The Army Basing Programme has reached an important milestone with the completion and handover of the first Service Family Accommodation (SFA) for families moving to Wiltshire in 2019…

With the provision of SFA a critical construction activity to enable the return of soldiers from Germany significant progress has been made since the contract award to Lovell Partnerships Ltd in November 2017 with the homes being constructed in unprecedented industry timescales.

To mark the first of 917 houses being delivered under the Army Basing Programme (ABP), which are being built across three sites in Ludgershall (242 homes), Bulford (225 homes) and Larkhill (450 homes), a ribbon cutting event was held at The Plumer Estate, Ludgershall.

Attending the event were Major General Richard Wardlaw, Director Basing and Infrastructure who is the Senior Responsible Owner for the ABP, Baroness Jane Scott, Wiltshire Council Leader, Air Commodore Wendy Rothery, Head of DIO Accommodation, Mark Duddy, ABP Programme Director and John Leary, Lovell Major Projects Director.

Speaking afterwards Major General Wardlaw said: “It was a privilege to showcase the delivery of these brand new modern homes that will allow our Service families to live in first-class facilities. The completion and handover of these homes since contract award is a significant achievement for the Army Basing Programme and will benefit our families across Salisbury Plain.

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