QMP: Wigston Police Station Remodelling

Wigston Police Station Remodelling

Key Facts

Year Completed

2013

Architect

QMP

Value

£1.6m

Client

Leicestershire Constabulary

Build Type

Refurbishment

Breeam Rating

n/a

BWB provided multi-disciplinary consultancy services for the refurbishment of Wigston police station for Leicestershire Police. These works included the demolition of the existing 2 storey tower, full refurbishment, including new windows & doors, installation of new mechanical & electrical services throughout the remaining ground floor areas of the station.

The project involved the substantial remodelling of the existing layout to provide open plan office areas and modernisation to the whole building to provide a more suitable and modern workplace for the police and staff.

All of the works were phased to allow the station to remain fully operational throughout the contract period.

Key Challenges

Wigston Police Station remained in operation throughout the demolition of the existing 2 storey tower, formation of the new entrance and refurbishment of the existing single storey building. Significant time was spent looking at options to partially demolish the structurally compromised tower to either retain part or demolish the whole. Once the extent of the project was fixed the Phasing of the project was planned in consultation with the end users to ensure that all parties understood the scope and impact of the project.

Once on site weekly formal meetings were held to ensure that the works were planned and end users understood what to expect. This was further reinforced by daily meetings with the Contractor. This regular sequence of meetings minimalised any delay as the Police were always informed and could therefore Plan their used of the building day by day reducing disruptive stoppages due to unexpected noise or disruption.

QMP was able to ensure co-ordination with the members of the design team as each team member was employed by QMP. This improved communication through the ability to meet and discuss the project day by day.

BWB Key Contacts

Martin Strong
Martin Strong
Service Director QMP
Wigston Police Station Remodelling

Wigston Police Station Remodelling