Aldershot Garrison has been the ‘Home of the British Army’ for over 150 years.
The huge investment in infrastructure and services made through Project Allenby/Connaught demonstrates the commitment by the MOD to using Aldershot as a significant base for the Army in the 21st Century.
Aspire Defence delivered a construction and refurbishment programme that resulted in a dramatic change in the profile of Aldershot. Significant areas of land to the south of Basingstoke Canal were released for new accommodation and facilities in North Camp and St Omer Barracks. This reduced the geographical footprint of the garrison – but not the range of facilities or numbers accommodated on the garrison.
Land released was returned to the MOD for inclusion in the Aldershot Urban Development Programme, a joint initiative between the MOD and Rushmoor Borough Council
The programme of construction and redevelopment lasted several years on the garrison and ultimately provided modern living accommodation including single en-suite rooms for soldiers, dining and leisure facilities.
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Aldershot Garrison Sports Centre
- Boxing centre and Dojo
- Hockey pavilion – two floodlit sand-based pitches
- Tennis centre – four indoor and twelve outdoor courts
- Fencing centre
- Free weights area
- 170 acres of level grass playing fields
- Athletics stadium
- Swimming centre
- 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