RAF base development deal landed by Soben

9 August, 2017

RAF Croughton

SOBEN have secured a significant contract as part of the £150 million redevelopment of RAF Croughton in Northamptonshire – which is operated as a strategic United States intelligence post.

The former British bomber base, now fully controlled by the USA as an international eavesdropping centre, is undergoing a massive upgrade.

The Americans felt the composition of the listening centre was no longer adequate and were granted planning permission to create a purpose-built facility that will cater for their current and future operational needs.

The project involves the construction and fit-out of a number of new buildings and the refurbishment of some existing ones,

Soben provided Bills of Quantities for main contractors Skanska on the new Dormitory, Visitor Centre, Warehouse, Recycling Facility, Post Office and for the refurbishment of the existing Visitors’ Quarters.

Built and opened as RAF Brackley in 1938, the base was renamed RAF Croughton during World War II, prior to being taken over in full by the US Air Force in 1951 during the height of the Cold War.