Robertson completes £60m RAF base upgrade


Robertson Construction has completed a £60 million accommodation upgrade at RAF Lossiemouth in Scotland.  

RAF Lossiemouth in Scotland. Credit: Robertson.

Seven Single Living Accommodation (SLA) blocks with 426 ensuite bedrooms were delivered by the contractor’s Northern business for the Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO), on behalf of the Royal Air Force.  

As well as construction, the project included demolition of existing buildings on site, design, diversion of services and landscaping. 

Offices, utilities services and 300 parking spaces were also built.  

All buildings were constructed off-site in sections and then transported to site for assembly.   

Robertson, which has an office in Elgin about six miles from the Moray base, was supported by Tetra Tech as technical service provider. 

The project is part of the Lossiemouth Development Programme, a £400 million multi-year upgrade of the base, procured through the Crown Commercial Service Construction Works and Associated Services (CWAS) Framework. 

Ian Phillips, regional MD, Robertson Construction Northern, said: “We have enjoyed a close working relationship with the DIO and RAF Lossiemouth over the last 25 years and during that time have delivered several strategic projects including married quarters, The Atlantic Building, and this new modern Single Living Accommodation.  

“Together with Defence Infrastructure Organisation, we ensured that the accommodation and facilities meet user needs and priorities, whilst ensuring that any disruption to day-to-day activities at the base were kept to a minimum.” 

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