The project involved the procurement of various greenfield sites for a 279-unit development of houses in a range of configurations.

Expanding residential capacity at RAF Lossiemouth

In the mid-1990s the RAF identified a need to expand the residential capacity at RAF Lossiemouth, to serve the future residential requirements of both officers and airmen, and their families, stationed at the base.

Robertson Group secured the project as a joint venture with Morrison, based on a best value solution encompassing site procurement, design and construction, competitive project finance arrangements, and a robust maintenance regime. Robertson Capital Projects invested in the project through equity funding, as well as sourcing private debt funding.

Carefully constructed layouts

Robertson and our joint venture partner undertook the design and construction of the 279 properties using timber kit construction methods, starting in September 1999.

The overall layout was carefully considered, with the dwellings integrated into their respective sites using substantial communal landscaped areas, including children's play areas, cycle routes and footpaths.

The 279 houses are spread over four estates – two in Elgin and two in Lossiemouth. All have central heating, en-suite bathrooms, fitted kitchens and garages.

Ongoing maintenance and management

In October 2013, Robertson Facilities Management was awarded the contract to provide planned and preventative maintenance for a period of 20 years, providing a value-for-money solution and local savings in delivery. This includes move-in and move-out services, hard and soft FM, grounds maintenance and lifecyle management.

Robertson Facilities Management carries out lifecycle replacements, maintenance issues and repairs to the properties when the movement of RAF personnel leaves them unoccupied. In addition, the FM provision consists of an annual planned and preventative maintenance programme (PPM), a 24-hour helpdesk provision a reactive call-out service and grounds maintenance. 

After a rigorous and independent process, RFM were awarded the contract. Their mobilisation process was seamless and relationships and the general operation of the contract have improved immeasurably.

– Geoff Begg, IML Operations Manager (2015)

 

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