Enhancing policing across the region
Avon and Somerset Constabulary wanted to create strategic hubs that would enhance policing across the region. The scheme was designed to deliver a reduction in the authority’s estate and operating cost by developing new, specialist policing facilities that were strategically located. Gleeds provided full technical and procurement advisory services in support of the clients PFI project.
Improving solutions within a highly secure environment
The project proposal process was challenging due to the range of specialist emergency service functions involved. However, our ability to embrace the strategic requirements and turn them into practical, deliverable solutions resulted in secured planning consent on 4 new development sites.
Our clear understanding of public sector procurement principles and our ability to programme and control efficient procurement under these arrangements helped the project become a huge success. To date, the PFI site has won 3 awards, including the RICS - Design through Innovation Award and the Project of the Year Award for RIBA South West Region.