Case Study

Bluelight

Merseyside Operational Command Centre

Speke, Merseyside

Client
Merseyside Police
Location
Speke, Merseyside
Value
£41m
Contractor
Morgan Sindall
Start
August 2016
Completion
February 2018
Sector
Bluelight
Form of Contract
Blue Light
Delivery Type
NEC Option A

A state-of-the-art home on the Estuary Business Park in Speke for Merseyside Police’s Matrix Serious and Organised Crime (MSOC) Unit
The teams which make up the Matrix Serious and Organised Crime (MSOC) Unit are currently based in separate leased buildings no longer fit for purpose. The new centre will enable them to co-locate in a facility which is economically efficient and designed for the requirements of a modern police force.

Scope
• The facility includes a main three-storey concrete framed building with changing accommodation, a gym and equipment stores on the ground floor with office accommodation for specialist units on the top two floors.
• The site will also have a separate single-storey building to be used for administrative purposes, plus a kennel block, fuel station, car wash facility and dog vehicle cleaning ramp.

Pre-construction
• 575 apprentice weeks have been targeted for the project – six apprentices, four of whom are directly employed by the main contractor, currently work on the site.
• The first of some 25 planned community activities, we have recently engaged a local nursery to partake in an Ivor Goodsite colouring competition, and arranged a charity football match and bike ride to raise funds for MIND.

‘We need a command centre that’s modern and fit for the purposes of policing. Tackling serious and organised crime is a priority for the force and this new facility will mean that our officers and staff can work efficiently to tackle these most serious of crimes in our communities.’ Sir Jon Murphy, Chief Constable