§ Lord Vivian
asked Her Majesty's Government:
Where the new build and refurbishment projects for 16,000 single rooms en suite accommodation will take place: when it will start: and when it will finish. [HL1269]
§ Lord Bach
The Ministry of Defence awarded the prime contract for Project SLAM to the Birmingham based Debut consortium, led by Bovis Lend Lease and Babcock Services Ltd, on 18 December 2002.
The contract for SLAM is the first five-year phase of a 10-year programme. It encompasses all ranks across each of the services and will deliver in the order of 16,000 upgraded bed spaces in around 100 projects on the basis of worst first. These will be predominantly single room en suite and will include utility areas, common areas and ancillary accommodation.27WA
The SLAM prime contract covers the period 2003 until 2007 inclusive. There are 30 projects scheduled to start during the first year of the contract, with first wave programmed to start on site between May and August 2003 and completion from May 2004 onwards. Those projects commenced during 2007 are expected to be completed for occupation some 18 months to two years later.
In addition, the prime contractor will be required to maintain each individual project following handover for occupation for a further seven years. This is to enable the prime contractor to prove the assumptions made at the design stage in the running of the facilities and to demonstrate value for money and innovation during the maintenance period. (The implication of this is that the last phase of projects completed and handed over for occupation in 2009 will be maintained by the prime contractor until 2016.)
The table below shows where the new build and refurbishment projects will take place.
PROJECT SLAM, 5 YEAR PROJECT PROGRAMME—LOCATIONS Item TLB Establishment Location 1 Army Vimy Barracks Catterick, N Yorkshire 2 Army Helles Barracks Catterick, N Yorkshire 3 Army Alexander Barracks Pirbright, Surrey 4 Army RMAS Sandhurst Camberley, Surrey 5 Army Lichfield Staffordshire 6 Army Middle Wallop Andover, Hampshire 7 Army Bovington Bovington, Dorset 8 Army Rapier Barracks Kirton-in-Lindsey, N Lincolnshire 9 Army Bourlon Barracks Catterick, N Yorkshire 10 Army Albermarle Barracks Harlow Mill 11 Army Fulwood Barracks Preston, Lancashire 12 Army St David's Barracks Bicester, Oxfordshire 13 Army Invicta Park Barracks Maidstone, Kent 14 Army Dalton Barracks Abingdon. Oxfordshire 15 Army Gamecock Barracks Bramcote, Nuneaton 16 Army Azimghur Barracks Colerne, Wiltshire 17 Army Beachley Barracks Chepstow, Gwent I8 Army Duke of Gloucester Barracks South Cerney, Gloucester 19 Army RAF Odiham (Army) Hook, Hampshire 20 Army Wellington Barracks St James Park, London 21 Army Woolwich Barracks London 22 Royal Navy Culdrose Cornwall 23 Royal Navy CTCRM Lympstone, Exmouth, Devon 24 Royal Navy RM Poole Poole, Dorset 25 Royal Navy 42Cdo Bickleigh, Plymouth. Devon 26 Royal Navy Yeovilton Yeovilton. Ilchester, Somerset 27 Royal Navy 40Cdo Taunton, Somerset 2 Royal Navy Chivenor Barnstaple. Devon 29 RAF RAF Boulmer Alnwick, Northumberland 30 RAF RAF Coningsby Coningsby, Lincolnshire 31 RAF RAF Waddington Lincoln, Lincolnshire 32 RAF RAF Wittering Peterborough, Cambridgeshire 33 RAF RAF Marham King's Lynn, Norfolk
Year Total decisions Number of appeals* Number of appeals upheld* %of total decisions overturned on appeal* %of appeals upheld* 1997–98 17,932 212 102 0.57 48 1998–99 18,245 183 110 0.60 60 1999–2000 19,344 213 100 0.52 47 2000–01 20,467 180 88 0.43 49 2001–02 21,447 222 122 0.57 55
NOTE: * Appeals relates to appeals under Article 32 of the Planning (Northern Ireland) Order 1991.28WA
PROJECT SLAM, 5 YEAR PROJECT PROGRAMME-LOCATIONS Item TLB Establishment Location 34 RAF Winterbourne Gunner Salisbury, Wiltshire 35 RAF RAF Honington Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk 36 RAF RAF High Wycombe Naphill, Buckinghamshire 37 RAF RAF Leeming Northallerton, N Yorkshire 38 RAF RAF Linton-on-Ouse York, N Yorkshire 39 RAF RAF Fylingdales Pickering. N Yorkshire 40 RAF RAF Cottesmore Oakham, Leicestershire 41 RAF RAF Brampton (Wyton Site) Huntingdon. Cambridgeshire 42 RAF RAF Shawbury Shawbury, Shropshire 43 RAF RAF Swanwick (at Collingwood) Portsmouth, Hampshire 44 RAF RAF Brize Norton Witney, Oxfordshire 45 RAF RAF Valley Holyhead, Gwynedd 46 RAF RAF Innsworth Gloucester, Gloucestershire 47 RAF RAF Cranwell Sleaford, Lincolnshire 48 RAF RAF Lyneham Chippenham, Wiltshire 49 Central RMCS Shrivenham Swindon, Wiltshire 50 Central Harden Barracks Catterick, N Yorkshire 51 DLO DSDA Ashchurch Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire 52 DLO West Moors Wimborne, Dorset