£1.6 billion investment to upgrade defence estate
The Ministry of Defence has announced that four contracts, worth £1.6-billion, will deliver repairs and maintenance services across the UK defence estate, supporting thousands of UK jobs over the next seven years.
Forming part of the first phase of the Future Defence Infrastructure Services programme, the contracts cover 31,000 units and will support facilities at more than 400 defence sites across the UK, including RAF Lossiemouth, Catterick, Andover, and Britannia Royal Naval College. Facilities management covers maintenance of defence buildings, accommodation and training facilities across the UK estate, including plumbing and electrical works, and offering general infrastructural repair services.
The seven-year contracts include a £160-million agreement with Mitie for facilities across Scotland and Northern Ireland, £558-million for Vivo for the central region of the UK including Wales, the Midlands and the North of England. Vivo has also been awarded a £336 million contract for facilities delivery in the South West of England. It also will see Vinci awarded a contract worth £423-million for the South East of England.
Jeremy Quin, Minister for Defence Procurement, said: “Our people are at the heart of what we do and these contracts will deliver key services and facilities management for our Armed Forces personnel based around the country. Helping to modernise and transform the Defence estate, the programme will also support thousands of jobs across the UK.”