Amey teams in our Defence contract recently gave up their weekend to ensure that 440 Army personnel were relocated more than 200 miles away, prompting praise from the Unit for a 'seamless and issue free move'
The project to support the relocation of 25 Training Regiment from Worthy Down, in Hampshire, to DST Leconfield, in East Yorkshire was needed due to the closing down of the current facilities and a new base was identified at DST Leconfield where greater efficiencies are available. 25 Training Regiment provide military driver courses to their Service personnel so it's vital that operational delivery was not compromised during the move.
The moving of 40 permanent staff and up to 400 trainees at any one time necessitated a change in the HQ offices assigned to 25Regt and staff in Building 36 HQ so our Amey site team, in partnership with the Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO), swiftly arranged a pre-start meeting to ensure that everyone was aware of the works due to take place and any possible impact.
A plan of action was agreed to bring the building up to an acceptable standard and to reduce disruption, noise and potentially dusty works, all tasks were carried out during the weekend period and on a Friday afternoon when the HQ staff were absent. The team had a tight deadline of five days to complete the work which was compromised when an unknown power supply was found across a newly formed doorway but this was quickly and efficiently dealt with and work continued.
Wil Wilson, Amey's Site Manager at DST Leconfield said "Being an ex-Serviceman myself I know how important it is to make sure any relocation of military personnel is carried out swiftly and effectively which is why we always go the extra mile when tasked with these kinds of projects. We value the work our Armed Forces do and recognise the need for them to be able to carry out their work in a safe and modern environment."
Lt Col SR Hook MBE, said “I would like to offer thanks for the work recently conducted in building 35 in-support of the move of HQ 25 Regt. The work was first rate and Amey’s contractor carried out the task with minimum disruption to the occupants. The standard of the finished work is outstanding. On behalf of the Head of Establishment please pass on my thanks for a job well done”.
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