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Posted - 4th December 19

New Physical & Recreational Training Facility for Royal Engineers

State-of-the-art sports centre supports soldiers’ health & fitness

Royal Engineers at Perham Down are benefitting from a new Physical & Recreational Training Facility (P&RTF).

The building, which has a gym, sports hall, squash courts and outdoor all-weather pitch, represents the 100th ‘major asset’ completed by Aspire Defence Capital Works for the Army Basing Programme (ABP).

Under the ABP, around 4,000 Service personnel returned from Germany during summer 2019 alongside numerous Unit moves within the UK. The programme has required significant construction, expansion and demolition of garrison infrastructure, including the creation of some 2,400 bed spaces across Salisbury Plain Training Area (SPTA) and at Aldershot.

Around 130 new buildings will be delivered by summer 2020 for SPTA and Aldershot, including healthcare and early years education facilities to benefit soldiers and Service families in Larkhill, Bulford and Tidworth.

Allan Thomson, Chief Executive of Aspire Defence Limited, said:

“As an ex-Serviceman, I have experienced first-hand the importance of sport throughout a soldier’s career, not only for maintaining fitness but as a healthy outlet that helps to build team spirit and camaraderie. We are very proud to support the ABP through delivery of new and improved garrison facilities including this P&RTF, all of which will ensure soldiers continue to live, work and train in the best possible environments.”

You can view a short video of the P&RFT on the Army Basing Twitter Account.


Main entrance to the new P&RTF and all-weather pitch – October 2019

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