04 Apr 2017

O’Brien Contractors wins DIO contract

The latest phase in the Army Basing Programme is rolling forward with the appointment of O’Brien Contractors as Infrastructure contractor.

O’Brien is a leading groundworks and civil engineering specialist, with experience of large, involved projects such as: Beacon Barracks SFA development with Lovell Partnerships and the regeneration of Longbridge town centre with Morgan Sindall.

Working with Lovell Partnerships on the Defence Infrastructure Organisation’s (DIO) new Service Family Accommodation scheme, O’Brien will undertake infrastructure works including the construction of adoptable Section 38 roads and sewers, along with associated provision of services, i.e. gas, water, electric, IT and comms. Further work will be required to upgrade existing county highways to improve access, with the construction of new roundabouts, junctions and highways.

This is the latest phase of the Army Basing Programme, designed to support the relocation of 4,300 military personnel and their families in the Salisbury Plain area. In a multi-million pound development, DIO will deliver up to 917 new homes over three separate sites.

Stuart Chamberlain, O’Brien Contractors Director, said: “We are honoured to have been chosen by Lovell Partnerships and look forward, once again, in applying our civil engineering expertise to deliver a development to the highest levels of quality. It is testament to our team who worked on the Beacon Barracks SFA scheme, that Lovell has shown confidence in our capability to deliver this prestigious project.”

John Leary, Lovell Operational Director, said: “The SFA scheme presents many exciting challenges but what is paramount is the necessity to assemble the right team, a team capable of delivering quality work throughout a high volume fast track programme.  OBCL were a key player on MOD Stafford and I am delighted to have them alongside us on the Plain.  Our partnership gives me the confidence that we can meet the Client’s demanding programme and at the same time assure DIO of value for money”.


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