LEADING regional contractor, GRAHAM, has secured a contract from the Ministry of Defence (MOD) for its Defence Estates Optimisation (DEO) portfolio.
The DEO is a £5.1bn investment portfolio focussed on delivering a better structured, more economical estate that more effectively supports military capability and aims to enhance the lived experience of military personnel. GRAHAM was appointed as sole supplier for the Regional Bundle Scotland and Leuchars Barracks Major Project Package.
GRAHAM has worked with the MOD in Scotland for over 20 years, delivering high value projects across the country. The significant value of the contract award will bolster GRAHAM’s diverse work pipeline, providing additional employment opportunities, delivering a range of community benefits and maintaining the company’s position as a leading contractor in Scotland.
Gary Holmes, Managing Director for GRAHAM’s Building North region, said:
“Becoming the sole Strategic Alliance Member on the Defence Estates Optimisation Portfolio in Scotland is testament to our long-standing relationship with the MOD and our excellent delivery record in the defence sector.
“The objective of the MOD’s ambitious change programme is to achieve an affordable and sustainable estate that supports military requirements, and GRAHAM looks forward to working collaboratively to support this vision.”
Fully aligned with its ‘Forward Momentum Strategy’, GRAHAM is actively implementing innovative ways to modernise the construction methods it adopts and will bring this expertise to the DEO. This strategy is fully supported by a dedicated in-house Digital Construction Team comprising of digital experts who are driving pioneering processes and applications across offices, sites and the wider supply chain.
Collaborating with trusted supply chain partners, GRAHAM has been embracing modern methods of construction including the implementation of off-site manufacturing and standardised designs. These modern construction methods will be paramount to the successful delivery of DEO projects. Benefits for the MOD include programme and cost reductions, improved quality and sustainability, creating a safer working environment for the GRAHAM team and its delivery partners. More than 90% of projects in the Building North region now incorporate off-site manufacturing solutions to some extent.