Catterick Garrison housing

Military Housing: Tech Consultancy Firm To Continue Management System Role

The contract extension means Sopra Steria will continue to work on a management information system for single living military accommodation.

Catterick Garrison housing

Technology consultancy firm Sopra Steria is to continue work on a new management system for single living military accommodation.

The company was granted the contract extension with the Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) after a 15-year stint managing a previous housing system.

The DIO heads up the defence estate, and oversees planning, construction and maintenance of sites used by the Ministry of Defence (MOD) and its employees.

Sopra Steria will now continue to deliver the new Single Living Accommodation Management Information System (SLAMIS), responsible for more than 130,000 single living accommodation bed spaces.

Sue-Ellen Wright, managing director of Sopra Steria’s Aerospace, Defence and Security sector, said the work will make a "material difference" to personnel.

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More than 130,00 single accommodation spaces will be managed by the new system, delivered by Sopra Steria (Picture: PA).

"Our business process and technology credentials make for a winning combination that delivers tangible operational improvements for our customers and the network of people they support," she said.

"We are committed to championing the defence community, and have recently been awarded Silver Defence Employer Recognition scheme status in acknowledgement of our Armed Forces engagement efforts."

The MOD said the deal will guarantee “efficient and effective” implementation of SLAMIS, which also aims to generate information supporting housing project investments on behalf of the MOD.

Single living accommodation is part of the Future Accommodation Model (FAM) currently undergoing a tri-service pilot at HMNB Clyde, Aldershot Garrison and RAF Wittering.

The scheme represents efforts to level out the cost of living for single personnel and military families, including through subsidised renting in the private market and support for those looking to buy.

Cover image: Forces housing in Catterick Garrison (Picture: Crown Copyright).