Galliford Try lands double defence deal

CGI of the Lympstone facility

GALLIFORD Try’s building business has secured contracts in the defence sector worth a combined £30.9 million.

The firm has been appointed by BAE Systems in a £23 million deal to construct new facilities to station a reformed Typhoon squadron at RAF Coningsby in Lincolnshire. The squadron building will consist of part modular and part traditional construction, while ancillary buildings will comprise aircraft hangars, flight line shelters and a training building.

Meanwhile, in Devon, Galliford Try has been appointed by the Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) to provide a new accommodation block for personnel at the Commando Training Centre Royal Marines (CTCRM). The £7.9 million contract will see the creation of a 181-bed block for junior ranks, as well as offices and a communal area at the site near Lympstone.

Keith Yarham, defence director for Galliford Try said, “Defence is a key sector for our business and one in which we have a growing reputation for building high-quality, technically demanding facilities. The award of these two contracts demonstrates the breadth of our offering to the sector and our ability to deliver appropriate solutions for our clients.”

Simon Jones, the DIO project manager added, “This new accommodation will be purpose-built for personnel at CTCRM Lympstone. We are looking forward to working with both Galliford Try and our technical services partner AECOM on providing these essential facilities.”