Skanska and Black & Veatch win £219m UK Defence job


Skanska will deliver new military facilities in Cambridgeshire valued at £219 million. 

Construction and supporting infrastructure works will be carried out at RAF Molesworth for the Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO), the Ministry of Defence’s (MoD) estate services arm. 

The project is a joint venture between Skanska and engineering and construction company, Black & Veatch. 

It forms part of the US Air Force European Infrastructure Consolidation (EIC) works for the US military based at RAF Molesworth. 

The Skanska-Black & Veatch team will construct a new two-storey military facility, along with supporting infrastructure and a warehouse.  

Design work will begin immediately, and construction is scheduled to start in the spring of 2024.  

The whole project is due to complete by the summer of 2028. 

Credit: Skanska.

Skanska has delivered a range of defence projects in the UK in the past two decades, spanning facilities management to major construction.  

Skanska led the redevelopment of Worthy Down in Hampshire between 2014 and 2022 and is currently managing another major project at the Vehicle Storage and Support Programme in Gloucestershire. 

“Our expertise allows us to deliver innovative, sustainable solutions that lead to a great end product for our customers,” said Skanska executive vice president, Adam McDonald. 

Rick Kaiser, president of Black & Veatch’s Federal Segment, added: “This effort focuses on both sustainability and resiliency, two key aspects of advancing DIO’s efforts.”   

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