The contract for the work at MOD Hebrides West Camp has been formally awarded to MacAulay Askernish Limited. It is envisaged that demolition works will commence in November 2023 and will take approximately a year to complete.
The MOD and QinetiQ appreciate that these works will be of public interest and have submitted an environmental impact assessment screening application to the local authority who have confirmed that the works are considered to be permitted development. This application is in the public domain and includes details of the proposed scheme and plans should it be of interest.
|Why does the demolition of West Camp need to take place?
|The West Camp site has been unoccupied for some time and its deterioration now presents a potential hazard to the airport and local dwellings, therefore to ensure safety the buildings need to be removed.
|When is it due to start?
|How long is it going to take?
|It will take approximately one year to complete.
|Who is doing it?
|The contract for the work at MOD Hebrides West Camp has now been formally awarded and we can announce that the chosen Contractor is MacAulay Askernish Limited.
|Are all of the buildings being demolished?
|No. Not all the buildings, roads, etc. on the West Camp footprint will be included within the scope of the demolition.
|Where can I see what is being demolished and what is being left?
|Please see plans Fig 1. and Fig 2.
|What will happen to all the waste arising from the demolition?
|We will be recycling and re-using as much of the demolition materials as reasonably practicable and the work will comply with required environmental waste management procedures. On-island re-using and recycling will be prioritised.
|What will it look like after the buildings have been removed?
|The current plan is to demolish all buildings, removing the foundations, roads hardstanding, and the services which reach these buildings. The area will then be reinstated with soil, however the MOD retains the option to amend the scope of the land remediation if this supports future use or disposal.
|Where can I find out more?
|The MOD and QinetiQ appreciate that these works will be of public interest and have submitted an environmental impact assessment screening application to the local authority who have confirmed that the works are considered to be permitted development.