HLM has bagged the contract to design a new £250million college for the Ministry of Defence at Worthy Down in Hampshire
The contract includes the design, construction, and mechanical and electrical fit-out of the Defence College of Logistics, Policing and Administration’s living quarters and facilities, as well as the supporting infrastructure for new buildings at Worthy Down.
HLM will now work alongside Skanska to upgrade the site as well as redevelop the Princess Royal Barracks in Deepcut, Surrey.
The college will also house the headquarters for the Royal Logistic Corps and the Adjutants Generals Corps, along with other logistic and personnel training elements of the armed forces. HLM has designed the site to ensure it has future expansion capabilities.
The Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO), the MoD’s property and services provider, awarded the contract to Skanska and HLM. HLM is also the architect and masterplanner for the Deepcut site, which will be redeveloped to provide 1,200 homes, a school and other community facilities.
Chris Liddle, lead designer for the project and Chairman at HLM, said: “This is an exciting opportunity to support the MoD in creating new, world class facilities for our armed forces. It will also provide much-needed housing and amenities for the people of Deepcut village. Both locations will benefit from our understanding and experience of working with the MoD, as well as our strong reputation for sustainable design.’
Work is due to start immediately and set to conclude at Worthy Down in the summer of 2018.