Carr Gate Specialist Operation Training Facility

Client: Interserve

Value: £6,000,000
Location: Wakefield
Contract Period: 72 weeks
Contract Type: Interserve Bespoke Sub Contract


In 2012, Interserve secured the £100m PFI agreement to build two Police Stations in Leeds and a state of the art Training Facility at Carr Gate, Wakefield. Howard Civil Engineering were successful in tendering for the training operation facility at Carr Gate which represented the largest of the three projects.

Located adjacent to Wakefield Police Station, the £40m project included high specification classrooms, gyms, breakout areas, firearms training, driver training unit block, dog training and many other state of the art training facilities. It was successfully handed over in February 2014.

Scope of works

  • Extension to a live secure facility
  • Installation of a 0.25mile long temporary access road full construction, including tarmac
  • New fire arms training building - RC foundations and ground beams
  • Fire arms training building - 7000m2 of laser screeded RC floors
  • Public order building - Mass-fill foundations, RC ground floor suspended slab and Holorib upper floor construction
  • HUB Building - RC foundations, retaining walls, ground bearing RC slab and RC Holorib upper floors
  • Skills Village  - Individual units constructed to simulate a live village - All RC foundations and slab works
  • Extensive drainage and service duct installation package.
  • 20,000m2 of tarmac to access roads, car parks and internally to training facility
  • Large hardlandscaping package including block paving, York Stone paving and Grasscrete
  • External RC slabs to fueling area

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