GALLIFORD Try’s defence team has landed a £20 million contract with the Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) to provide facilities for RAF Lossiemouth’s newest Typhoon squadron.
The two-year project will see the firm’s Inverness-based Morrison Construction Highland business refurbish an existing hangar and construct new technical and storage facilities to house Number IX (Bomber) Squadron. It forms part of a wider redevelopment of RAF Lossiemouth which also includes a refurbished runway, facilities for the RAF’s fleet of Poseidon MRA Mk. 1 sub-hunters, and new accommodation.
Galliford Try is currently working on hangar facilities at RAF Coningsby, following a £135 million project to reconfigure RAF Marham for the new F-35B Lightning squadron.
Keith Yarham, defence director at Galliford Try said, “We are delighted to be working once again with the DIO to deliver much needed infrastructure for the RAF. We are building a strong track record in the air station sector, and look forward to providing the personnel at Lossiemouth with the high-quality facilities they depend on.”
Margaret Jesson, DIO’s project manager added, “It’s exciting to have reached this stage of the project and we are looking forward to continuing to work with our colleagues at RAF Lossiemouth and Galliford Try to provide some fantastic facilities for these Typhoon pilots and ground crew.”