Burton based roof tile manufacturer Russell Roof Tiles has been selected for its first Ministry of Defence (MOD) re-roofing project in Oxfordshire – the latest in a long line of MOD contracts.
The manufacturer with two sites based on Nicholson Way and Wetmore Lane in Burton, created a specific delivery schedule to hit extremely tight deadlines supplied by the main contractor, leading infrastructure firm Amey. With an estimated completion date of Autumn 2021 the development is part of the Army Basing Programme (ABP) in Shrivenham, Oxfordshire.
Russell Roof Tiles has been involved in MOD projects recently, including working in partnership with Lovell Partnerships Limited to deliver 917 homes for the Ministry of Defence on Salisbury Plain in Wiltshire as part of the £250m development programme.
At the time, the manufacturer supplied £1m worth of pitched tiles and accessories from its Commercial Range – Grampian in Slate Grey and Double Roman in Terracotta which had to run with military precision to achieve the strict delivery and programme deadlines.
The manufacturer also supplied 350,000 Grampian tiles for 346 Service family homes as part of a £150m Project Borona redevelopment of the MOD Stafford base that also saw new barracks accommodation as well as new offices, workshops, shops and leisure facilities.
The Army Basing Programme (ABP) is a £1.8 billion capital infrastructure programme, delivering Service Family Accommodation homes for Service personnel and their families, as well as refurbishing key infrastructure. It is providing the facilities to enable nearly 100 Army units to relocate, reconfigure, disband or re-role and deliver the Government’s Strategic Defence and Security Review commitment to bring all units back from Germany. This programme includes funding for accommodation improvements and will provide about 1,500 new homes for Service families, 4,500 new single living accommodation bed spaces and working, technical and training infrastructure.
Russell Roof Tiles was able to provide the necessary advice to ensure that the tiles and accessories ensured consistency and longevity for MOD while minimising future lifetime costs of the roof once installed.
For the Oxfordshire project Russell Roof Tiles is supplying tiles from its Commercial Range – Highland in Cottage Red. The Highland tile is a traditional flat roof tile with a mock joint which is laid broken bonded.
Russell Commercial Range tiles are traditional sized interlocking tiles in a variety of profiles which provide a cost-effective roofing solution.
James Pendleton, Regional Sales Director at Russell Roof Tiles said: “This is the first re-roofing project we’ve delivered for the MOD in the South of country and we are proud to be involved in the project, ultimately improving the standard of living for troops returning to the UK.
“The Russell Roof Tiles team will utilise its expertise and knowledge working with Ministry of Defence and their contractors to deliver an efficient and high level of service as it is people’s current homes. We look forward to working closely with the team to meet these deadlines.”