DIO awards contract worth £17-million for next phase of work at Bassingbourn Barracks

The Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) has awarded a contract worth £17-million to Kier Graham Defence Ltd to ready Bassingbourn Barracks for the relocation of the British Army’s Mission Training and Mobilisation Cent…

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Begs the question why sell off the old one, close Henlow etc?
To sell land & cut running costs in line with government targets, co-locate a unit in one place rather than being dispersed and also co-locate similar capabilities. Someone has done the numbers to justify the work & effort and someone else has justified the military capability

Project Hercules supports the MOD’s continuing optimisation of the defence estate by co-locating capability and enabling the disposal of sites that the military no longer needs.

The first stage of the MTMC move saw its Kent-based elements relocate to Bassingbourn in December 2018. Work to be completed under this contract will allow the relocation of the other elements of MTMC from Chilwell Barracks in the Midlands.

.... enable the MTMC units to train effectively in one location.

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