Book a visit to Carr Gate Specialist Training Facility (9 Aug 2013)

Interserve Construction is currently on site building the new Operational & Training Facility for West Yorkshire Police.

The proposed development comprises of the following:

* 3No Indoor Firing Ranges, 1No 100m and 2No 50m long, each with 'state of the art' CGI technology target systems and fitted out Armoury.
* Live Fire Skills House and external public order training houses.
* 12.5m high Abseiling Tower.
* Large span public order training building which accommodates full scale realistic street scenes, houses, stadia seating and roadways.
* 15,000 sq m Driver training skid pan.
* Training Hub building with 3No gyms, classrooms and dining facilities.
* Security Gatehouse.

This will compliment the existing facility which accommodates stables and a paddock for police horses, along with dog kennels, firearms training and Helicopter.

Works are due to complete in February 2014, and therefore all areas are well progressed and nearing completion, emphasising the true scale of the scheme.

The objective was to ensure the massing of the large training buildings do not dominate the surrounding landscape. This was achieved by compact designs sited in good locations relative to site contours.

Each building is steel framed with a focus on Cedar timber cladding to integrate into the landscape.

The site visit will consist of a tour of the facilities then an informal discussion about the project.  Visitors will have the opportunity to ask questions about the project and careers in the construction industry.

The site will be in its latter fit-out stages. We would hope to show visitors a 100m fire range, 250m long driver training area, Public Order Training Village & the Hub Gym & training suites.

Some PPE will be provided, but sensible & robust closed in shoes must be worn.

To book a visit click here.

Address Carr Gate Training Facility, A650 off Junction 41 of M1, Wakefield, WF2 0QD

The Carr Gate site is situated on the A650 - Bradford Road - 200 yards from Jct 41 of the M1. From the M1 head towards Wakefield on the A650 and turn right across the dual carriageway at the first opportunity. Coming from Wakefield or Kirkhamgate the turning is on the left - it is well sign posted.  Immediately as you enter the site the road branches left and right - head right for 200 yards and the Security guard will direct you to a suitable parking space. Head to the Reception in the blue Interserve Offices and you will be met by one of the team.

There are good footpaths to the site offices and a bus stop immediately outside the site.

Parking available yes

Limited parking available- please contact Joanne Hollick [email protected] if you require parking

Length of Visit 1 Hour
Maximum Group Size 10
Register by 23 Sep 2013
Disabled Access yes

There is disabled access to the site offices where we will have a display & also to within viewing distance of the buildings - but unfortunately not inside. The level of site progression prevents suitable access.

Please contact Joanne Hollick [email protected] 0121 331 8022 to discuss special needs access.

Child Restrictions yes

All under 16's must be accompanied by a responsible adult over the age of 18

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