Unsupported browser

For a better experience please update your browser to its latest version.

Your browser appears to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of this website, please enable cookies in your browser

We'll assume we have your consent to use cookies, for example so you won't need to log in each time you visit our site.
Learn more

Trio of practices to work on mammoth MoD scheme 'which will dwarf 2012 Olympics'

  • Comment
The AJ has uncovered the names of the architects working on the titanic St Athan Defence Training Academy project - a £16 billion development which, it is rumoured, will dwarf the scale of London's Olympics programme.

The design team for the huge Ministry of Defence scheme in South Wales will include HLM, Scott Brownrigg and Capita Architecture.

The architects are among a host of big names forming part of the Metrix consortium - effectively a joint venture company between Land Securities Trillium and QinetiQ.

Earlier this year the Secretary of State for Defence, Des Browne, announced that the consortium had been chosen as the preferred bidder for the huge 'Package One contract' and also as provisional preferred bidder for the 'Package Two contract' under the Government's Defence Training Review (DTR) Rationalisation programme.

The appointment means the team will now start working on delivering a giant joint training centre for the Army, Royal Navy and the Royal Air Force.

The facility will feature accommodation, offices and training facilities across the vast site.

Describing Metrix's approach to the project, a spokesman for the consortium said: 'St Athan already has an excellent infrastructure in place that provides, in my opinion, a fine basis for the creation of a world-class military training environment.

'It will attract the single biggest ever investment in Wales and would create 4,000 jobs on site and a further 1,500 jobs off site.'

by Richard Waite

  • Comment

Have your say

You must sign in to make a comment

Please remember that the submission of any material is governed by our Terms and Conditions and by submitting material you confirm your agreement to these Terms and Conditions.

Links may be included in your comments but HTML is not permitted.