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Lend Lease to build £9.5m Help for Heroes recovery centre

Lend Lease has been awarded a £9.5 million project to build a new recovery centre for Help for Heroes.

The Personnel Recovery Centre (PRC) will be built at Catterick Garrison, where Lend Lease has already built over 4,000 bed spaces for the Ministry of Defence through project SLAM. 

The Help for Heroes PRC, funded and managed by the charity with running cost support from the Royal British Legion, will provide new build accommodation for injured or long-term sick soldiers. 

The three storey building - comprising offices, training, gym, living and recreational areas along with residential accommodation and kitchen - will help assist soldiers’ return to duty or transition to a skilled and supported civilian life, in a residential or day-care setting within a structured military environment.

Michael Dyke, executive director, project management and construction EMEA, Lend Lease, said:  “Lend Lease is proud to be backing our service men and women and to be delivering a first class facility for Help for Heroes. 

“Lend Lease is the largest prime contractor to the MOD and we have been behind some of the UK’s biggest and most prestigious defence projects over the last decade. 

“Supporting Help for Heroes is a great opportunity to put our specialist sector expertise into practice.” 

Colonel (Retd) Mo Usman, General Manager of the PRC, said:  “The Personnel Recovery Centre at Catterick Garrison is shaping up to be a fantastic facility and a great Help for Heroes asset.”

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