£200 Million? How generous, <£1,000 per military personnel
£200 Million? Equivalent to about two hours cost of the £10 Billion Hancock pissed away on his doesn't work "Best in World" Track & Trace App in a couple of months
£10 Billion on a narrow purpose App? How, just how, can it cost hundreds of millions per day to create?
Bristol Colston Plinth: Lampost with Hancock hanging from rope with bed of 12" nails at base
Sadly the accommodation has been so underfunded since the demise of the PSA to the point it may now be cheaper to demolish and rebuild. That said, looking at the state some of the new slam blocks are in already after being 'trashed' by some of the occupants one could say the older blocks, having survived this long and being almost indestructible could be the way forward following a lick of paint, some roof tiles replaced and doors put back on their hinges....
4,000 new bed-sapces at an average cost of £50,000/bedspace over a 20 year maintenance period. At least that was the cost of SLAM accommodation 15 years ago before it got axed in favour of 'cheaper' (and ineffibly crappier) PFI 'Travelodge' builds, some of which are already reaching the end of their design lives.