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Reds10 appoints Phil Cook as Defence Sector Lead to focus on delivering amazing spaces for armed forces personnel following a period of sustained growth in the sector

Following a period of continued success with projects across the UK Defence Training Estate (DTE) and planned growth in our defence sector offering, Reds10 are excited to be joined by Colonel (retired) Phil Cook. Phil joins as Defence Sector Lead, bringing with him a wealth of first-hand experience of the armed forces and the DTE in particular, and a focus on continuous improvement in the company’s delivery of accommodation to armed forces personnel. 

‘We are delighted that Phil has joined the Reds10 team. His understanding of and obvious passion for the needs of service personnel across the DTE will continue to drive excellence in the Military accommodation solutions Reds10 are delivering, ensuring that they are not only cost-effective and sustainable, but above all, user-focused. We look forward to delivering amazing spaces together.’

Matt Bennion, Reds10 CEO

Phil’s military career spans 34 years from Main Battle Tank Commander, to helicopter pilot and finally running the DTE as part of the Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO). His four years in this post involved commanding all live fire training areas as well as overseeing contracts for Facilities Management and, importantly, infrastructure. 

Phil was instrumental in the multi award-winning Net-Zero Carbon Accommodation Programme (NetCAP) and the transformational impact it has had for the service personnel, a legacy he is extremely proud of. Since its conception, NetCAP has proven and highlighted how new, fit-for-purpose infrastructure can be delivered at pace, while achieving ambitious net zero targets. 

Phil continues to work in the British Army as a Reservist, supporting Army Headquarters, as well as the Army Air Corps in a number of chairman roles for sport. His focus here is to ensure soldiers maximise the opportunities to compete but also to experience new and exciting activities outside of their daily roles and responsibilities. 

‘Always at the centre of military operations are the service personnel that are putting themselves at risk and enduring harsh conditions as they do their duty. It has historically been the case, that when they return to their accommodation back here in the UK, they are having to work and live in buildings no longer fit for purpose. I am extremely passionate about giving them the working and living conditions they deserve. Through our work together on NetCAP, Reds10 has shown, time and time again, not only that they can deliver low carbon accommodation at pace, but also that they never forget the individuals that will ultimately be using it. I can’t wait to keep on pushing what is possible in this field, together.’

Phil Cook

As part of his role, Phil is not only overseeing Reds10 delivery of the current wave of NetCAP buildings, but also our delivery of student accommodation for the Defence School of Transport and the first wave of accommodation under the Army’s Single Living Accommodation Programme.   

See Phil's full bio on our team page, here.

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