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Lend Lease and Babcock land £14m Dorset base job

The Defence Infrastructure Organisation has awarded a £14m contract to Debut Services, a joint venture between Lend Lease and Babcock, to build new facilities for the Royal Marines.

The new facilities, at Bovington Camp, Dorset, will provide a permanent base for 3 Commando Brigade Royal Marines Armoured Support Group.

The group serves as the Brigade’s experts in protected mobility, providing manoeuvre support to the lead commando group.

Work is expected to start on site early next year, providing essential facilities for maintenance of amphibious armoured vehicles.

New bedrooms will be provided for around 120 military personnel, as well as facilities to service 26 vehicles, including repair bay, covered vehicle parking and store facilities.

Malcolm Ives from the DIO, said: “After assessing the military requirements for Bovington and translating these into construction terms, we are pleased to have awarded this contract to Debut Services.” 

It is the latest award of work under the Regional Prime Contract South West.

RPC South West lead commercial manager Liam Price said: “Our Core Works team has again demonstrated commitment to the customer by responding and working collaboratively with DIO and other key stakeholders.”

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