The Navy has awarded more than $90 million in contracts to three construction companies, marking the commencement of the Naval Base Coronado Coastal Campus projects at the Silver Strand Training Complex - South.
The first project will begin October 2015 with the demolition of the World War II Coastal Battery Bunker.
The following projects were awarded:
* A $1.7 million contract to True Champions Inc. for the bunker demolition and construction of temporary structures.
* A $53.3 million contract for single- and two-story administrative, training and warehouse facilities to RQ-DPR JV Construction. Construction is expected to begin in summer 2016 and end in spring 2018.
* A $26.6 million contract for single and two-story operational and logistics facilities and a $9.3 million contract for a single story communication facility to Soltek Pacific Construction Co. Construction is expected to begin in summer 2016 and end in spring 2018.
These new facilities will enable operators to train in close proximity to their current duty station, resulting in reduced training costs as well as improving quality of life for NSW personnel and their families.