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Lovell picked for £250m MoD housing job

Lovell has been chosen to build nearly 1,000 homes across Salisbury Plain as part of a £250m investment in the area by the Ministry of Defence.

The Morgan Sindall subsidiary signed a deal that will see 917 homes built at three sites in Bulford, Larkhill and Luggersall by May 2020.

It will be the largest contracting job ever won by Lovell, which will be working at a handover rate of 20 homes a week.

Construction is set to start in early 2018 after Lovell completes preconstruction works, including the creation of new roads and other infrastructure worth £90m, which began in spring 2017.

There will also be £20m given to education and community services.

The new homes will support service personnel and their families relocating from Germany in 2019 and those units moving within the UK.

It forms part of £1.1bn of developments in the area, which is next to the British Army’s largest training area in the UK.

Work will include accommodation comprising 2,500 beds and the conversion and refurbishment of nearly 250 other buildings.

Lovell major projects director John Leary said: “Our team bring to the scheme considerable expertise in careful planning and management of logistics which are essential to achieving the pace of delivery required, with the focus throughout on constructing homes safely and to the very highest standards.”

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