A state-of-the-art police station is under construction in Malton Way, Doncaster.
The new Adwick Police Station is a purpose-built station that will house approximately 70 police officers and staff. The station has been designed by BNP Paribas Real Estate and the construction phase began in December 2011, with Bramall Construction as the main contractor.
Following a review of the existing police stations in the area, it was decided that the dilapidated station at Ardwick should be replaced by a modern and sustainable new police station. The existing building needed extensive repairs and modernisation, which unfortunately was not cost-effective in the long run.
The two-storey police station will comprise approximately 640 square metres of space. Constructed using a steel frame with a masonry exterior, the development will incorporate a fully-operational police station with office accommodation and conference facilities. Additional facilities will include changing facilities, response cycle storage and a passenger lift.
Designed in conjunction with operational police officers to ensure that the building is practical and functional, the station has also incorporated a range of sustainable technologies. The building has been designed as a low energy development and features solar thermal domestic hot water, photovoltaic panels and innovative LED lighting in the office space.
Extensive landscaping has been included as part of the planning conditions stated by the local authority.
Adam Laing, Building Surveyor for South Yorkshire Police, said:
“It has been a very well executed development to date, carried out by a professional local principal contractor. So far we have received positive comments by all parties concerned, and South Yorkshire Police look forward to occupying the space, improving the service and continuing to provide customer satisfaction to the community.”
The new Adwick Police Station is scheduled for completion in June 2012.