Project Hercules, RAF Lyneham

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Client: Hercules - Joint Venture with Balfour Beatty & Kier Group
Decoration Dates: September 2014 - September 2015
Overall value: £930k
Labour Resource at Peak: 30

Description:  Refurbishing hangars (Exteriors, Internal walls, ceilings and floors) Officers mess & onsite church, decorating new build living accommodation & communal areas, training rooms.

Project Hercules was a joint venture between Balfour Beatty plc and Kier Group, converting three huge hangars that had previously been home to Hercules aircraft, plus ancillary buildings into a military technical college for the RAF, Army and Navy.

Working on a live military base meant we had to work in secure areas, causing minimal disruption and our site team had to undergo Asbestos awareness training and pass security checks such as Disclosure Scotland and DBS.

The exterior of the hangars and ancillary buildings also had to be refurbished, using specialist coatings such as Sandtex Flexigloss on the vehicle & ammunitions stores.

In addition to the refurbishment works, we also decorated the new accommodation buildings, which included single-living apartments, communal areas, gymnasium and theatre. The external woodwork was also decorated with a hard-wearing stain.