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Reme Properties (Bordon)

Volume 977: debated on Tuesday 29 January 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Defence if he will give details of the £7,000,000 spent on the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers properties at Bordon.

Havannah barracks, Bordon, caccommodates the School of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering, 9 Field Workshop REME and the permanent staff of the Central Volunteer HQ REME: an overall total—including student population—of 100 officers, 452 wos/sgts and 1,395 junior ranks. All living accommodation was well below standard and overcrowded—the need for its modernisation was accepted in 1964 when the project was initially approved for planning but financial restrictions led to delay of the project. Work on the site started in December 1976 and ex-

£K
New Barrack Accommodation1,490
Refurbish Existing Blocks250
Modernise and Extend Junior Ranks Mess690
Modernise and Extend Social Club590
Modernise and Extend Warrant Officers/Sergeants Mess440
New Officers Accommodation (Living accommodation and public rooms)1,130
Refurbish and extend Physical and Recreational Training Centre and Sports Facilities450
New Guard House, Armoury and Offices250
New and Refurbished Stores75
New Boiler House250
Externals625
6,240
Contingencies500
PSA Supplied Fixtures and Fittings460
7,200
Work should be completed next year, when the final cost is expected to be in the region of £10,550,000.