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Progress Update:Durham Constabulary Investigative Hub

Procure Partnerships Contractor Partners Tilbury Douglas are halfway through a programme of new build works with the construction of an £23.1m Investigative Hub on behalf of framework users Durham Constabulary. The new build will create a sustainable, modern custody estate in place of the existing one.

This Blue Light project was procured via the Procure Partnerships North East Framework and is being monitored via Compliance Chain.

Once complete, the new Investigative Hub will provide more than 6,600m2 of up-to-date accommodation, including office space, 48 modern cells, interview rooms, Crime Scene Investigation provision, evidence stores, virtual courts, CCTV, an energy centre, medical facilities, and forensic examination rooms.

Using modern methods of construction (MMC) throughout the project, Tilbury Douglas have ensured a more sustainable approach is being taken on the build. The building is also being constructed in line with Police and Home Office requirements to provide a safe secure environment for detainees and allow Police to carry out effective investigations.

Tilbury Douglas has a very active social value plan in place. Notably last month; Further orders have been placed with local supply chain (within a 30mile radius of the site location), employment of people with disabilities and the addition of a new apprentice,

Tilbury Douglas has achieved £12.76m in Social Value Add to date, Including a commitment to dedicating hours to support young people into work including; mock interviews at Middlesborough and Hartlepool colleges and careers guidance via career days at New College and Parkside Academy Durham, as well as a careers event at Hetton School to name but a few.

Paul Ellenor, Regional Director at Tilbury Douglas Construction: “As a local contractor, Tilbury Douglas is delighted to be working in collaboration with Durham Constabulary and the Durham PCC, to deliver this fantastic new building to support their operational priorities.

We are committed to maximising social value throughout this project, including local supplier use, employment and apprenticeship creation and our team are working closely with a range of local services. We are also using modern methods of construction such as pre-cast concrete panels, to improve health, safety, quality, and sustainability outcomes on the project, and deliver a first-class, new facility, befitting of one of the UK’s top performing police forces”.

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