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Reds10 appointed to second wave of Single Living Accommodation (SLA) Programme

Soldiers at five Army barracks are set to benefit from new single living accommodation under a £1.2bn programme to modernise and improve the Army estate.

En-suite Bedroom at Imjin Barracks SLA

The Army’s Single Living Accommodation Programme is delivering new en-suite bedspaces for soldiers based at various barracks across the Army estate (Crown Copyright)

Contracts for 491 new bedspaces have been announced under the Army’s Single Living Accommodation (SLA) Programme, which is investing £1.2bn to deliver 8,500 SLA bedspaces over the next 10 years.

The contracts have been awarded to Reds10 and ESS Modular. Construction will commence in Autumn 2023 and is expected to complete in early 2025, delivering new build SLA for the British Army and on behalf of the Defence Infrastructure Organisation at five sites:

  • St George’s Barracks, Bicester (69 bedspaces)
  • Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, Camberley (110 bedspaces)

The other sites on the programme are:

  • Kendrew Barracks, Cottesmore (75 bedspaces)
  • Weeton Barracks, Blackpool (69 bedspaces)
  • Flying Station Wattisham, Ipswich (168 bedspaces)
"The contract announcement for new Single Living Accommodation at five additional barracks is really good news for our people. This next phase of construction will expand on the provision of new bedspaces already being delivered at other sites across the Army estate."

"We have listened to soldiers’ experiences about living on camp, and their feedback is reflected in the design of these buildings, as we strive to continuously improve living conditions for our people."

Major General Richard Clements CBE, Director of Basing & Infrastructure

"Supporting the Army in delivering improved accommodation is a priority for DIO. This is the culmination of a significant collaborative effort and with the award of the contracts, we are now in the delivery phase and well on the way to making these much-needed bedspaces a reality."

Warren Webster, Defence Infrastructure Organisation, MPP Programme Director – Army

"It’s phenomenal to continue working alongside Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) and the British Army to deliver more Single Living Accommodation (SLA) at St George’s Barracks and Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. Working together and building on our efforts at Imjin Barracks SLA, we are reducing the construction programme on site and in factory, highlighting the benefits of 3D volumetric offsite construction and a platform approach to design."

Paul Ruddick, Reds10 Chairman

These latest contract awards mark the second wave of construction under the Army’s SLA Programme. This first phase, due to complete in 2024, is already underway at Kinloss, Moray; Beacon Barracks, Stafford; Imjin Barracks in Gloucester; and Trenchard Lines, Upavon. Future delivery will include additional SLA at Catterick and at Baker Barracks, Thorney Island.

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