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First phase of Worthy Down redevelopment complete

31st July 2018 - 08:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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The UK Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) and Skanska have completed work on the first phase of a redevelopment project at Worthy Down camp in Hampshire, the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) announced on 25 July.

The new facilities at Worthy Down include a flagship college, recreational space and accommodation. The new facilities will provide a single location for training and operations, to meet the combined needs of Princess Royal Barracks, HMS Raleigh and Royal Air Force (RAF) Halton.

To date, over 36,500sqm of floor space has been built, creating new surroundings where the RAF, Royal Navy and army personnel can live, work and train.

The Skanska and DIO team have provided the Defence College of Logistics, Policing and Administration with a 154-seat lecture theatre, 60 new homes for military people and their families, 755 single-bed spaces in six new blocks and a 358 seat canteen.

The site also includes a new water tank with the capacity to hold 324,000 litres. New energy-efficient boilers for the camp will also produce enough heat to meet all current and potential future requirements.

Building Worthy Down is one part of a two-part scheme for the DIO called Project Wellesley. The second is the development of a new community called Mindenhurst, in Deepcut, Surrey, where the MoD is vacating Princess Royal Barracks. Combined, the two parts will help the MoD to rationalise its estate and improve its training provision and living quarters.

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