Caledonian Modular - New Defence College
Supplier - Caledonian Modular
Project - New Defence College of Technical Training - Wiltshire
Technology - Volumetric
Sector - Defence/Residential
Caledonian Modular, part of the Caledonian Group, has handed over a major part of a £121 million Ministry of Defence (MoD)/DIO contract for Hercules, a joint venture between Kier Group and Balfour Beatty. The project at Lyneham, Wiltshire has helped transform the former RAF airbase into the new Defence College of Technical Training. As part of Phase I of the overall project, the new facility has provided a total of 1196 bedrooms plus communal rooms and entrance foyers at a value of £27.5m. Specified to an equivalent standard of a three-star hotel, each of the new individual bedroom units manufactured and installed by Caledonian comprises wardrobe, desk, lighting and power fittings, an ensuite shower room and curtains. Each individual facility was approximately 90%fitted out before leaving the Newark-based factory. Caledonian Modular has a long history of delivering high value projects to the MOD. In 2003, it began production on Project SLAM, its largest MoD delivery programme and, to date; the company has delivered more than 14,000 Single Living Accommodation (SLA) units to 39 sites across England and Wales.