Case Study

Bluelight

Bebington Police Accommodation

Bebington, Wirral

Client
Merseyside Police
Location
Bebington, Wirral
Value
£2m
Contractor
Wates Smartspace
Start
July 2016
Completion
December 2016
Sector
Bluelight
Form of Contract
NEC3 Option A
Delivery Type
Design and Build

Bebington Police Accommodation, which had been completely closed and empty since 3rd November 2013 has undergone an extensive refurbishment to bring it back into use by Merseyside Police.

The works included structural alterations to create suitable space for office
accommodation, storage of kit and equipment, toilet and changing facilities, new lift, briefing room, meeting rooms, writing room, refreshment areas including new vehicle and bicycle parking. The scope included new power, data, heating and ventilation systems. The works also improved the accessibility of the building, car parking and the thermal performance of the building fabric.
In addition, the project included the demolition of existing garage building and construction of a new facility to accommodate a new interview suite.

Key KPIs achieved on this project
• Employment – Two work placement students offered jobs upon completion of their qualifications
• Work Placements – Two 1 weeks plastering work replacements from the
local college
• Training Weeks – 18 weeks – exceeding the 4 weeks target. 12 trainees were on site during the project
• Local Labour – 95% of workers were from the north west region, with 52%
from Merseyside
• Education – Promoting females in construction. Two students gained
experience onsite
• Apprentice Week – 97 weeks delivered by 4 apprentices, achieving a score of 51.37, well exceeding the KPI target of 14

• BIM Level 2 achieved
• CCS score of 40 and earned a ‘Performace Beyond Compliance Certificate’
• Community – 4 community activities completed, exceeding the target of 1.2
• Waste – 98% of waste diverted from landfill
• Health & Safety – Zero RIDDORS
• Fair Payment – 100% achieved
• Customer Satisfaction – Score of 82%
• On budget and on programme – achieved

‘We found the Wates Smartspace team very approachable and professional at alltimes, it was good working with Wates Smartspace and the rest of the team on this project. The station now looks really good and it is getting a great response from the police officers which is good news, thank you!’ Paul Bailey – Merseyside Police Technical Construction Project Manager