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RNAS Yeovilton


Ministry of Defence



Construction Cost:


Project Details:

Royal Navy's survival training centre simulates a helicopter incident or accident over water.

Our Role:

Design and specification of the pool water treatment systems and water features; site monitoring of installation and commissioning works.

Design Team


Scott Brownrigg

Main Contractor:

Galliford Try

Structural Engineer:

Mott MacDonald

Aquatic Consultants:

Devin Consulting

M & E Engineers:

Mott MacDonald

this is not your average pool project...

At Royal Naval Air Station Yeovilton (RNAS Yeovilton), Devin designed and specified pool water treatments systems for 3 pools, pool tanks, and all of the features to simulate the potential conditions of an emergency landing in the sea.  Devin's brief was to make this as realistic as possible and design a facility capable of simulating full climatic conditions with waves, counter current, rain, wind and spray - this pool can have a two metre swell!  The images do not do it justice, take a look at this video which demonstrates the third stage of the training, rescue by air, where personnel are winched from their life rafts and recovered to safety.