Defence & Emergency Services

Our experienced teams work in high security environments where quality and confidentiality is underpinned through sensitivity and the extremely specific requirements of our Clients.

Police & Custodial
All forces are tasked with finding significant gains in efficiency and productivity and our informed design of facilities such as custody suites, can increase efficiency of services, whilst significantly reducing manpower and energy costs.

Blue Light
As a business, we have prided ourselves on our ability to be able to fully integrate with Blue-Light Teams in order to ensure that projects are designed to incorporate all desired expectations and aspirations, as well as ensuring the inclusion of external stakeholders who rely upon their services.

Defence 
Our track record in this sector comes from providing construction services for the Ministry of Defence, Defence Estates and their suppliers across the UK. We have successfully completed projects on military sites, ranging from Weapons Facilities, Transport Workshops, Training and Medical Centres.

Staffordshire Fire & Rescue PFI

Contract Value: £46million

Fire Support is a consortium led by Bilfinger Berger Project Investments, consisting of Nord LB and building contractors Thomas Vale and Stepnell. Cofathec will provide facilities management services and 3DReid, dac and Walker Simpson make up the architects. In May 2008 Fire Support and Kajima were issued the invitation to submit final tenders and following a thorough evaluation process Fire Support have been chosen as the preferred bidder. The £46 million project will involve the building of ten brand new community fire stations in the County.

Hanley Community Fire Station

Contract Value: £4.5 million

The state of the art station comes complete with community facilities, a partnership area, a gym and a training building. Firefighters have been working from a temporary fire station, located on the site, since construction started in March 2010. As well as the firefighters, the risk reduction and fire safety team for the North Staffordshire area will move into the station. Hanley is the sixth in a line of ten new community fire stations being built under a private finance initiative (PFI) project. The consortium delivering the project is called Fire Support (see notes to editor). Construction company Thomas Vale have constructed the building and COFELY Ltd will provide the ongoing facilities management.

Sandyford Community Fire Station

Contract Value: £4.5million

The station is one of ten new community fire stations being built under a private finance initiative (PFI) project. The consortium delivering the project is called Fire Support (see Notes to Editor). Construction company Thomas Vale have constructed the new building and COFELY Ltd will provide the ongoing facilities management. The new state of the art station, located on Reginald Mitchell Way, will be crewed 24/7 by 28 firefighters working over four shifts. There will be one fire engine and two specialist appliances. The two storey building includes a partner room and a community room, outside there is drill yard and a training building and tower.

North Site Development MOD - Andover

Contract Value: £41million (in partnership with RLB)

A £41 million capital works contract, the project also includes a seven year compliance (maintenance and operation) period, which is linked to a range of performance and service quality key performance indicators. As prime contractor, RLB assembled and managed a ‘virtual organisation’ known as Prime Solutions, to work collaboratively with the client team to deliver the works by offering a complete design and build operation and on-going maintenance service.

West Midlands Police Headquarters

Contract Value: £1.3million

A large scale refurbishment of the first floor and main reception area, the £1.3M Lloyd House project was executed on an occupied site over a 30 week programme period. The scheme has incorporated extensive refurbishment to the first floor office area, in addition to the upgrade of the ground floor reception, waiting area and press room. A new external glazed canopy and frontage have been applied to the reception area. Noise was kept to a minimum and care taken to meet the inherent restrictions of operating in an occupied office area.