Skanska preferred bidder for multi-million pound MoD Prime Contract

Press release 01/08/2008 00:00 CET

Skanska has been appointed preferred bidder by the Ministry of Defence (MOD)for a £120 million facility at RAF Wyton, Cambridgeshire supporting part of the Defence Intelligence Modernisation Programme. The scheme, will be carried out under Defence Estate’s (DE) prime contracting initiative and will involve both design and construction work.

Skanska will now work with its client and key members of the supply chain to develop the scheme. Formal award of the scheme is expected to be announced at the end of this year with work likely to begin in early 2009 and completion set for 2011.

By combining its in-house expertise in construction, mechanical and electrical engineering, facilities management and design of IT services for the facility, the company was able to offer the MOD an integrated Skanska solution.

Under the contract, Skanska, will be the prime contractor and will have single point responsibility for managing its supply chain, including project consultants, throughout the project.

Other key members of Skanska’s supply chain include the architectural practice Scott Brownrigg, M&E and structural engineer WSP and security consultant MFD.

David Tydeman, Executive Vice President of Skanska UK said: “We are delighted to have been named preferred bidder for the design and construction of a new facility at RAF Wyton. In recent years we have successfully completed the redevelopment of the Ministry of Defence’s Main Building in Whitehall as well as the development of new Army facilities at Rock Barracks in Woodbridge, Suffolk for the MOD and Defence Estates and we look forward to continuing our successful working relationship with them at RAF Wyton.”

DE Projects Director Phil Gibb said that “This appointment marks a very important stage in the Defence Intelligence Modernisation Programme and we look forward to working with Skanska to achieve its success.”