Premier Interlink (Waco UK Ltd) hit milestone as their contribution to £100m contract for Beacon Barracks reaches 50% manufacture
Premier Interlink (Waco UK Ltd) are a leading modular building manufacturer in the UK, with more than 55 years’ experience in off-site construction – a proven, high quality method of construction in the defence sector. Working with Lend Lease, the integrated property and infrastructure group, Premier Interlink have achieved a milestone with 50% of Beacon Barracks manufactured this week!
Delivered by Lend Lease for the Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO), the project will see over 400 soldiers housed in modular accommodation upon their return home from Germany. This will consist of the steel frame modular construction of 6 Junior Ranks Single Living Accommodation blocks built off-site at Premier Interlink’s East Yorkshire based factory. The modern methods of construction used at the factory mean that the modular buildings are being delivered at a rate of over 20 bedrooms a week, offering increased benefits to the construction programme.
Each of the 6 blocks will be 3 storeys high, have 45 modular bays and provide 72 bedrooms as well as communal areas, reaching a total of 432 bedrooms and 270 modular bays for the entire project.
The core ancillary units, housing kitchen, communal and bathroom areas are currently being fitted out at Premier Interlink’s East Yorkshire based facilities. Lend Lease have brought in their supply chain of contractors to help fit out the modules including M & E by NG Baileys.
The high volumetric approach of offsite construction as practiced by Premier Interlink is perfectly suited to this type of project. The production facilities available offer real benefits to the manufacturing programme, with the option to operate multi shifts to meet programme requirements as required.
The project, for Lend Lease, is part of a wider £100 million development plan for the barracks to accommodate two signal regiments returning from their army bases in Germany, a project Premier Interlink are especially proud to be involved in.