We are a major supplier to the MoD for CTM (counter terrorism measures) compliant buildings. Over the last decade, we have provided high quality buildings for use by MoD personnel and their families. Our building systems are adaptable to the diverse and often challenging needs of the MoD. Since 2006, we have successfully delivered well over 2500 bedrooms for military personnel across Salisbury Plain and Aldershot. Using strong steel-framed modular materials, our buildings are robust and fit for purpose.


With an emphasis on quality, Rollalong buildings are manufactured to exacting standards to provide high performance modular buildings that satisfy the MoD’s accommodation requirements. The MoD benefit from minimal disruption and our buildings are delivered faster than traditional methods for single living accommodation.


As well as accommodation for MoD personnel we have also completed specialist projects for offices, medical centres, crèche and sports’ facilities and ward accommodation.

“On those projects where Rollalong has been engaged through our RPC (regional prime contract) they have always demonstrated a professional approach, delivering within budget and programme, combined with the quality that is expected from a Rollalong building. MoD is a challenging client and Rollalong has always been up to the challenge in meeting our demands”.
Senior Project Manager, DIO


Case studies

Single Living Accommodation – Aspire Defence Capital Works

In 2006 Rollalong was awarded a £60million, 7 year contract by Aspire Defence to design, manufacture and install accommodation for Junior Ranks and Officers in Aldershot and Salisbury Plain. This forms part of Project Allenby/Connaught which is the MoD’s PFI programme to upgrade British Army accommodation.

Aspire Defence chose modular construction due to the fast speed of delivery which ensures minimal inconvenience to any garrison, in line with the MoD’s requirements. The modules are manufactured in the factory whilst site preparation and groundworks take place. This reduces construction time by up to 30% when compared to traditional builds. Rollalong’s building system produces CTM compliant accommodation. The accommodation buildings, with a maximum of 3-storeys, have an approved foundation interface to resist uplift and the ability to absorb blast energy by deformation without collapse.

At the end of the contract Rollalong had provided Aspire Defence with over 65 buildings with a contract value of £86million.

Aspire Defence – GH0600, who said modular couldn’t be attractive?

Sitting alongside the imposing Government House Officers’ Mess building in Aldershot, is the latest building from Rollalong for Aspire’s Project Allenby/Connaught. Asset GH0600 has been sympathetically designed to compliment Government House itself, using design elements from the Arts and Crafts movement of the early 20th Century.

The new building is home to Senior and Junior officers in ensuites single living accommodation. As with all of our military buildings it includes the normal bomb blast protection inherent within our design.

Using a modular solution wasn’t the obvious choice for GH0600 due to the need to match the existing mess building. However, Aspire having now benefitted from a 5 year relationship with Rollalong recognised that in this restricted site and offsite solution would deliver significant programme and cost benefits.

The unique architecture presented a challenge to the Rollalong design team as the rooms were fitted with sloping ceilings/walls and dormers in our factory ready to received aesthetic cladding on site.

DMRC Headley Court – Jubilee Rehabilitation Complex

The Jubilee Rehabilitation Centre at DMRC Headley Court opened to high acclaim in the summer of 2012 after a fast track build programme of just 9 months.

The Jubilee Rehabilitation Complex provides clinical and rehabilitation facilities for amputees, mostly from Military casualties with single, double or triple prosthetics.

Comprising of 2 buildings of 2750m² the complex includes; ward rooms for 48 patients in various combinations; consultation rooms; a 200m² gym and a prosthetics workshop. X-ray, bone density scanners and other specialist equipment provide first class support for the patients.

Despite the challenges and exacting timeframe, Rollalong were able to meet the demands placed upon them thanks to their quality driven approach alongside their ever strengthening relationship with the MoD.

Delancey Building for DIO - 44 modules in just 12 weeks

The R Defence team from the Rollalong Group are immensely proud of their work with PriDE, The Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) and the MoD. They have delivered numerous building projects throughout a successful collaborative working relationship with them over the past decade.

