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Amey Defence Regional Prime

Project Description

Since 2014 we have been working in partnership with Amey Defence who were contracted by the MoD to handle all elements of the Regional Prime Contract. The works cover non housing, planned minor works, minor refurbishment works and reactive maintenance. Two separate teams carry out the following works for us across the planned and reactive elements.

Reactive works include:

  • Electrical repairs
  • Plumbing repairs
  • Gas works
  • Joinery repairs
  • Locksmith services
  • Legionella flushing and testing
  • Flooring works including carpet fitting, tiling, wet room floors
  • External repairs, including minor roof repairs, brickwork repairs, render repairs,
  • Drainage unblocking

These response services are carried out across Scotland in army barracks and other MOD sites such as:

  • Dreghorn Barracks
  • Redford Barracks
  • Glencourse Barracks
  • Craigiehall Barracks
  • Edinburgh Castle
  • Gogagarbank House
  • Kentigern House,
  • Royal Fusiliers Museum Glasgow

Reactive services are managed from our office in Kirkcaldy. Within branch we operate a 24/7, 365 days per year call-out centre. Call centre administrators handle all calls and orders with the emergency centre receiving approximately 1000 reactive orders per month.

Orders are logged by Amey Defence using our integrated ‘Property Maintenance’ software. This software is accessible by Bell Group and Amey Defence members of staff. In addition, our operatives are also able to view this information on a tablet device, through the ‘Property Maintenance’ software ensuring efficient real time resource deployment.

Planned works Include:

The planned works for the proposed agreement consist of the following:

  • Electrical installations and upgrades
  • Plumbing installations and upgrades
  • Gas Works
  • Joinery replacements and renewals
  • Flooring works including carpet fitting, tiling, wet room floors
  • External repairs, including roof repairs, brickwork repairs, render repairs, replacement of rainwater goods
  • Kitchen and bathroom refurbishment works
  • Painting and decorating

Example: Planned maintenance works at Edinburgh Castle

Works consisted of several refurbishment projects both in the castle and within the Officer’s Mess, the building next to the castle. All works were undertaken whilst members of the public were viewing the castle, so special precautions to safe guard the public needed to be considered. This included:

  • Vehicle parking, as vehicles up to the castle are restricted
  • Operatives ensuring all materials and equipment needed could be placed in one or two vans
  • Security pass arranged at least a day in advance, to guarantee entry to the castle.

Within the Officer’s Mess, we undertook:

  • A full kitchen refurbishment
  • Re-plastering of several internal walls on the basement level of the building
  • Refurbishment of the en-suite bedroom

The projects under the planned element of the project, also vary in value and volume, for example a planned project could be the result of a larger issued uncovered at the reactive stage, within the army barracks. Alternatively, the planned elements sometimes consist of stand alone projects, usually to separate buildings.


About Amey Defence

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