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Galliford Try bags £31m haul of defence projects


Galliford Try bags £31m haul of defence projects

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Galliford Try’s building business has signed contracts worth £31m within the defence sector.

The largest project worth £23m for BAE Systems is to construct new facilities to station a reformed Typhoon squadron at RAF Coningsby in Lincolnshire.

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

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

In Devon, the Defence Infrastructure Organisation has signed up the builder to provide a new accommodation block for personnel at the Commando Training Centre Royal Marines.

The £7.9m contract 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 10-bed room.

Keith Yarham, Defence Director for Galliford Try, 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.”

Written by Aaron Morby - Construction Enquirer