Following the Strategic Security and Defence Review, the UK Prime Minister stated to the Houses of Parliament in 2010 that we would bring our troops back from Germany by 2020 and would look to bring back half of them by the end of August 2015.
Project Borona is part of that initiative. It comprised the redevelopment of Beacon Barracks, in Stafford, to provide new Single Living Accommodation for all ranks, two new messes and associated anterooms, offices, welfare, recreational and other facilities for personnel returning from Germany.
Supporting the Defence Infrastructure Organisation to achieve this we provided both commercial and technical consultancy advice covering project management, cost management, risk management and full multidisciplinary consultancy over a five year period.
By ensuring that the project completed in the summer of 2015, children of service personnel returning to the UK had time to relocate ahead of the new academic year. The project also went some way to helping fulfil the Government’s commitment to provide regular army personnel with more certainty about where they will be based in the future giving them and their families greater stability.