GRAHAM’s Michael Graham, Chairman, and Gary Holmes, Regional Managing Director, joined leading British Defence personnel and fellow Strategic Alliance Members at the Ministry of Defence last week for the official signing of the Defence Estate Optimisation Portfolio’s Strategic Alliance Contract.
GRAHAM has been appointed as sole supplier for the Regional Bundle Scotland and Leuchars Barracks Major Project Package. This £340m contract continues the company’s working relationship with the Ministry of Defence (MOD), which spans more than two decades.
Minister of State for Defence in the House of Lords, Baroness Goldie DL, said:
“The Estate Optimisation portfolio is fundamental to the future of Defence. From service, and family living accommodation, to specialist facilities such as hangars, command headquarters and medical facilities, this is the largest and most ambitious Defence infrastructure investment portfolio that we have as a department. At the heart of this is making life better for our people.
I am proud of the hard work that has gone into establishing these two contracts which are central to this programme’s successful delivery. This is a once in a generation opportunity to deliver significant change, and I for one am delighted to sign on the dotted line.”
Michael Graham, GRAHAM Group Chairman, commented:
“I was delighted to attend the official signing ceremony for the DEO Portfolio's Strategic Alliance Contract. This event marked the beginning of a long-term, high value change programme to deliver an affordable, sustainable and high-quality estate that supports military requirements. The works will bolster GRAHAM’s reputation as a leading contractor in the defence sector.
Collaboration and innovation are intrinsic to the successful delivery of projects, and GRAHAM looks forward to working alongside other Strategic Alliance partners to deliver ambitious change through modern methods of construction and pioneering processes.”
Defence Estate Optimisation is the single biggest estates change programme within Defence, bringing together an ambitious portfolio of interdependent programmes, construction activity, unit and personnel moves, and land release.
It will invest £5.1bn in a better-structured, modern and more sustainable estate that improves security, resilience, and military capability.