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Contractors sought for £300m RAF site regeneration

A £300m contract to redevelop the soon-to-be-former residence of the Purple Arrows is up for grabs.

West Lindsey District Council stated it was looking for a supply companion and buyers to regenerate RAF Scampton in Lincolnshire, which has served as the bottom for RAF’s elite show squad since 1996. The works are a part of the federal government’s levelling up agenda to extend infrastructure equality throughout the UK.

The chosen supply companion will work in direction of designing a grasp plan for the previous defence web site, with group, heritage, and net-zero carbon in focus.

The contractor can even ship future-proof infrastructure on web site, enhance the online biodiversity acquire and discover methods to make use of the protected airspace. Plans for the house might be finalised on the premise of the bids acquired however may embody the development of lodges, eating places, museums and retailers. The taxiways, runways and airfield pavement can even be regenerated.

The native authority is liaising with the Defence Infrastructure Organisation on behalf of the unique house owners of the positioning, the Ministry of Defence, to seek out companions.

Chief of West Lindsey District Council Owen Bierley stated a two-stage procurement course of can be used.

Bierley stated: “The Council is presently progressing plans for RAF Scampton. Utilizing our expertise of disposals of the previous, the method to transition Scampton from RAF use to financial driver for Lincolnshire might be one that’s held as an exemplar of greatest follow in years to return.”

Procurement is ready to be finalised by the tip of this 12 months.

In Might, tier one contractor Skanska won a £259m job to build a defence vehicle facility and maintenance centre in Gloucestershire.