On 17 January 2007, it was announced that the Metrix consortium had been awarded Preferred Bidder status for Package 1 of the DTR programme, and Provisional Preferred Bidder status for Package 2. Metrix was expected eventually to reduce the current defence training estate from about 30 current sites to about 10 in the future, with a main campus to be located at an MOD site at St Athan in southern Wales.
On 31 January 2008, the Government announced that it had become apparent that the Metrix Consortium is not able to offer an affordable and acceptable Package 2 solution and, as a consequence, alternative approaches were being considered. This did not have any impact on the commitment to the Package 1 Metrix solution, which was still to be vigorously pursued.
The full Metrix consortium is made up of: