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United Kingdom : Balfour Beatty joint venture hands over new training facility for army engineers.

Last week, Balfour Beatty, the international infrastructure group, and Kier Construction handed over the new training facility for Army engineers at the former RAF Lyneham airbase in Wiltshire to the Ministry of Defence (MOD).

The DIO (Defence Infrastructure Organisation) was responsible for delivering the Au121million infrastructure programme and construction was delivered through Hercules , a 50:50 joint venture between Balfour Beatty and Kier Construction.

The new facility is part of a Au230 million investment in the site by the MOD to provide new accommodation for trainees, purpose-built enhanced training including classrooms, training suites, a large outdoor training area, a medical and dental centre, a gymnasium, an Officers Mess and a new regimental museum.

Roger Frost, Balfour Beatty Project Director for Hercules, said: 'We are delighted to have worked on such a high profile major project for DIO.

The scale of the 93-week construction project, which spans a 1,200 acre site and has employed over 1400 individuals at construction peak and 40 local companies during its lifetime, should not be underestimated it reflects Balfour Beatty and Kier s reputation for safely delivering high-quality, sustainable solutions.

We re very proud of what we ve delivered here and our support for ex service personnel to secure employment along the way. We wish MOD Lyneham s new residents all the best in their new home.

Throughout the project Hercules worked with the Forces Career Transition Partnership, which assists military personnel to secure permanent work on completion of their service, and enterprise Works, a Swindon-based organisation which supports individuals with a disability, specifically injured ex-services personnel, to secure employment.

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Date:Oct 6, 2015
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