In January 2005 soldiers from 22 Royal Engineers moved into a new accommodation block, the very first building to be completed as part of Project Allenby/Connaught.
Further building work created a Junior Ranks’ village with construction work gathering pace enabling many buildings and assets to be delivered ahead of schedule.
The Junior Ranks’ 36-man living accommodation blocks were progressively handed over throughout 2007 and the ‘village’ itself (comprising 15 blocks) was completed in November 2007, six months ahead of programme. These alone provide 540 new en-suite bedrooms.
New Quarter Masters’ offices, stores, a new training building, a community centre, a senior officers living block – with 72 rooms – and an officers mess were also completed. The final building, a refurbished Officers’ mess, was completed and ready for occupation during 2012.
Watch time lapse footage of Army Basing Programme construction works at this site: