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  • Purpose

    built facility

  • £45m

    total project value

  • 3

    individual projects

Delivering a purpose-built facility to house all the teaching requirements within one building on one site



HIGHLIGHTS

  • Providing a permanent base for learning and development services and human resources
  • Delivering a new physical training facility
  • Two large training suites for beep tests; tazer training and self-defence classes
  • Procured via the Scape Major Works Wales framework

South Wales Police has one of the largest estates within the blue light sector across the UK.

Following a strategic review of its whole estate and with an influx of recruits and new officers in mind, South Wales Police have combined their office and training facility to create the Police Learning Centre, replacing existing facilities spread across the force area.

Being delivered by Willmott Dixon, this purpose-built facility is to house all the teaching requirements within one building on one site. The new four storey building will provide a permanent base for learning and development services and human resources. It will also accommodate an office facility for the police and crime commissioner.

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Within the footprint of the building there will be new catering and dining areas, multi-use meeting rooms; a 114 space lecture theatre; an open atrium for flexible learning and relaxation; open plan offices for the police crime commissioner; open plan offices for human resources and development teams; specialist immersive training suites; training break out spaces; 25 classrooms and gender neutral locker, shower rooms, valued at circa £28 million.

Construction consists of concrete deep strip foundations; concrete floor slab; concrete frame; steel frame to lecture area, roof top plant rooms; atrium bridges and atrium roof; curtain walling; Kingspan composite cladding on an SFS frame with a flat Iko hotmelt roof. Alongside this and to service the PLC we have undertaken enabling works for a large 314 space carpark including new access roads; the demolition of existing buildings; service identification/diversions; new retaining walls and section 111 highway works and the refurbishment and construction of a new stores building all valued at circa £10m, which are due for completion Nov 2021.

A new physical training facility is also being constructed which consists of two storey concrete frame structure, housing two large training suites for beep tests; tazer training and self-defence classes, locker and changing rooms and 4 classrooms, with ancillary spaces, valued at circa £7m and to be completed in October 2021.

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