Skanska has today been awarded a £150 million contract by the Ministry of Defence, for the design and construction of a secure facility at RAF Wyton, Cambridgeshire supporting part of the Defence Intelligence Modernisation Programme. The formal award of this contract follows the announcement in August 2008 that Skanska had been appointed Preferred Bidder for the scheme under the Defence Estate’s (DE) prime contracting initiative, and will be included in Skanska’s order bookings for the second quarter of 2009.
This latest award marks the return to MOD work for Skanska who were responsible for the refurbishment of the Ministry of Defence Headquarters in London and latterly the redevelopment of Rock Barracks, Woodbridge.
Under this latest contract, Skanska will undertake the construction of the new facility at RAF Wyton including, main technical buildings, three squadron blocks for 42 Engineer Regiment (Geographic), as well as all of the associated supporting buildings, recreational facilities and external areas to provide increased services within the existing site.
In addition, Skanska will be responsible for the architectural, structural and civil design and the mechanical and electrical management and installation for the new buildings.
Skanska’s professional team for this project includes Scott Brownrigg – lead architects, WSP – Mechanical and Electrical Consultants and MFD – Security Coordination.
Construction will begin in July 2009 with completion of the main facility in late 2011 and the total completion of the scheme set for autumn 2013.
Commenting on the award, Mike Putnam, Executive Vice President of Skanska UK said, “Today’s announcement is great news. We are delighted to be partnering with Defence Estates for the delivery of this important Strategic Asset.”