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Soldiers have been increasingly returning from demanding operations in Afghanistan and moving into new accommodation which is of a standard they deserve and of which the nation can be proud. Project Allenby/Connaught is making soldiers' lives better.
Under Project Allenby/Connaught, the largest infrastructure PFI ever let by the Ministry of Defence, the quality of life for over 18,700 soldiers, 35% of the UK-based British Army, has improved thanks to the provision of modern, high quality, fully serviced and purpose built living and working accommodation provided by Aspire Defence.
Aspire Defence comprises three related entities: Aspire Defence Limited (ADL) is owned by three shareholders, KBR (45%) and funds managed by Innisfree (37.5%) and InfraRed (17.5%), and holds the contract with the MOD. ADL also arranged and manages the funding and oversees and manages the two operating companies - Aspire Defence Capital Works which is delivering the eight-year construction programme and Aspire Defence Services Limited which is delivering the raft of services over the 35 years of the contract; both are 50/50 joint ventures between Carillion and KBR.
Aspire Defence has three arms of the business. Aspire Defence Limited (ADL) oversees and manages the contract reporting directly to the MoD. Aspire Defence Capital Works (ADCW) and Aspire Defence Services Limited (ADSL) both deliver the construction and facilities and services management for the contract respectively.
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