Morgan Sindall, the construction, infrastructure and design business of the Morgan Sindall Group, has been awarded a £16 million contract from Defence Estates to relocate one of the Army’s most prestigious equestrian units from St John’s Wood to Woolwich.
Working with architectural practice Scott Brownrigg, Buro Happold, RPS Group (Landscape) and Reitanlagen-Stiller equine consultants, Morgan Sindall will create an eco-friendly home for the King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery at Napier Lines in Woolwich – the historic home of the Royal Artillery.
The development will provide stabling and full supporting facilities for 170 horses, as well as the troop's historic gun carriages. The new facility will run on fuel pellets created from horse manure and bedding which will produce bio-fuel to supply the needs of the development.
The project incorporates extensive equine training facilities. These include an indoor training school and viewing gallery, regimental offices, museum, gun park, forge, a manége and canter track and a forming-up area for the mounted troop and gun carriages. The adjacent Woolwich Common will also be regenerated to be used for training on an all-weather surfaced area.
Work begins in September and will complete in November 2011.
Image: An artist’s impression of the new home of the King’s Troop in Woolwich.