Interserve Press Office | Nov 11, 2014
Interserve, the international support services and construction group, has completed building work on the last of three major developments for West Yorkshire Police to provide a modern working environment for over 1,000 police officers and civilian staff.
The projects include a new district headquarters for the Wakefield Division in Normanton, a specialist training facility in Wakefield and a new divisional headquarters in south Leeds. All have been delivered to a BREEAM ‘excellent’ rating, proving the buildings to be sustainable and energy efficient.
The three facilities, which cost a total of £114 million to develop, were funded through the government’s private finance initiative (PFI) scheme. More than 85 per cent of sub-contracts over the course of the works were awarded to local companies by Interserve.
Building Information Modelling (BIM) technology - the process of designing a building using one system of computer models, rather than separate sets of drawings – was used on the three projects. Categorised as BIM Level 2, an integrated BIM model for each of the three facilities was produced.
This integrated approach was made possible by Interserve’s construction, support services and engineering businesses working closely with Jacobs Engineering Group and the police service’s project team.
Ian Renhard, the Managing Direcor of Interserve Construction said: “This project has delivered world-class facilities for West Yorkshire Police. Our project team has worked in true collaboration with the police and local councils to ensure we delivered facilities that will serve the police and the local communities for years to come.”
Police and Crime Commissioner Mark Burns-Williamson said: “These bespoke, modern and efficient facilities will help to lower our overall costs by replacing out-of-date buildings which were simply no longer fit for purpose.
“The scale, ambition and hard work that has gone into making these developments a reality places West Yorkshire Police in the best possible position to ensure people in West Yorkshire are safer and feel safer.”
“I’m also particularly pleased that, through a commitment we made with Interserve, we have been able to provide a very timely boost to local workers and the local economy.”
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