£86-million storage facility the size of 12 football pitches, or 75,000-metre-squared, is being built in Longtown, Cumbria.

The £86m contract with Glasgow-based construction and civil engineering company McLaughlin & Harvey will strengthen industrial activity across the UK, supporting approximately 150 high-quality, skilled jobs in Scotland and a further 300 in the North of England, growing the economy across both sides of the border, say the Ministry of Defence.

“Due to complete in early October 2024, the new facility will be a key asset in supporting the armed forces on operations. The facility will provide safe and secure storage for equipment used by all three services such as engines and other large spare parts in the defence inventory.

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