Construction has begun on the first set of projects to prepare the airbase in Suffolk for the arrival of two new squadrons of US F35s in 2021.
Defence Infrastructure Organisation
It’s Bees’ Needs Week and I’d like to tell you about the important work that DIO does to protect bees across the Defence estate.
A few weeks ago, I helped the Disabled Ramblers learn about the history of Salisbury Plain and how our Armed Forces use it to live, work and train.
DIO has worked together with the RAF, the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust (WWT) and Natural England on a pilot project to rescue 60 curlew eggs from RAF airfields in East Anglia.
I am incredibly proud to work for Defence and especially for DIO, an organisation that employs some 5,500 people, of which around 600 are overseas. One of the greatest privileges I have as Chief of Staff is seeing first-hand how …
The 2019 MOD Access Forum saw attendees from various organisations learn about the public access issues affecting the MOD estate and even have a go at searching for unexploded ordnance!
Portsmouth Naval Base is gearing up to become home to the HMS Prince of Wales, the second of the Royal Navy’s huge new Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers.
In 2015, an overhanging rock face began to collapse, damaging the public stairway that leads down from the South West Coast Path Trail to the Fossil Forest, located within Lulworth Ranges. DIO has worked with Lulworth Estate, Natural England, Dorset Council and Vertical Technologies to repair the stairway and re-open the site.
Last October, we awarded a £23 million contract to Lagan Aviation and Infrastructure to resurface the runway at RAF Northolt. We’ve now closed the runway for six months to allow the work to take place.
Nescliff Training Camp is an important military training area within the West Midlands and surrounding counties. DIO is investing £4 million into providing military personnel with new kitchen and dining areas to improve welfare facilities for soldiers who live, work and train at the camp.