The Police headquarters building is the largest part of the DESPI PFI project which involves the simultaneous development of three other sites which include two new fire stations and associated training building facilities, one newbuild fire headquarter building and the Police & Fire HQ building with custody suite and property store. The new HQ scheme provides the Police and Fire Service Headquarters, with new accommodation for Poole Police Station and custody suites at Wimborne Road, Poole.
The development over five storeys including an underground car park is based on a concrete frame with generally large open plan offices, reflecting the Police Force’s wishes for a more open environment. The scheme includes the training and operational needs of both services on the site, including open, informal rest and dining areas. The scheme has been designed following the latest Police Design Guides and consultation with CABE.