Defence Infrastructure Organisation chooses firms to redevelop Hamshire barracks

The Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) has chosen a Taylor Wimpey and Dorchester Regeneration joint venture to redevelop Prince Philip Barracks in Bordon, Hampshire, into a new 2,400-home neighbourhood.

The joint venture will also build a new relief road, community facilities and a town centre. The DIO had already lodged a planning application for the scheme.

Gary Silver, head of acquisitions at Dorchester Regeneration, said: “The redevelopment of the Prince Philip Barracks is the perfect example of disused MoD land being put to good use, as the project is of paramount importance to the regeneration of Bordon and the prosperity of the wider region.

“More than ever, there is a responsibility on developers to maximise brownfield space for homes, particularly military assets, and we are delighted to be selected to undertake this work alongside Taylor Wimpey.

“As with our flagship development, Heyford Park, a former RAF base in Bicester, our aim is to enhance the existing community with more than just new homes, providing tangible benefits for local people and new community infrastructure.”

Lee Bishop, managing director of major projects for Taylor Wimpey, said: “We are delighted to have been selected as DIO’s partner for the redevelopment of Prince Philip Barracks, which will deliver much-needed new homes for local people.

“Taylor Wimpey and Dorchester have a unique blend of skills in building sustainable new communities and we look forward to working closely with DIO in bringing these skills to bear on this exciting project.”