The MoD provides the defence capability for the UK and acts as a specialist training supplier for service people across all of the three armed services.
The Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO), the MOD’s in-house property advisors, have engaged with the private sector, for management and property expertise appointing Mace in 2019 as their Client Side Partner, with private sector specialist organisations to support them, EventMAP being one, in support of analysis, software scenario planning and visualisation.
The MoD’s 20-year Defence Estate Optimisation Programme will deliver a smaller and more efficient military estate which is fit for purpose in the 21st Century. This hugely complex programme involves consolidating compatible military units at core locations throughout the UK which best meet their operating and training requirements. The programme will also release sites for residential development, helping to meet government Housing targets and address the national shortage. The land disposal receipts will also generate funding to support the major capital investment required on the retained military bases for operational, and military housing delivery.
EventMAP have delivered specialist resource to support an assessment of the MoD’s ability to provide the additional housing required at the military bases identified through the Defence Estate Optimisation Programme as a centre of excellence. The EventMAP team, have supported the in-house Civil Servants in providing the resources with national planning and development competence to assess the potential to build houses on MoD land; liaising with and managing the consultants to provide the reports to meet the planned programme requirements. This includes producing business cases to secure MoD funding and option appraisals for delivering and funding future houses.
Detailed reports have been completed for all sites where significant additional military houses will be required over the next 10 years. The reports will underpin the detailed Assessment Studies being undertaken throughout 2020/21 which will determine the new infrastructure requirements at each core military establishment in the UK.
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