£6.6m Dunfermline project on track

February 7, 2024
Works at Dunfermline Army Reserve Centre.

The £6.6 million project to replace the Army Reserve Centre (ARC) at Dunfermline is on track to meet a major deadline.

Following setbacks caused by the discovery of hazardous materials during initial groundworks, additional works had to be undertaken to ensure there was nothing else of a historical nature buried on the site. This meant scanning the ground, then removing and replacing all of the potentially contaminated soil.

Despite all of the extra work to excavate down to fresh soil, the 15 February date to drive 300 piles into the ground remains. 

Works at Dunfermline Army Reserve Centre.
An elevated view of the excavated site.

The Bothwell House project had originally been due to get under way in March 2020. However COVID-19 hit and the national lockdown that followed halted all projects that weren’t already in progress.

In 2022 Henry Brothers won the contract to design and build the new ARC and demolish the original Bruce House. Mott MacDonald is acting as the technical service provider, supporting the Highland RFCA Estates team with project management. The Army-funded project is due to be completed in 2025.  

The Dunfermline ARC serves as the Regimental Headquarters for 154 (Scottish) Regiment Royal Logistics Corps (RLC); and is home to 239 (Fife) Transport Squadron and the Dunfermline Detachment of The Black Watch Battalion Army Cadet Force (ACF).

The new building will provide first-class facilities, allowing all the units housed there a chance to grow, and will impact positively on training, recruitment and retention.

Find out more about 154 (Scottish) Regiment RLC.