Is your military base closing? Read the full list of site closures

The Ministry of Defense (MOD) plans to overhaul its property portfolio and will see a number of military bases closed in the coming years.

As part of the Defense Heritage Optimization (DEO) plan, mobilized in 2016 to launch 25 years of construction, key sites will receive investments while others will be sold to reduce the footprint of the MOD.

A new Red Arrows base, Royal Air Force training facilities, infrastructure for British Army brigades and work to consolidate the Royal Navy and Royal Marines estate will be part of a package of investments to be made. worth billions of pounds.

The DEO will also invest in more than 25,000 new and renovated single-family homes and dwellings, contemporary offices for more than 12,000 people, and 63 specialized military workshops and garages. It is hoped that the construction work will create around 20,000 jobs in the UK.

With many defense assets already closed as part of the DEO, here is a timeline of sites expected to close in the coming years:


British Army

  • Cavalry Barracks (Hounslow)
  • Deverell Barracks (Ripon)
  • Kneller Hall (Twickenham)
  • Defense Support Group (DSG) (Colchester)


  • DIO Headquarters (Sutton Coldfield)
  • Athena House (Swindon)

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