Skanska adopts Asite to manage data on British Army contract

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Skanska has chosen Asite as its data management platform for the £259m British Army Vehicle Storage Support Programme (VSSP) facility in Ashchurch, Gloucestershire.

Under the VSSP, Skanska and Mace will provide modern, sustainable and effective storage and maintenance solutions for the 4,100 vehicles in the British Army’s land equipment fleet.

The VSSP contract will involve a complex programme, including the demolition of 58 buildings, construction of 12 new buildings, refurbishment of one existing facility, and renewing site-wide infrastructure.

Skanska also plans to use modern methods of construction to reduce carbon emissions on the project through the offsite manufacturing of key components that will be installed onsite.

Common data environment

Under a five-year contract, Skanska will use the Asite common data environment (CDE), field management, and tender management solutions on the project. 

Following Asite’s recent security accreditation from the Cyber Defence and Risk Team, Ministry of Defence information can be stored and processed through Asite’s cloud platform.

Pietro Leo, Asite vice-president of operations, UK & Europe, said: “Asite is incredibly excited to strengthen our partnership with Skanska by supporting this landmark project. With its advanced document management solution and ability to support projects across their lifecycle, the Asite Platform is a perfect fit for this large-scale, complex project.”

Work is due to begin on site in the autumn, with demolition starting in September to enable the site’s regeneration. All construction activity is expected to complete by 2027.

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