MoD contracts worth £31m secured by modular builder

Beacon Barracks, Stafford. Credit: Google Earth

The Defence Infrastructure Organisation on behalf of the MoD has awarded two major contracts worth £31m to modular building firm Algeco.

Formerly know as Elliott, Algeco has won a £10m contract for an accommodation scheme at Beacon Barracks Stafford.

The works for the 60-bedroom single living accommodation for soldiers will begin next month, including the demolition of existing buildings.

In addition, the second contract awarded worth £21m is for the construction of the Kinloss Barracks in Forres, Scotland.

A 112-bedroom single living accommodation will be constructed and completed in 65-weeks.

Modules for the Stafford Barracks will be manufactured in the Algeco’s factory at Carnaby in East Yorkshire, and the modules for Kinloss Barracks at the factory in Inverurie, Scotland.

The barracks are being designed by AHR Architects.

Robert Vining, DIO’s Deputy Head of Major Programmes and Projects for the Army, said: “The new single living accommodation at Stafford and Kinloss will provide high-quality, efficient, purpose-built facilities for our military personnel”.

James Withey, the managing director at Algeco, said: “Our modular solution will create a modern, efficient and fit-for-purpose accommodation facility for the MoD.

“We are confident that we will meet the high sustainability targets and complete the work with minimal disruption to the ongoing operation of the bases.  Our modular offsite solution provides maximum benefit by minimising works required on site.”