Your browser is no longer supported

For the best possible experience using our website we recommend you upgrade to the newest version of your browser.

Your browser appears to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of Construction News, please enable cookies in your browser.

Welcome to the Construction News site. As we have relaunched, you will have to sign in once now and agree for us to use cookies, so you won't need to log in each time you visit our site.
Learn more

Skanska wins £250m Worthy Down defence college

Skanska has been awarded the contract to build a £250m defence training college in Worthy Down, Hampshire.

The Defence College of Logistics, Policing and Administration will feature purpose-built training facilities and living accommodation for up to 2,000 students and staff.

Skanska has signed a design-and-build contract for the facility, along with supporting infrastructure and accommodation.

The scheme involves the relocation of the Defence Maritime Logistics School, located at HMS Raleigh in Cornwall, and the RAF Supply and Movements Training Wing, based at RAF Halton near Aylesbury, relocate to Worthy Down.

Military units from Princess Royal Barracks in Deepcut, Surrey, will also move to Worthy Down and Skanska will act as development manager for the redevelopment of the barracks into 1,200 homes and a school.

The new college will bring together training for support roles for each of the services onto one site for the first time, covering areas such as catering, supply, transport and military human resources.

Work is due to start this month and will be completed at Worthy Down in the summer of 2018.

Defence minister Andrew Murrison said: “The new college will ensure our servicemen and women have state-of-the-art training with great accommodation in which to live and learn.

“By co-locating activities for all three services, we are improving efficiency and saving taxpayers’ money by making the best use of the defence estate.”

Have your say

You must sign in to make a comment

Please remember that the submission of any material is governed by our Terms and Conditions and by submitting material you confirm your agreement to these Terms and Conditions. Links may be included in your comments but HTML is not permitted.