Land Securities Trillium and QinetiQ, an international defence and security technology company, have won the coveted role of implementing the Government’s Defence Training Rationalisation (DTR) programme.

Their Metrix consortium was today appointed preferred bidder on Package One and provisional preferred bidder on Package Two of the £14bn scheme.

The training facility will be built at St Athan in South Wales.

Metrix will now work with the Ministry of Defence over the next 12-18 months to finalise the details of the contracts.

The DTR comprises two packages. Package One primarily involves technical training, including aeronautical engineering and communications and information systems.

Package Two incorporates logistics, joint personnel administration, security, languages, intelligence and photography as well as supply training.

Ian Ellis, Chief Executive of Land Securities Trillium said: ‘This appointment offers the Metrix consortium a tremendous opportunity to work with the MoD to provide a world class modern training facility at St Athan for the UK’s armed forces and also to transform the way in which training is delivered.’