Sector: Public & Community

Weston Gateway Police Response Centre

Project Description

A new 2 floor, £2.5m headquarters response centre, for Avon and Somerset Constabulary and the Ambulance Services, at Weston Gateway Business Park in Weston-super-Mare

The building on a greenfield site incorporates open plan office, meeting and interview rooms and specialized wash-down rooms

The new HQ has been built to improve and modernise police operations in the area

A new police response centre providing modern, fit for purpose and policing for Weston-Super-Mare and the surrounding area

Project Involvement

SDS commissioned to provide detailed mechanical and electrical design from project conception through to practical completion

Attended stakeholder and end user meetings to establish room by room requirements

Prepared energy strategies to minimise carbon usage during construction and in-use to satisfy planning & building regulations

Worked closely with the Constabulary’s Specialist Security and IT (Comms) teams, and with the project quantity surveyor to ensure the building came within budget

Project Benefits

High performing and serviceable, low energy, functional building designed and built within budget not only to meet the client’s immediate needs but with added flexibility for future change

Provided all energy, comfort calculations and modelling to allow the client team, building control and planners to understand the proposed building performance at an early design stage

Roof mounted solar photovoltaic installation in accordance with the Microgeneration Certification Scheme developed to provide a 10% reduction in carbon. The required electricity capacity was determined by our Part L SBEM calculation and model