DIO delivers new logistics facility in Surrey
Army recruits will have ready access to the latest equipment and training thanks to a new £7.5 million logistics facility delivered by the Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) at Army Training Centre (ATC) Pirbright.
Air Vice Marshal Elaine West officially opened the new facility, which took 15 months to complete.
The new building brings together a range of Quartermaster’s functions which previously had been spread over several buildings. The new building means the training centre will now be able to manage an increase in recruits training at the base.
AVM West, who is Director of Projects and Programme Delivery at DIO, said:
“I was delighted to be invited to open the QM Store at Pirbright and to see the terrific facilities now provided.
The collaboration between the DIO Project Team and the QMs staff has been outstanding and I was especially pleased to meet the very people who will shortly be working from this brand new building.”
Lt Col Keith Armstrong, Staff Quartermaster at Pilbright, said:
“The opening of this purpose-built integrated facility moves us firmly into the 21stCentury. The building allows us to significantly improve the logistics service delivery across the whole of ATC Pirbright.”
The development work involved liaison with a variety of partners including Natural England and the Local Planning Authority due to the site’s close proximity to areas of Special Scientific Interest and Special Protection Areas.
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Notes to Editors
1) The Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) plays a vital role in supporting our Armed Forces by building, maintaining and servicing what the men and women who serve our country need to live, work, train and deploy on operations.
2) DIO is part of the Ministry of Defence (MOD). It is responsible for managing and maintaining land and properties, as well as providing related support services, to meet the current and future needs of the MOD and personnel at home and abroad, and to support current operations.
3) Picture captions:
1 - The new Quartermasters' facilities at ATC Pirbirght were officially opened by Air Vice Marshal Elaine West. (Crown Copyright/MOD2014)
[L-R: Richard Reynold (Interserve Project Manager), George Liu (DIO Project Manager), Lt Col Darren Denning (Cmmanding Officer HQ ATC Pirbright), Ray Evans (DIO Requirement Manager), Air Vice Marshal Elaine West (DIO Head of Projects and Programme Delivery), Lt Col Keith Armstrong (Staff Quartermaster ATC Pirbright), Steve Hill (PriDE Delivery Manager) and Mike Taylor (Interserve Contract Manager).]
2 - Air Vice Marshal Elaine West gets a tour of the new facility from Lt Col Keith Armstrong, Staff Quartermaster at ATC Pirbright. (Crown Copyright/MOD2014)
3 - The facility's visitor book, signed by Air Vice Marshal Elaine West. (Crown Copyright/MOD2014)