28 May 2012 | 04:45 pm | 1 min. read
International law firm Pinsent Masons has closed a deal for West Yorkshire Police Authority, which will see the Authority benefit from a grant in excess of £300million from the Home Office (over the operations period) in order to provide two new local divisional headquarters and custody suites, along with a specialist operational training facility.
The new divisional headquarters and custody facilities will be located in Leeds and Normanton and the training centre, which will cater for state of the art vehicle, firearms and public order training, will be located next to the current Operational Support Division in Wakefield. The total design and construction costs will be in excess of £100 million, with an approximate FM delivery cost of £50 million over a 25 year concession.
The successful consortium consisted of construction and support services specialist Interserve and infrastructure investor, Equitix. Senior debt funding in excess of £100 million will be provided by Aviva Public Private Finance Limited.
Sir Norman Bettison, Chief Constable for West Yorkshire Police, said:
"These fantastic facilities will enable use to deliver an even better service which is flexible and responsive to the needs of the local people, supporting the drive to continue to improve public confidence and user satisfaction"
The Pinsent Masons team consisted of John Bruce, Tom Dyer, Shiraz Jan, Alasdair Inglis, Jenny Wilson, Rob Lawrence, Rebecca Wilcock and Hollie Kelsey.
John Bruce, who led the Pinsent Masons team, says:
"It has been a pleasure to work with West Yorkshire Police Authority and their project management team, who were seconded from Leeds City Council's Public Private Partnership Unit. The combined expertise of these two public sector organisations plus the market leading experience of Pinsent Masons both in the emergency services sector and more widely within the PFI/PPP arena has been an integral part of closing this deal on time, within budget and without compromise"
Pinsent Masons continues its expansion in Dublin office with Life Sciences and Technology Litigation hire
International law firm Pinsent Masons, has been recognised as one of the best multinational employers for LGBT+ staff in Stonewall's 2019 Top Global Employers index.
International law firm Pinsent Masons has appointed Lloyd Chater as a partner in its Johannesburg office.
Pinsent Masons has won the Energy & Infrastructure Projects Team of the Year award for its work for TfL in securing consent for the proposed £1bn Silvertown Tunnel in East London.
International law firm Pinsent Masons has collaborated with The School of International Arbitration at Queen Mary University of London for the International Arbitration Survey 2019.
International law firm Pinsent Masons has been named Legal Business magazine’s Law Firm of the Year for the second time in the past four years.
For all media enquiries, including arranging an interview with one of our spokespeople, please contact the press office on