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10/09/2014 – A joint venture of Balfour Beatty and Kier Construction has won a £121m contract for the first two-year stage of work on the new Defence College of Technical Training at the former RAF Lyneham airbase in Wiltshire.

The 50:50 joint venture, called Hercules, was awarded the contract by the Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO), which manages and maintains land and property for the Ministry of Defence

Hercules will deliver new single-living accommodation for military trainees and purpose-built enhanced training facilities including a large outdoor training area. It will also build a museum for Corps of Royal Electrical & Mechanical Engineers (REME), whose headquarters will be at the base from 2015.

The refurbished college will provide training facilities in one location for all three Armed Forces for the first time in the UK. It will bring together more than 1,100 trainees and 800 staff from the Army, Royal Navy and Royal Air Force.

Much of the redevelopment will consist of the upgrade and refurbishment of existing buildings. The JV will refurbish approximately 73,000 square metres of existing building stock and construct 56,000 square metres of new-build. This will comprise detailed design and construction including demolition, the construction of new buildings, refurbishment of existing buildings and landscaping.

Hercules RAF Lyneham