Robertson hands over £100m RAF Lossiemouth facility

ROBERTSON has completed work at the £100 million RAF Lossiemouth strategic facility, which will house a fleet of new Poseidon MRA Mk1 aircraft.

The contractor has been working with Boeing, which is providing the facility for Defence Equipment and Support (DE&S), for the last three years, including a full year spent in pre-construction.

The 33,000 sqm facility comprises squadron accommodation, crew and maintainer training facilities, flight planning facilities, workshop areas and a three-bay aircraft hangar. Over 100,000 tonnes of concrete have been batched on-site during the build, which has seen the involvement of 20 local sub-contractors to supplement the specialist services provided by Robertson’s Tier 1 supply chain partners.

Robertson said the predominantly steel frame build, which boasts 25,000 sqm of cladding, is the result of a collaborative partnership from all parties.

Elliot Robertson, CEO of Robertson Group commented, “It was imperative from the commencement of this project that trust would be an integral part of our strategy.  Our team ensured that this project was delivered to the highest quality and could be held up as a beacon of best practice in collaboration and local sustainable delivery.

“Robertson is no stranger to delivering projects of this magnitude and complexity, but we’re especially proud of the RAF Lossiemouth strategic facility, which further underpins our capability in the defence sector. Not only was it an opportunity for us to collaborate closely with Boeing and provide unrivalled local expertise and knowledge, but further illustrates how our delivery teams find solutions to the many challenges that are set through the design process to meet exacting and specific requirements.”

Anna Keeling, MD of Boeing Defence UK added, “We are incredibly proud to be handing over this state-of-the-art facility to DE&S after two years of hard work and investment, and we are excited to begin a new phase of Boeing’s partnership at RAF Lossiemouth. It’s a further sign of our commitment to local presence in the UK, skilled job creation as well as UK supplier engagement, and we could not have done it without the support of our Morayshire community partners, both on and off base.”

Robertson will continue work at RAF Lossiemouth to provide an ancillary building to support the facility.

DE&S is responsible for the procurement and support of vital equipment and support used by the UK Armed Forces.