Modular construction specialist Rollalong has used the latest offsite techniques to provide a new café for students and staff at the Royal School of Artillery in Larkhill Garrison on Salisbury Plain. The café is the latest building delivered by Rollalong at Larkhill Garrison on behalf of Aspire Defence Services.
Located in the centre of the Royal School of Artillery, the café will deliver a much-needed additional learning space while providing an opportunity for students and permanent staff to engage with their personal development in a relaxed and unique atmosphere. "We were approached by Aspire Defence Services Ltd to assist them with the design and build of a new café which had to be linked to an existing building and used as an interactive learning hub," said Wayne Cheshire, Rollalong's Contract Manager for Special Works. This has been a challenging venture but thanks to everyone's hard work and commitment a high-quality project has been successfully delivered that the client will be proud to use."
Steve Chivers, Managing Director of Rollalong, added: "We have a close and very positive working relationship with Aspire Defence and we're proud of all the buildings we have delivered for the Army across Salisbury Plain and Aldershot as part of the recent Army Basing Programme (ABP) and the original Project Allenby Connaught private finance initiative (PFI) contract with the MoD. We undertake a lot of work for the armed forces because our modular single living accommodation (SLA) buildings are constructed to exacting standards that satisfy the Army and the Defence Infrastructure Organisation's (DIO's) requirements."
Rollalong is a key supply chain partner to Aspire Defence. The company manufactures modular buildings at its headquarters in Dorset and transports the modules to site which are then assembled in sequence on a prepared substructure which typically reduces overall build timeframes by half compared to traditional forms of construction.
Two new recent appointments have also strengthened the senior management team at Rollalong, with Head of Residential Iain Steele promoted to Projects Director, while Pete Carter has joined the company as Production Director. Rollalong's Managing Director Steve Chivers, said: "I'm delighted with these two appointments. Iain and Pete bring a wealth of experience and a high level of expertise to our senior management team. I'd like to wish them both well in their new roles and look forward to seeing the positive impact I know they will have on our business."