BAM Construction in Wales has been appointed by the Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) for Gwent, Jeff Cuthbert, to deliver a new state of the art HQ for Gwent Police in Cwmbran.

The scheme was competitively tendered under SEWSCAP – the South East Wales Schools Capital Working Group framework.

The two stage design and build project includes a number of design options, which will be developed by BAM with the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Gwent and Gwent Police through to a planning submission and should be on site around May 2018. The lead designer is Atkins and proposals include a significant amount of external works to create roads and access.

"Across the UK BAM has a strong suite of high profile law and order schemes, having created the new Humberside Police HQ and the new Metropolitan Police HQs. Our facilities management business manages services inside police HQs. This experience informs our ability to deliver these high quality new facilities for Gwent and adds to our extremely strong and historic portfolio of schemes in South Wales.”

Craig Allen

BAM’s Cardiff-based Construction Director with responsibility for South Wales

BAM has had a permanent office in South Wales over 50 years, employing around 70 people and supporting hundreds of sub-contractors each year. It has four schemes on site in the area worth over £60 million, with another £60 million of further work in hand.

The Police and Crime Commissioner for Gwent, Jeff Cuthbert, said: “Building this new headquarters is the most effective, efficient and economical way to ensure Gwent Police is fit for purpose for the future and can continue to deliver a quality service for the people of Gwent. Once completed, the new HQ will serve our residents and Gwent Police officers and staff well for decades to come. The construction project will also have a positive impact on the community and the local economy in terms of the supplies and materials required and the training and employment opportunities which will be generated.”

“The nature of Policing is changing and we must evolve our service accordingly.  As a Force we are looking forward to having a new base for Operations, however our continuing focus will be on protecting and reassuring the communities we serve.”

Julian Williams

Gwent Police Chief Constable