Reds10 starts on £60M of government construction work
Vertically integrated off-site construction specialist Reds10 has recently begun on £60M of construction work across a variety of schemes for the Department for Education (DfE), the Ministry of Defence (MOD) and the Ministry of Justice (MOJ).
For the DfE, Reds10 is delivering two new school buildings as part of its ongoing work on the ‘Off-site Schools Framework’:
- Havering special school (soon to be officially named) in the London Borough of Havering: the 2,100sq m two-storey building will accommodate 60 pupils from primary and secondary school age with Social, Emotional and Mental Health needs and Communication & Interaction Needs, for which there is currently an urgent need for provision in Havering. The school sports facilities will also be made available for use by the local community outside of school hours. Full completion is targeted for August 2023.
- Pathways School in the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham: a new 2,400 m2 school building for 90 pupils across Primary, Secondary and Sixth Form age groups. Spread over two storeys, the design encompasses photovoltaics and air source heat pumps and will create a range of modern, multi-purpose spaces to enhance wellbeing and meet different learning requirements. Completion is expected in October 2023.
Both buildings will be constructed to a pre-manufactured value of 85% in Reds10’s dedicated factory in East Yorkshire.
Following a competitive tender, Reds10 is delivering a new £11 million scheme for the MOJ, which will include the design and construction of the first wave of up to 2,000 units of the Ministry’s Rapid Deployment Cells Programme. The units will be constructed by Reds10 using Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) and installed at three existing prison sites at pace, with completion due by December 2022.
For the British Army, works have started on a £11M scheme at Imjin Barracks, the first project on the Army’s SLA (Single Living Accommodation) Programme. The programme is set to replace old poor-quality buildings with new ones that are not only sustainable, but also inherently consider how the spaces will be used day-to-day by their inhabitants.
Located in Innsworth, Gloucester, the new Imjin Barracks building will include 67 bed spaces within a triple-storey accommodation block. By harnessing MMC methodology, 90% of the work can be completed off-site for substantially faster delivery, better energy efficiency and a higher quality product. Work will complete in August 2023.
In addition, Reds10 has received the go-ahead to commence the next wave of projects on the Net-Zero Carbon Accommodation Programme (NetCAP), working with the British Army, Defence Infrastructure Organisation and Landmarc Support Services to deliver net zero carbon accommodation for the MOD’s upgrade of the UK Defence Training Estate.
Paul Ruddick, Chairman of Reds10, said: “It is fantastic to see such strong momentum across a diverse range of government projects. At Reds10, we take pride in being at the forefront of supporting the Government’s ambitions to drive wider adoption of MMC as a way to deliver future-proof and sustainable buildings quickly and efficiently to benefit their users for years to come. Our existing work for the DfE and MOD has already demonstrated the significant value of MMC and its ability to overcome the challenges associated with traditional construction, and we look forward to completing the next wave of projects.”
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