Lovell

Housebuilder secures £250m MoD contract



Lovell has been awarded a contract worth around £250m by the Ministry of Defence (MoD) to build more than 900 new homes in south Wiltshire.

The new properties will be used to house soldiers and their families who are relocating from Germany to Salisbury Plain as part of the Army Basing Programme (ABP).

The large-scale ABP will see the relocation of approximately 4,000 service personnel and their families into the area by 2020.

The 917 new homes will be developed at three sites in Bulford, Larkhill and Ludgershall by May 2020.

The scheme – which is set to start in early 2018 – will provide jobs for up to 700 construction workers at the peak of the development and generate over £100m for the local economy.

John Leary, major projects director at Lovell, said: “We are extremely proud to be continuing our partnership with the MoD through the award of this major scheme on Salisbury Plain and look forward to starting construction of these new homes for service personnel and their families.

“Our team brings to the scheme considerable expertise in careful planning and management of logistics which are essential to achieving the pace of delivery required, with the focus throughout on constructing homes safely and to the very highest standards.”

The construction of new roads and infrastructure began in spring 2017.

Lovell previously completed 346 new homes in Stafford for returning soldiers in 2015.

Mark Duddy, ABP programme director, added: “I am delighted that this contract has been awarded; this signifies a major milestone in the delivery of the Army Basing Programme.

“I look forward to continuing our strong working relationship with our valued contractor Lovell.”


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