Reserve Centre frame completed

July 8, 2024
Upper floor at new Dunfermline Army Reserve Centre building.

Work on the £6.6 million project to replace the Army Reserve Centre (ARC) at Dunfermline continues apace.

The steel frame for the new building was delivered on 7 May with installation work starting soon after. The frame is now fully in place with a new floor installed on the upper level and work to level and prepare the floor on the ground level at an advanced stage.

The latest phase of the project follows extensive foundation works that were completed in the spring, including work to drive 350 piles into the foundations.

Contractors at the new Dunfermline Army Reserve Centre.

Contractors and visitors on the new upper floor prior to the sub-floor (below) being poured and levelled.

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.

A digger on the ground floor at the Dunfermline site.

Work (above and below) to level the floor at ground level.

The Dunfermline ARC serves as the Regimental Headquarters for 154 (Scottish) Regiment Royal Logistic 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.