military no longer needs.