Key Facts

Construction facts

  • 2,400 single en suite flats will be delivered in Aldershot under Project Allenby/Connaught
  • In total 4,800 soldiers will benefit from the new or refurbished living and working accommodation
  • Around 20 buildings have been demolished at St Omer Barracks
  • Across the garrison 104 new buildings will be erected
  • 36 buildings will be refurbished
  • 130 buildings demolished
  • Six new 36 man Single Living Accommodation blocks, all en-suite delivered in spring 2008
    St. Omer

    On the site of the old Defence School of Catering a soldier’s village will be built, which in all will provide accommodation for over 1000 soldiers, together with leisure and recreation areas.

  • New dining facilities have been provided which are modern and up-to-date and include an internet cafe, coffee bar and retail outlet
  • There is a 24 hour help desk provided by Aspire Defence on the garrison handling around 1,000 calls a month – 99% of which were answered within 30 seconds
  • All new buildings are built to high sustainable construction standards. They all reach the ‘excellent’ BREEAM rating
  • Around 260 sub contractors have worked on site at any one time

Sporting facilities facts

Aldershot Garrison’s centre of sporting excellence facilities include:

  • Athletics stadium – eight lane competition standard, 400m sandwich system track, full field event areas and all track and field equipment with an 1,130 seat stadium
  • Swimming centre – state-of-the-art 50m Olympic pool, Omega timing systems
  • Sports centre – two sprung floor sports halls, fully marked out for Olympic sports hall events, six squash courts, a fully equipped fitness studio, wet and dry changing and office suites
  • Boxing centre and Dojo
  • Hockey pavilion – two floodlit sand-based pitches
  • Tennis centre – four indoor and twelve outdoor courts
  • Three additional sprung floor sports halls
  • Fencing centre
  • Free weights area
  • 170 acres of level grass playing fields

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