The Police and Crime Commissioner for Derbyshire is recruiting an architect and quantity surveyor for a new 1,800m² policing hub in the East Midlands
The consultants chosen for the 18-month contract will draw up plans for a two-storey police station with external landscaping and car parking for at least 120 vehicles in a yet-to-be-confirmed location close to Junction 29A on the M1 Motorway.
The project will deliver a fully integrated policing base featuring a reception area, offices, interview rooms, a gym, locker rooms, storage areas, meeting spaces, an incident room and a kitchen. An external vehicle storage shed and wash-down area will also be required.
The competition brief says it would like the building to incorporate economic renewable technologies as well as using traditional building materials – with a pitched roof preferred – and having low costs in use.
It also wants a design and layout that ‘make it straightforward to extend in future should the need arise. There needs to be provision in terms of external space in providing an available footprint for this purpose.’
The Derbyshire Constabulary oversees a territory of around 3,000km2 including rural districts and inner-city areas of Derby (pictured) and Chesterfield – together home to around one million people.
Last year, it emerged that funding cuts and caused more police stations to close in Derbyshire than anywhere else in the UK – with 80 per cent shutting since 2010.
The new building will be expected to feature backup power generation along with a connection point for a mobile generator. The entire site will be enclosed by security fencing and feature CCTV with all entrances designed to mitigate against attack by hostile vehicles.
Externally the structure will feature signage along with a constabulary crest and LED lighting.
The deadline for applications is 1pm, 6 June.
How to apply
View the contract notice for more information
The Police and Crime Commissioner for Derbyshire
Tel: +44 3001225371