Demolition of existing industrial units followed by the construction of a new 42 cell custody suite which has been designed and built with the associated rooms and adjoining office accommodation suitable for 70 staff. External works include car parking, fencing and infrastructure works.
Key Objectives / Challenges:
• Compliance with key Home Office Guidelines. The detention of suspects must ensure that evidence they provide is not affected by the conditions in which they are kept. Such Guidelines must be closely followed through the design and build and siged off on completion.
• The cells must not offer ligature points where a detainee may self-harm. Again the design and build must strictly address these issues.
• The fire and smoke control in a high security area where detainees will not be free to escape is a particular concern. The strategy and procedure to control and manage fire must again be signed off by the Home Office.
• Once completed and commissioned, the alarm, security and CCTV systems, record taking and storage, etc., are to be implemented by South Wales Police, aided and assisted by Willmott Dixon
The new facility brings efficiencies to the operation of custody facilities and support services. It also improves working conditions by providing well laid out, safe, well lit, acoustically controlled charge desk, interview suites and office areas.
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