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Four shortlisted for £130m Beacon Barracks upgrade

The Ministry of Defence has shortlisted four contractors for the chance to redevelop its Stafford-based Beacon Barracks, a contract worth £130 million.

Carillion Construction, Kier Regional, Lend Lease Construction and Skanska have been invited to participate in dialogue for the work by the Defence Infrastructure Organisation, Construction News can reveal.

The contract covers construction work for military buildings and installations as well as demolition, refurbishment, infrastructure and landscaping works.

Project bank accounts are to be used on the barracks, designed to help speed payment through the supply chain.

An industry day for the scheme was held on 15 September which attracted widespread interest from both main contractors and suppliers.

All four firms are experienced contractors for the MoD and have already been successful in the early stages of tendering for the £5bn Next Generation contracts, currently being procured.

Interserve recently secured £420m of defence contracts for work on MoD facilities in Cyprus and is currently shortlisted for the East Midlands and East of England Next Generation framework for projects worth under £12m.

Lend Lease and Skanska are also shortlisted while Kier and Carillion have been shortlisted for the £1.5 billion National Housing Prime contract.

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