McAndrew Martin on target at Royal Military Academy Sandhurst

McAndrew Martin on target at Royal Military Academy Sandhurst

The Acorn Business Centre company designed the shooting points to help the army better meet the demands of modern warfare with enhanced training for close quarters combat.

McAndrew Martin’s structural engineering, architecture and building services engineering divisions were drafted in for the project at the prestigious officer training school.

The 35-strong firm, which also has an office in London, provided its expertise through infrastructure giant Amey.

Noor Awan, McAndrew Martin head of structural engineering, said: “Our considerable experience in MOD work over many years was a major factor in securing this contract.

“The work included architectural design, structural engineering and building services support for two new firing ranges to allow additional training for close quarters combat.

“As a multi-disciplinary firm, we were able to provide a package of bespoke expertise from three of our six divisions to meet the demands of the project.”

He added: “We have previously worked at MOD properties in London, including Horse Guards Parade, as well as at RAF Northolt and the Headley Court Defence Medical Rehabilitation Centre (DMRC).

“It is always a great pleasure to contribute to worthwhile projects of this kind and we expect to further build on this in the future.”

The two ranges were each 36 metres long and 29 metres wide. The end client was the MOD and the contractor was Concept Building Services (Southern).

McAndrew Martin’s six disciplines are architecture, building surveying, general practice, mechanical and electrical engineering, project management and contract administration, and structural engineering.

Its work has included quadrennial inspections at Buckingham Palace, Windsor Castle and The Tower of London.

Published: 09 November 2018

Article by Neina Sheldon
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