HMS Collingwood reportedly without heating and hot water for more than a week as Royal Navy works to fix 'issues'
The base, in Newgate Lane, is the Royal Navy’s largest training facility.
Anonymous reports have complained that the base has been without heating and hot water for more than a week, as well as claims that some personnel have left the base for their Christmas holidays early due to the faults.
One report has claimed the base has had no heating nor hot water since Wednesday, December 7.
The reports come during a cold snap that has seen temperatures plummet across the area, with temperatures sinking to minus six degrees on Friday night.
Now the Royal Navy has confirmed that contractors are working to fix ‘the issues’ facing the sprawling site.
A Royal Navy representative said: ‘We aware of the current issues being experienced at HMS Collingwood. Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) have confirmed that they are working with contractors to fix the issues as quickly as possible. Personnel across the site are being given regular updates.’
This summer saw HMS Collingwood temporarily close its Vivian wing over safety concerns with its faulty fire alarm system.
The building, which was shut in May, had been home to dozens of sailors on six key promotion courses, which were then postponed.
HMS Collingwood provides training in warfare, weapon engineering, diving, physical training, seamanship and sea survival, and more.