We have completed the construction of a Police Operations Base located at Express Park, on the outskirts of Bridgwater. Located in a new purpose-built, high quality development, it will house the following:
Police Operations Base
This building will contain a range of functions including:
- 36 custody cells, replacing existing custody at Taunton and Bridgwater
- A specialist crime investigation team
- Accommodation for the Criminal Investigation Department, Crime Scene Investigators, Patrol and Neighbourhood Teams, as well as administrative and support functions
- Specialist functions such as firearms, dogs and road policing units.
An enquiry office for Bridgwater will be provided on this site, which will be supplemented by a neighbourhood base for the local Neighbourhood team in central Bridgwater.
Express Park will provide working accommodation for around 550 officers and police staff and associated parking for police operational vehicles, staff vehicles and visitor parking.
“So far, this high profile police facility, has made considerable effort to excel in all areas. The site establishment is professional in its appearance and facilities to a high standard. The community engagement is both exemplary and innovative. The recycling of waste is thorough and practically applied. There are a number of planned future activities highlighted, which should further enhance performance. Safety standards are high and the engagement of the workforce effective. The site is trying hard with training young people has made valuable contact with Bridgwater College which will provide excellent results in the future.” Monitor’s Site Report, Considerate Constructors Scheme.
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