PriDE manages Defence Infrastructure Organisation’s South East Regional Prime Contract (SE RPC). Valued at around £380m, the SE RPC is one of five regional prime contracts currently in place in the UK.
A ground-breaking event took place at RAF Brize Norton to mark the start of the new Core Works project. PriDE has commenced work on the new asset for 47 Air Despatch Squadron, which is relocating from RAF Lyneham. The large facility will incorporate Operational and Training requirements, and will cost circa £23m. Brize Norton’s Station Commander, Group Capt Dom Stamp, got in the driving seat of the digger to start the ceremony. PriDE Project Manager, Gary Ashmore, is working closely with DIO’s Dennis Williams on this project, which is due for completion in October 2012.
The project, which will provide 9400sq m of offices, equipment storage and operational capacity and work, is progressing well to date. Nearly 50% of the main steel frame has been erected, major sections of the main floor slab have been cast and the project is running ahead of schedule. The team are working hard to get as far ahead as possible in case of prolonged extreme winter weather, which could delay work.
PriDE has had a string of successes for the awards cabinet!
Gold Medal RoSPA Award for Occupational Health and Safety 2012.
British Institute of Facilities Management Judges’ Special Recognition Award 2011.
To view more information about our awards, click here