The refurbishment scheme is part of the Defence Infrastructure Organisation’s Army Basing Programme (ABP), providing the facilities the British Army needs to live, work and train in the UK as it returns from Germany and rebases across the UK.
The Catterick redevelopment will include new officers’ and junior ranks’ single living accommodation, a senior non-commissioned officers’ mess, armoury, squadron offices, quartermaster department and a multi-use games area, as well as a comprehensive refurbishment including the listed Sandhurst block at Bourlon Barracks.
The contract was awarded through the DIO’s Next Generation Estates framework (NGEC), through which Galliford Try is also working at RNAS Yeovilton and on the £135m redevelopment of RAF Marham in joint venture with Lagan Construction.
Galliford Try defence director Keith Yarham said: “We are delighted to have secured this contract through the NGEC framework. The defence sector has been identified as a key area of growth for our business and this prestigious contract to rebuild these historic barracks at Catterick is another huge step forward in meeting our strategic goals.”
Major Andy Carnochan, ABP requirements manager, said: “This is an important milestone to enable the timely delivery of infrastructure at Catterick. I very much look forward to working closely with Galliford Try to deliver this project.”