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Training centre work at RAF Shawbury to end next year

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Work on a new training centre at a Shropshire airbase is set to be complete by April next year. Work is currently being carried out at RAF Shawbury.

Last year a £9.5 million contract was awarded as part of a plan to build the training centre at the base.

Briggs and Forrester Engineering Services Ltd was handed the contract to provide mechanical, electrical and public health systems on the project. It will work with Kier Construction on a mixture of refurbishment and new buildings.

The development will include a training school and a refurbishment of hangars.

It will also be home to cutting-edge new flight simulators. It came after a £1.1 billion contract was awarded in May last year to supply rotary wing training – effectively helicopter training – to the Armed Forces until the early 2030s.

Warrant Officer Nick Williams, spokesman for RAF Shawbury, said: "The contractor is currently building the new training facility at RAF Shawbury to allow them to operate their contract with a start date of April 2018."

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