Hampshire Cultural Trust

St Omer Barracks

Date of construction 1971
Date of demolition 2007

St Omer Barracks were named after the town of St Omer in France where General Headquarters of the British Expeditionary Force was located during the First World War.

St Omer Barracks was the last barracks of the new 1960s military town to be officially opened. Designed for the Army Catering Corps, St Omer Barracks typify the philosophy of the new military town which aimed to separate the social and working life of the soldier whilst retaining an overall sense of the military unit's identity.

Under the Allenby/Connaught Project St Omer will be demolished to be redeveloped to create modern and flexible living and working environments for soldiers; including delivery of a wide range of support services - from catering and cleaning, to transport, utilities and stores management.

It is key to the delivery of the Strategic Defence Review (SDR) and has a particular focus on Single Living Accommodation (SLA) delivering “Z” standard (single en suite) bedrooms.

Photo: St Omer Barracks.

St Omer Barracks