Moss Way Police Station Custody Refurbishment
"Infinity has recently completed the refurbishment and conversion of an old custody area within a Sheffield Police Station. The overall finish of the completed project was to a high standard and has been praised by our stakeholders. Communication throughout the programme was very good and any unforeseen works or issues were overcome in a very timely manner. It was a pleasure to work with Infinity on this project and we look forward to working the team again soon."Lee AndrewCapital and Major Projects ManagerPolice & Crime Commissioner – South Yorkshire
Case Study Summary
Infinity, part of the Norse Group, undertook a comprehensive refurbishment of a former custody area where, in a previous phase, its cell walls were demolished. This intricate project required collaboration with various contractors, direct electricians, and management staff.
Adhering to detailed client plans and specifications, we successfully transformed the space into a new office environment. This included the creation of meeting rooms, a canteen area with a tea point kitchen, and an IT support suite with additional storage space. Moreover, a new server room was constructed to support the office’s operations.
Case Study Overview
The project encompassed the construction of fire-rated stud walls and doors, installation of vinyl flooring and carpet, and the creation of suspended ceilings. Additionally, we provided a new electrical distribution board, fire alarm system, lighting, and addressed the data requirements of the office.
Collaborating with our HVAC contractor, we designed and implemented a modern and cost-effective replacement for the old wet heating system. This involved the installation of a VRF simultaneous heating and cooling system with a heat recovery ventilation system.
In line with our commitment to sustainability, we meticulously segregated waste materials into separate skips, presenting a valuable recycling opportunity for the local waste removal company. All on-site staff were local, and whenever possible, they travelled together.
Materials were sourced exclusively from local builders’ merchants within a 20-mile radius of the site. We offered a pragmatic solution to the client’s desire to reduce additional costs after the demolition work. Faced with the deteriorated state of some former cell walls, we performed patch repairs on the plaster, seamlessly blending them to match the old finish.
Throughout the project, at least two apprentices were employed full time. Several staff members received First Aid Training, and one apprentice successfully completed their 18th edition.
A new fire alarm engineer was hired for the project, equipped with tools and a vehicle for their duties and future assignments. As part of our commitment to social responsibility, we are enrolled in various social value schemes within South Yorkshire, and the value generated from this project will contribute to these initiatives.
Despite an extremely tight mobilisation window, our team successfully executed the project within four weeks from the contract signing to being on-site. This included the mobilisation of other contractors, material procurement, site compound erection, creation of site management files, and updating the construction phase plan.
Operating within a working Police Station, we prioritised security and building integrity at all times. To meet this requirement, we ensured that all employees underwent a vetting process before deployment.