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bat and bird boxes installed


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Abergavenny Police Station

Supporting community policing in Abergavenny

Abergavenny Police Station is one the greenest buildings within Gwent Police’s estate and is a new base for neighbourhood policing and response teams serving the local area.

This area of Llanfoist has seen a lot of development in recent years, and the police station gives Gwent Police a renewed presence in the area following the closure of its previous station in 2019.

A modern workplace for our ‘blue-light’ team

The station provides excellent new facilities for those whose role is to protect and keep our community safe. It includes changing facilities for officers (locker rooms, showers and changing rooms), a gym, store rooms, an interview room, office and meeting spaces along with ancillary rooms for first aid and contemplation needs.

Along with that is secure vehicle parking area for police vehicles, visitor parking and additional space for larger police fleet vehicles.

Green credentials

The scheme includes a number of biodiversity enhancements such as bird and bat boxes, bug hotels and newt crossings. It is BREEAM Excellent, with a roof full of PVs (Photo-Voltaic panels) which include battery storage to maximise the solar energy produced. It will result in the building providing 41.6% of self-sufficient energy, avoiding 8747kg of CO2 emissions.

“There have been tremendous efforts by the collective project team to provide a building that will be one of the greenest within Gwent Police’s estate. It uses zero gas and is fully powered by electricity which is further supported by a roof covered with Photo-voltaic (PV) panels. This allows the building to be run from the solar energy that is created first before drawing off power from the grid. The solar gain is also stored within four batteries that hold the solar energy ready for when it is needed. Any additional energy that has not been used can be exported to the grid. The energy use of the building is also kept to a minimum with the use of LED lighting throughout and incredible thermal and air-tightness credentials to avoid thermal loss through the building fabric, meaning efficient use of the mechanical heating and cooling.
As well as providing a sustainable building, biodiversity enhancements were incorporated in the design. That included two bat boxes in the south-west of the site and two bird boxes to the south-eastern side, while a number of native hedgerows have been planted along with a Bug Hotel that will create an ideal environment for shelter.”

Chris Lloyd Evans, Senior Building Manager

What people are saying:

Pam Kelly, Chief Constable for Gwent Police:

“It’s a great facility for our communities, and of course, in order for us to respond to those emergencies across this area of the county. I’m really looking forward to seeing the sustainability agenda really be brought to live here in our police estate.”

Chris Lloyd-Evans, Senior Build Manager at Willmott Dixon:

“It has been a pleasure working with Gwent Police to provide them with a new station to serve Abergavenny and the wider area. The building provides the force with a balance of conventional operation space along with modern office facilities to allow them to comfortably perform their duties. We are proud to be part of Gwent Police returning to the area, providing them with high quality and sustainable space.”

This is our second project working with Gwent Police following the recent completion of Fleet Services in Cwmbran.

Giving back to society

Abergavenny Police Station has offered us a fantastic opportunity to collaborate with our customers and partners in our Social Value delivery.

The majority of our pupil interactions through STEM workshops and careers events have been attended with Gwent Police promoting careers and skills in both sectors. This includes at Llanfoist School, which we built!

Litter picking events were coordinated with Pick Everard, as well as Jobs fairs with Gwent Police and ITS Recruitment created jobs for local people who were previously unemployed.


New Police facility for the neighbourhood & response team serving Abergavenny




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