November 2017

Start Date

October 2018

Completion Date

NEC3 Option A

Contract type

Key project facts

  • A 36 cell suite with resin flooring, anti-tamper metal ceiling grids and exercise yards, delivered on the site of the former Bass brewery
  • Handed over defect-free and a month early, enabling officers to continue policing from the new facility as soon as possible
  • Includes state of the art equipment such as TreadFinder technology, video links and biometric recording, enabling officers to be more efficient in processing detainees, and get back out policing the streets
  • Capacity for 170 officers to be based from the suite, in the heart of their local region


Waste diverted from landfill


CCS Score


defect handover

The suite is specially designed to be more accessible for detainees, many of which are vulnerable, with modern cell accommodation and on-site medical facilities. The corridors are wider and the cells are larger with high ceilings and natural light coming in, making sure that we can accommodate all needs.

The facility is also safer and better for our staff and officers, with CCTV throughout and special technology enabling them to contact colleagues quickly should they need assistance.

Superintendent, Jo Roe