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The runways at RAF Lossiemouth will be resurfaced following the award of a £75 million contract to VolkerFitzpatrick by the Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO).

This work will prepare the Moray base for the arrival of nine P-8A Poseidon Maritime Patrol Aircraft, the first of which is expected to arrive in the UK in 2020.

Home to four fast-jet squadrons flying the Typhoon, it has been some time since RAF Lossiemouth has regularly operated a larger aircraft such as the P-8A Poseidon.

Resurfacing works are one of many improvements being made, future-proofing the Moray base for years to come.

Other improvements include accommodation for personnel, a new Air Traffic Control Tower, upgrades to drainage and electrical supplies, and upgraded facilities for IX (Bomber) Squadron which moved to RAF Lossiemouth this year.

It is anticipated that the resurfacing work will be completed by Spring 2021. While these improvements are underway, aircraft and crews will continue to operate from RAF Lossiemouth. There will be a short period of relocation while the runway intersection is completed.


Image credit - Crown Copyright / MOD 2020

"Resurfacing our airfield operating surfaces represents the next stage towards operating the fleet of P-8A Poseidon from RAF Lossiemouth, and I am glad to welcome VolkerFitzpatrick onto the team which will help to deliver it. The Lossiemouth Development Programme is a complex series of projects which is set to transform RAF Lossiemouth into a modern, high-tech Station, equipped to face a range of evolving challenges. It represents an infrastructure investment of over £400 million in Moray, the creation of around 550 additional military posts, and employment opportunities for many local contractors."

Group Captain Simon Strasdin, director of the Lossiemouth Development Programme

Facts and figures

  • Client
    Defence Infrastructure Organisation
  • Value
  • Duration
    Two years
  • Project categories
    Civil Engineering

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