Galliford Try announces £30.9m combined defence sector contracts

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Galliford Try has signed construction contracts worth a combined £30.9m with BAE Systems to construct new facilities to station a reformed Typhoon squadron at RAF Coningsby in Lincolnshire

The defence sector contract will allow for new buildings, housing 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.

Meanwhile, in Devon, Galliford Try has been appointed by the Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) to provide a new accommodation block for personnel at the Commando Training Centre Royal Marines (CTCRM).

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 ten-bedroom.

Keith Yarham, defence director for Galliford Try, commented: “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.”

Simon Jones, the DIO project manager, said: “This new accommodation will be purpose-built for personnel at CTCRM Lympstone. We are looking forward to working with both Galliford Try and our technical services partner AECOM on providing these essential facilities.”

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