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Morgan Sindall scoops £16m defence deal

Morgan Sindall has been awarded a £16 million contract from Defence Estates to relocate an army unit from St John’s Wood to Woolwich.

The contractor will create an eco-friendly home for the King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery at Napier Lines in Woolwich – the historic home of the Royal Artillery. 

The development will provide stabling and full supporting facilities for 170 horses and the troop’s historic gun carriages. It will run on fuel pellets created from horse manure and bedding. 

Equine training facilities will include an indoor training school and viewing gallery, regimental offices, a museum, a gun park, a forge, a manége and canter track, and a forming-up area for the mounted troop and gun carriages. 

Morgan Sindall managing director Graham Shennan said: “We are thrilled to have been selected to undertake this scheme, which is not only going to give the King’s Troop state-of-the-art accommodation but also provide them with a sustainable base.”

Work is set to begin in September and complete in November 2011.