Aspire celebrates five years RIDDOR-free working

15 Oct 13

Five years RIDDOR-free

Aspire Defence Capital Works’ project team at Warminster celebrates five years of RIDDOR-free working

Aspire Defence has recently chalked up the incredible achievement of working five years at its construction site at Warminster without a single RIDDOR.

Aspire Defence is delivering the MOD’s 35-year infrastructure project, Allenby/Connaught, which includes an eight-year construction programme to redevelop four Army garrisons at Aldershot and across the Salisbury Plain.  Since commencing construction operations at Warminster just over five years ago, the capital works project team has delivered over £140 million of works.  During that time 40 new or refurbished buildings have been delivered and 34 old buildings have been demolished.  In this time the project has expended over 1.7 million man hours and has recorded no RIDDOR reportable accidents.

Phil Northfield, Managing Director of ADCW, said, “Over the life of the project there have been many changes in the ADCW team at Warminster and there have been many sub-contractors supporting the programme of works within one of the busiest military garrisons in the country.  This is what makes my team’s achievement even more remarkable and demonstrates that we live our Safety First Always value.  We are all delighted by and extremely proud of this business milestone.”



Notes to editors:

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Aspire Defence Limited is owned by three shareholders, KBR (45%) and funds managed by Innisfree (37.5%) and InfraRed (17.5%).  Aspire Defence Capital Works (construction) and Aspire Defence Services (FM) are both 50:50 joint ventures between Carillion and KBR.

Aspire Defence Limited was awarded the MOD’s largest infrastructure PFI contract for Project Allenby/Connaught in March 2006.  Since then it has successfully delivered against an ambitious eight year programme of redevelopment alongside services delivery that will last 35 years and is worth some £8 billion.  Aspire Defence will deliver and maintain 11,800 single en-suite bedrooms together with dining centres and new facilities such as theatres and community centres, supporting the changing needs of the Army for more than 18,700 military personnel in four garrisons across Salisbury Plain and Aldershot.

To date, the construction programme has delivered:

  • 369 new buildings 
  • 101 refurbishments and 55 alterations
  • 464 demolitions, with 97% re-use of materials
  • 10,111 single en-suite bedspaces provided

For more information about Aspire Defence, please contact Sarah Rolfe, Corporate Communications Manager on 0845 168 2035 or mobile 07776 244774 or email,        

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