Amey deliver major refurbishment project at Gamecock Barracks

31 October 2018
Images of refurbished house, park and football field at Gamecock barracks.

Teams across Amey’s Regional Prime and National Housing Prime contracts recently carried out a series of improvement projects with the Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) and our supply chain partners, Novus Property Solutions and Tivoli Services, at Gamecock Barracks.

The Housing improvement project, overseen by Mark Nadin, Amey’s Project Manager, and Glenn Drew, DIO’s Housing Estate Manager, has been extremely well received by occupants at the Barracks who are already benefitting from the extensive refurbishment that has taken place in their Service family homes.

Split into three phases, the project kicked off with the replacement of old and draughty windows and doors to 104 Service properties providing occupants with an immediate benefit of increased comfort and reduced noise. This was closely followed by the installation of 68 brand new bathrooms and 112 bright and modern kitchens. A further 62 properties received new roofs, soffits and fascias and lastly, 47 front doors were replaced with new UPVC doors.

While these works were taking place, Amey’s Regional Prime Project Manager, Darren Neal, and Lisa Wells, DIO’s Project Manager, were kept busy co-ordinating works alongside the Housing colleagues delivering a new play park for local residents. This project included the installation of the latest play equipment along with a state-of-the-art five-a-side AstroTurf football pitch and new tarmac was also added to roads around the camp.

Once works had been completed, Suzanne Meredith, one of Amey’s Accommodation Officers, identified the need to refurbish a smaller play park that had fallen into disrepair and wasn’t included in the refurbishment works. She approached supply chain partner, Novus Property Solutions, who agreed to carry out the repairs for free. They re-painted the equipment and tidied up the area and the play park is now up and running and is being enjoyed by the little ones again.

Amey is committed to improving the living and working environments of the Armed Forces and their families and projects like this are a great example of how going the extra mile, and working together, can really make a difference to the military community.

Mark Nadin is really proud of what’s been achieved at Gamecock and said:

“There is always more to be done, but since the refurbishment works have been completed the whole look and feel of the camp has changed and it’s a great place to be. It’s also highlighted how collaboratively all parties have worked together to achieve a common goal, to improve the lives of our Service personnel and their families.”

Lt Col Mike Fayers, who was the Station Commander at Gamecock Barracks during the works said:

 “I am delighted with the married quarter refresh programme delivered by Amey this year. Many of our residents have benefited from new kitchens and new bathrooms, which has greatly improved the quality of our homes.  New windows, doors and roofs have enhanced the energy efficiency of our homes and lowered our heating bills - a double win! These multiple projects were led very effectively by Amey, with minimal disruption to our families. Thank you and well done to Amey for the improvements to our homes.”