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Skanska scoops £150m MoD job

Skanska has won a £150 million contract by the Ministry of Defence to design and build a secure facility at RAF Wyton in Cambridgeshire.

Skanska will construct the new facility which will include main technical buildings, three squadron blocks for 42 Engineer Regiment, and all associated supporting buildings, recreational facilities and external areas.

The firm was originally named as preferred bidder for the work in August 2008 and has today been confirmed as main contractor on the job.

Skanska will also be responsible for the architectural, structural and civil design, as well as the mechanical and electrical management and installation, for the new buildings.

The overall project team includes lead architects Scott Brownrigg and M&E consultants WSP.

Construction will begin in July 2009 with completion of the main facility set for late 2011. The whole scheme is due for completion by autumn 2013.

Skanska UK executive vice president of Skanska UK Mike Putnum said: “Today’s announcement is great news. We are delighted to be partnering with Defence Estates for the delivery of this important strategic asset.”