HL Deb 04 February 2003 vol 644 cc26-8WA
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.

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.

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.

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