The refurbishment projects, at Tidworth and Aldershot garrisons, add to the 3,500 bedrooms that have already been refurbished by ISG as part of the contract over the past 3½ years.
The £5m Tidworth project will be the final one to be carried out at the garrison and sees ISG upgrade three existing junior ranks single living accommodation (JRSLA) buildings, currently comprising four-person and single-person rooms, into single person en-suite bedrooms at Mooltan Barracks.
ISG will remodel these buildings in a two-phased programme, creating 64 single en-suite rooms in the initial phase, which is due to complete in March 2013. Army personnel will then decant into the newly refurbished rooms, leaving the remaining building vacant for phase two, the creation of 72 single en-suite rooms, with final handover scheduled for the end of 2013.
The £2.3m project at Lille Barracks in Aldershot comprises two schemes within a single programme: a design and build refurbishment of a senior ranks mess and a new build extension to a single living accommodation block for sergeants and warrant officers.
The refurbishment of the senior ranks mess involves upgrades to the public rooms, dining room and the kitchens. The existing sergeants’ living accommodation will be remodelled to create two en-suite rooms from every three existing bedrooms, creating 14 en-suite rooms. The project also involves a new mechanical and electrical installation and various upgrades to the fabric of the building. Construction of the new two-storey extension will be carried out concurrently and sees the creation of six new en-suite rooms.
ISG southwest managing director John Rawlinson said: “Similar to all our previous Aspire projects, flexibility remains key in delivering these important assets to a strict schedule, while minimising disruption in the live military environment. ISG works closely with Aspire and the garrisons to ensure that the movement of both site personnel and soldiers returning from tours of duty can be accommodated smoothly.
“Our consistent success across this framework is strongly allied to our delivery credentials. Recently, we completed our 100th asset, which was located at Bulford Barracks and delivered snag free. It is this track record that directly relates to the volume of work ISG has secured with Aspire on this MoD contract.”