23 July 2014
The facility, which consists of a 42-cell custody suite and modern offices which will increase the efficiency of policing across the South Wales area. The suite replaces outdated cells in Pontypridd and Ton Pentre and will be used for detainees from across Rhondda Cynon Taff and Merthyr Tydfil.
South Wales Police say it meets national standards for police custody units and complements similar facilities in Cardiff, Swansea and Bridgend.
The force says the facility will enable prisoners to be dealt with more efficiently, allowing police officers to return to local streets more quickly after any arrest. It is part of Chief Constable Peter Vaughan’s strategy to ensure the organisation is equipped to deal with modern policing demands.
The scope of services provided by RVW Consulting Limited included design of the substructure and superstructure elements using BIM, drainage and external works using 3D ground modelling and drainage software.
The project was successfully completed during early June 2014.