01 Jul 2019

Work starts on accommodation for Royal Marines in Lympstone

Work has begun on a new 181-bed accommodation block for new recruits to the Royal Marines in Lympstone.

A new £10million construction project has begun at the site in Lympstone which will provide accommodation for Royal Marines as well as support facilities. The contract for construction was awarded to Galliford Try by the Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) and is due to be completed by Summer next year.

The accommodation will comprise of 21 eight-bed rooms and 1 ten-bed unit plus three single Duty of Care rooms for supporting staff. The rooms will house recruits who have been injured during training or are training as remedial military professionals.

DIO Project Manager Simon Jones said: “DIO is pleased that work has begun on the accommodation at Lympstone.”

“This purpose-built bespoke facility will ensure that all personnel, both male and female who are recovering from injury and undergoing rehabilitation can recuperate in facilities that are truly fit for purpose.”

Area Director for Galliford Try South West Mark Wusthoff said: “It’s fantastic to finally be on site to deliver this much-needed accommodation for our hardworking servicemen and women. We are delighted to be collaborating with DIO once more in the south west following the successful delivery of the ‘dunk tank’ at RNAS Yeovilton, and look forward to working with them and the Royal Marines to deliver the high-quality facilities their personnel deserve.”

Every room in the block will be designed to accommodate male and female recruits. The work will also create administration offices and support facilities for recruits as well as a communal area.

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