The Dorset based offsite construction specialists have provided PriDE and DIO with a number of quality buildings; including the highly acclaimed Jubilee Rehabilitation Centre at DMRC Headley Court, and the new Andover Hub for DIO is no exception.

Rollalong’s dedicated team installed and completed the building in just 12 weeks from breaking the ground. The programme was very tight due to a number of DIO offices being consolidated and the workspace required quickly.

The new building is made up of 44 modules over two storeys to form the open plan office accommodation, providing desk space for 200 DIO personnel along with meeting rooms and other breakout areas.

The MoD regularly chooses Rollalong for their new buildings as they are constructed to exacting standards that satisfy the MoD’s requirements. They also appreciate the minimal disruption and speed of construction that an offsite solution brings.

Their association with the MoD continues as work is progressing on buildings at various sites across the country including the new office and store building for the Army Training Unit at Pirbright for PriDE, which is on programme to be handed over this summer.

Rollalong have designed and successfully delivered a new defence infrastructure organisation office building to a high level of specification and quality. I am delighted to have been part of this project and wish to thank all for the team effort involved on what was a very fast construction programme,” Laurie Garside, Rollalong Project Manager.

New Junior Officers SLA at RAF Cosford

Rollalong Ltd has been providing quality accommodation to the Ministry of Defence (MoD) for over 20 years, from single living accommodation across Salisbury Plain and Aldershot to a recently completed 5500m² Clinical facility at DMRC Headley Court, and is continuing to do so. RAF Cosford is the latest to benefit from Rollalong’s vast experience by replacing existing accommodation with a new purpose built link to the existing Combined Senior & Junior block.

The new 31 bed block is a Life Cycle Replacement project as the existing single storey timber structures had reached the end of their serviceable life, and new accommodation, linked to the current combined accommodation block, was considered the most preferable solution.

The building comprises:-

  • 29 single ensuite bedrooms
  • 2 disabled ensuite bedrooms
  • Utility rooms
  • Drying rooms
  • Bathrooms
  • Cleaner’s room
  • Laundry room
  • Entrance hall/stair lobby

In order to ensure accommodation capacity was maintained during the demolition of the existing accommodation. CarillionAmey (Central RPC), working on behalf of the Defence Infrastructure (DIO), the MoD’s property and services provider, sought a turnkey solution. Which included the initial concept planning, detailed design, planning process and project delivery could be achieved as quickly as possible and chose Rollalong Ltd, with whom they had worked successfully on previous projects.

The design process considered the following points:

  • Maintain full operational capacity during the proposed development
  • Minimise impact on the operations at the facility
  • Minimise the footprint of the building
  • Match the external appearance of the adjoining structures
  • Minimise disruption to the existing facilities and infrastructure
  • Minimise the impact on the ecology of the site
  • Provide level access to other areas as much as practically possible
  • Minimise the amount of additional infrastructure required to support the facility – access roads, pavements, external lighting and utilities.
  • Ensure new facility met JSP compliance.

The Rollalong design process has speed of design/construction at its core, utilising existing modular designs where possible to expedite a rapid design freeze and enable an operational facility to be handed over in the quickest possible time. The chosen design solution utlises off-site manufacture which reduces construction traffic to and from the site and minimises site construction waste.

The new accommodation block has been designed to match the existing building using a similar pallet of materials, colours and finishes. The external cladding is a brick clad with double glazed aluminium windows and duo pitched tiled roof. Spiral staircases will be provided at each end of the building to provide an emergency escape route from the 1st floor.

Form Stability

As with any structural system the stability of the overall building is of paramount importance. In a modular construction, Stability is generated by the sum of all the components acting in unison. Therefore the extent of an economical modification will be determined by the size, shape, height, exposure and external loading of the building. This needs to be assessed on a building specific basis.

The project completed in early June.