Willmott Dixon wins £12.8m contract to build new police hub in UK

WCN Editorial Team 23 Mar 2021 EUROPE BUILDINGS

UK-based construction services provider Willmott Dixon has secured a contract worth £12.8m to construct an operational hub for the Gloucestershire Constabulary.

This is the company’s second project in a year for the Gloucestershire Constabulary after the refurbishment of its Sabrina Centre last year.

Under the contract, which was procured using the Procurement Hub framework, Willmott Dixon will redevelop the existing operations base at Bamfurlong, between Gloucester and Cheltenham.

It also includes construction of a new operational hub building, kennels, stable, and equine block.

Previously, the company has worked with the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner to develop the site and has identified more than £10m worth of savings along with over £6m through the refurbishment of a vehicle workshop.

Gloucestershire Police and Crime commissioner Martin Surl said: “This redevelopment will not only improve the service the Constabulary is able to provide to the public and enhance the wellbeing of officers and staff, but will also meet our commitment to ‘a green and pleasant county’ by using a brownfield site and reducing environmental impact.

“In short, Bamfurlong will be an enhanced asset for the Constabulary and OPCC for generations to come and we are delighted the work can now begin.”

Recently, Willmott Dixon was appointed to construct a £120m retirement village, named Millfield Green, in partnership with Inspired Villages and Legal & General Capital.

The project will involve construction of 200 apartments to help tackle the need for 9,050 new dwellings for people above 55 years, an issue that was identified in the South Bedfordshire Local Plan.

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Rendering of the new Operational Hub for Gloucestershire Constabulary. Credit: Willmott Dixon.

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