Last month, we handed back the Somme Multi-Fit Garage over to Lieutenant Colonel Humphris, Commanding Officer 2 YORKS, at Catterick Garrison with the help of Defence Infrastructure Organisation.

This project, delivered by the DIO and ourselves, is part of the Army Basing Programme, which provides the facilities the British Army needs to live, work and train in the UK as they return from Germany.

Built by our partners Tom Willoughby and their supply chain, the project wasn’t without its challenges; inclement weather and high winds took several days out of the programme. Despite these challenges, the garage was built on time, within cost and to a high quality. The build was well received by Lieutenant Colonel Humphris and those that he represents.

It was down to the close working relationship between our business and the ABP Project Management team which enabled this project to run smoothly through to completion. Our partners, Tom Willoughby, were fundamental to the project’s success and assigned additional specialist labour to ensure the programme achieved the in-service date.

Robin Hartley from the Army Basing Programme commented: “It’s this sort of relationship which I would like to see engendered across all projects commissioned by the Army Basing Programme and delivered via CarillionAmey. I will be carrying out a Learning from Experience exercise to highlight what went well at Somme and sharing these good points”.