The project comprised of the construction of a custody centre in Merthyr for the South Wales Police as part of a strategy to rationalise custody suite facilities in the region.

The works will included a new two-storey bespoke design custody centre together with associated access roads, car parking areas, drainage and hard and soft landscaping.

The scope of services provided by RVW Consulting included design of the substructure and superstructure using BIM, drainage and external works using 3D ground modelling and drainage software.


  • Concrete raft foundation.
  • Steel frame and composite deck superstructure.
  • Use of BIM modelling software for substructure and superstructure design.
  • Foul and surface water drainage design.
  • Drainage design includes surface  water attenuation to LPA and BREEAM requirements.
  • Associated external works design and detailing of access roads and car parking areas.
  • Use of Civils 3D modelling software for external works design.
  • Use of Microdrainage software for drainage and SuDS design.
  • BREEAM "Very Good" standard.


Project Client

South Wales Police


Archial Group


Willmott Dixon

Project Value