Final Army Basing buildings nearing completion
2020 is going to be a milestone year for Aspire Defence, as our Army Basing construction programme draws to a close.
Since 2016 we have been working hard to deliver the infrastructure required to support the Army Basing Programme (ABP). By summer, Aspire Defence Capital Works (ADCW) will have delivered a significant and impressive variety of new buildings, from sports and dining facilities to training assets, headquarters and single living accommodation. The programme has also demanded more than 200 alterations, extensions, refurbishments and demolitions.
ADCW is now putting the finishing touches to just over 40 buildings, comprising mainly garages, workshops and stores, alongside some important military and community facilities to further benefit soldiers and Service families.
In Larkhill, the team is focused on completing an impressive new Medical Dental Centre (pictured above). This is the first facility of its kind to offer shared MOD-NHS healthcare provision, comprising two GP practices, 12 dental surgeries, numerous consultant and treatment areas, and a pharmacy.
Indeed, Wiltshire is set to become a showcase ‘hub’ for future military healthcare services. ADCW extended the existing Army Health Centre in Bulford in 2018 and this summer, will hand over the new Intermediate Healthcare Centre which will support soldiers’ rehabilitation and occupational and mental health.
Meanwhile at Tidworth, Aspire Defence has been tasked with the design and delivery of new accommodation facilities for AJAX – the Army’s first fully-digitised armoured fighting vehicle. These technical works sit outside our original ABP scope; as such, they demonstrate our flexible, collaborative approach to this project which is delivering real solutions for our military customer and supporting future defence capability.
Paul Dempster, Managing Director of ADCW, said:
“I would like to take this opportunity to thank my staff and supply chain partners for their continued commitment to bring the ABP to a successful conclusion later this year. We can all be very proud of the bespoke, high quality infrastructure we have delivered, which will continue to make soldiers’ lives better.”