The new Defence College of Technical Training will bring together technical training for all three services at one location, making it more efficient and cost effective, and will mean the creation of around 900 construction jobs.
The first phase of work will include the creation of new single living accommodation for 1,194 trainees and staff, purpose-built teaching facilities, a large outdoor training area and a publicly accessible museum for the Army’s Corps of Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (REME). Lyneham’s history of repatriation will be preserved and honoured through a memorial dedication, a publicGardenofRemembrance, and an area within the museum.
Phase one of the work is expected be completed by the autumn of 2015, when the first staff and students will arrive at the college.
The former RAF Lyneham closed in December 2012 after all operational flying moved to RAF Brize Norton.