Aspire Defence PFI – Project Allenby Connaught

Project Allenby, Connaught, £40.5m is the redevelopment project of the Ministry of Defence (MoD) for the Garrisons in Aldershot and around Salisbury Plain.

Aspire Defence Ltd is owned by KBR, Innisfree and InfraRed. It delivered Project Allenby, Connaught on behalf of the Ministry of Defence. The 35-year Aspire PFI (Private Finance Initiative) contract has a capital value of more than £1.4 billion and a life value of more than £8 billion.

Aspire PFI is the largest infrastucture PFI contract ever awarded, combining a £1.2bn construction programme to upgrade soldiers’ working and living accommodation with long term facilities management services over 35 years.

The Project Allenby is part of the Aspire PFI and provides 360 new buildings and 155 refurbished buildings over a nine-year construction period to achieve a modern living and working environment, with associated support services for some 18,000 personnel.

Over the past 8 years 61 new technical buildings have been designed, built and accepted into service with the MoD. Four technical buildings are currently on site. In the same period, 84 technical buildings have been refurbished or altered with 4 currently on site. Thus 145 buildings have been designed and at any one time up to 14 projects would be in various stages of design.

The CampbellReith team has been undertaking detailed building surveys in order to record structural defects and imminent repair works in advance of the refurbishment and alteration design proposed for the offices, workshop, training and storage buildings.

The purpose of the surveys was to visually determine the structural form and condition of the buildings to inform the design for refurbishment or alteration to accommodate change of use and/or enable the long term serviceability of the buildings. All of the surveys were conducted on buildings in occupation or use.

Services: Structural, Civil

Sectors: Defence