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First Modular Accommodation Pods Arrive at RAF Lossiemouth

The director of RAF Lossiemouth’s infrastructure development programme has welcomed the arrival of the first modular pods that will be used for the new Single Living accommodation on the station.

The new pods will be used to create 318 contemporary, en-suite bedrooms across three sites for Junior Ranks, Senior Non-Commissioned Officers and Officers alike, with the first block to be completed in June 23 going to the most Junior Station personnel.

Commenting on the milestone, Group Captain Peter Beckett, Director of the Lossiemouth Development Programme said:

This project is going to result in a significant increase in the standard of rooms on offer for our people here at RAF Lossiemouth and is a major element of the overall infrastructure upgrade we are seeing here at the base – the aim of everything the LDP is doing, is to make RAF Lossiemouth a better place for our people to both live and work.

Group Captain Beckett

Image shows RAF aviators and civil servants on construction site with a crane lifting crates.

Using a modular construction method, the pods have been assembled off-site at Newark, Nottinghamshire by JRL Caledonian Modular Limited. Completion of the Single Living accommodation project is pencilled in for Sept 23 and Group Captain Beckett is happy with the progress now being made.  He added:

We started this project nearly 2½ years ago now, so to see the rooms being installed is a fantastic feeling.  Of course, we are still 8 months or so before the first block will be ready for our people, but it is a start and progress is being made – I have no doubt our primary contractor, Robertson Construction Group (North), will crack on at best pace now that the modules have started to arrive.  I will apologise for the disruption we may cause during the works, but it will be worth it!

Group Captain Beckett

The Lossiemouth Development Programme is a £500m infrastructure programme designed to ensure RAF Lossiemouth can meet the needs of a next generation Main Operating Base.  The programme is investing in living, technical and welfare facilities alongside the growth of Typhoon and Maritime Patrol infrastructure, with carbon reduction and sustainability at its core.

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