UK MoD gets approval for £250m training base in Winchester

14 April 2016 (Last Updated April 14th, 2016 18:30)

The British Government has approved the construction of a £250m training base in Hampshire, UK.

HLM project Wellesley

The British Government has approved the construction of a £250m training base in Hampshire, UK.

HLM will design the new Defence College of Logistics, Policing and Administration (DCPLA) for the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) at Worthy Down in Winchester.

The company will provide construction services, equipment and supporting infrastructure for the new 1,000,000ft² facility.

HLM chairman and lead designer for the project Chris Liddle said: "The new world class DCPLA will create a total living, working and learning environment, with a clear sense of place, military ethos and belonging that brings the very best training foundation to the future of our armed forces."

"This new facility will enable MoD to train personnel more effectively and efficiently."

The new facility include the headquarters for the Royal Logistic Corps and the Adjutant Generals Corps, as well as a training college and mess halls.

Work under the contract is expected to commence immediately and be completed by mid-2018.

UK DIO Nick Nichols said: "We are pleased to be working with HLM and Skanska to deliver this new facility which will enable MoD to train personnel more effectively and efficiently so that they can provide the best possible support for military operations."


Image: A computer generated image of HLM project Wellesley. Photo: courtesy of HLM.