Gwent Police Headquarters

Brief overview of the Project

The new Gwent Police headquarters facility can house up to 480 officers and staff, and will be home to the control room – the first point of contact for 999 and 101 calls – alongside major crime teams, training functions, support services, and senior management.

The building is a new construction with three levels and a gross internal floor area (GIFA) of circa 5,100m2. The development also includes a multi-storey carpark and is provided with mechanical, electrical, and public health (MEP) engineering systems.

The proposed new headquarters shall accommodate the staff currently based at the existing facility, Vantage Point.

The building hits several key design objectives:

  • Present an open, positive and welcoming image of Gwent Police for visitors and users;
  • A building to reflect the values of Gwent Police ‘To Protect and reassure the People’;
  • A building that provides a light, bright and modern working environment;
  • Flexible, open plan accommodation which supports an agile working approach;
  • Aspiration that all departments embrace agile working;
  • Quiet zones for people;
  • Environmentally controlled Force Control Room;
  • Support initiatives to enhance user’s wellbeing;
  • An energy efficient building to achieve BREEAM ‘Excellent’;
  • Achieve an Energy Performance Criteria (EPC) rating of A
  • Economical but stylish; and
  • Sustainable via BREEAM and well-being of future generations.

The Scope of Works included:

  • Fire protection systems
  • Underfloor heating and cooling systems
  • Variable refrigerant flow systems
  • Smoke and heat control systems
  • Air Conditioning systems
  • Photovoltaic systems
  • Earthing and bonding systems
  • Induction loop listening
  • Public address
  • Access control
  • Closed circuit television
  • Intruder detection and alarm
  • Fire detection and alarm
  • Gas detection and alarm
  • Water leak detection and alarm
  • Assistance call
  • Voice alarm
  • Building management systems (BMS)
  • Lightning protection
  • Passenger and goods lift systems
Project Specifications
Project Name: Gwent Police HeadquartersLocation: CwmbranValue: £32 millionClient: BAM ConstructionCommencement: November 2020Completion: November 2021