Officers’ Mess, St George’s Barracks, Edith Weston

Aerial view of the Officers’ Mess at St. George’s Barracks


St George’s Barracks Officers’ Mess has been identified as surplus to Defence requirements when the current users move to new Defence facilities, as part of a wider £5.1Bn investment in a more modern and sustainable estate. When the Army vacates St George’s Barracks in 2026, the intention is for the site to be sold for redevelopment.

The Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) is committed to working with the local community to release the site for meaningful future use and make the area an integral and accessible part of the village

We have worked alongside the Prince’s Foundation and have held widespread consultation and a series of design workshops, where we worked with local stakeholders to discuss the type, form and nature of potential development to create a vision for the site.

These conversations with the local community have helped to shape the masterplan for the site that has been submitted to Rutland County Council.

An plan showing the opportunities and constraints for redeveloping the site

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Consultation on St George’s Barracks

The redevelopment of the barracks is expected to be a long-term project with phased development.

This work is still at an early stage. We will consult on these plans as they mature and seek an allocation in the Local Plan.

Who is the DIO?

The Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) is the estate expert for defence, supporting the armed forces to enable military capability by planning, building, maintaining, and servicing infrastructure.

DIO is part of the Ministry of Defence.

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