Designed to rationalise the Defence estate in London, Project MoDEL has invested over £180 million in RAF Northolt over the last five years.
The new Dog Section provides an upgrade to the previous facility, and will support the RAF Police’s ability to conduct dog patrols and secure the airfield and aircraft assets.
The facility is a bespoke design featuring 22 kennels and incorporating a number of sustainability innovations, including rain water harvesting and solar panels providing the power for the heating. The new section also includes a separate quarantine block which will help reduce the risk of cross contamination between the dogs kennelled onsite.
DIO integrated project team leader for project MoDEL, David Salmond said:
The delivery of the Dog Section has marked the end of over five years of construction works at RAF Northolt and the realisation of the vision to deliver a fit for purpose anchor site for Defence. Its success is a credit to the collaborative work of those involved”.
The redevelopment works at RAF Northolt have delivered over 600 Single Living Accommodation rooms, as well as a refurbished listed Officers Mess, a new Junior Ranks Mess, and Recreational and Technical facilities.
Along with the ongoing maintenance of the new facilities at RAF Northolt, Project MoDEL will continue to deliver at other locations throughout 2012. This includes the construction of a new Welfare Centre at Woolwich Station, and the re-development of RAF Uxbridge in west London.