Request for information about refurbishment of police stations across Gwent.

Reference: 21046

Date Added: Tuesday, February 15, 2022

Category: Miscellaneous

Disclosure Details

Thank you for your recent request under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) 2000.


Two duties are placed on public authorities under Section 1 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA). Notwithstanding applicable exemptions, the first duty at, Section 1(1) (a), is to confirm or deny whether the information specified in a request is held. The second duty at, Section1 (1) (b), is to disclose information that has been confirmed as being held. Under the provisions of those sections of the FOIA, we can confirm that the information you seek is partly held by the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Gwent (OPCC).


You have requested the following information:


  • Please can you disclose which, if any, Police Stations across the Force area are due to be refurbished in 2022 / 23.  Please can you state what works are due to be completed and approximate time scales.


Station planned to be refurbished in 2022/23

Works to be done

Proposed Timescales


Conversion of rooms to be made suitable for the devices team, storage and tailor.


Refurbishment of ground floor offices and first floor front elevation offices.


No information held

Newport Central

Refurbishment and remodelling of office accommodation on the top floor to modernise the workplace and encourage agile working.


Planned for May to July 2022



Remodel and decoration of station.  This will create a new and modern writing room and re-purposed briefing room (that can also be used for other purposes), new welfare and canteen space as well as smaller agile working offices.


Due to commence January 2022 but delayed


  • Furthermore, please can you disclose whether the PCC still owns the former Police Traffic base (Wilcrick, Magor) and if there are any plans to re use the site in the near future.


Please see our response to a previous request made under the Freedom of Information Act using the following link:   Request for list of property owned by the PCC with addresses including joint ownership with other organisations or a neighbouring force. | Gwent Police and Crime Commissioner


The estates function is managed by Gwent Police on behalf of the Police and Crime Commissioner.  The OPCC and Gwent Police are two separate organisations, therefore, you may wish to contact Gwent Police directly to determine if they have any additional information via the following link


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