Warwickshire Police and Crime Commissioner Philip Seccombe visited Neville House on the Warwick Technology Park recently to see for himself the progress to refurbish and refit the building as the force’s new Operations Communications Centre (OCC). When completed, Neville House will replace the current OCC at the force’s former Leek Wootton headquarters, complete with state-of-the-art technology to assist call handlers as they take emergency and non-emergency calls from the public.
Contractors have now largely completed the initial preparatory works on the building and surrounding land, stripping out the fixtures and fittings from its former use as a data centre for a major IT company, as well as completing external landscaping work. Work is now beginning in earnest to complete the purpose-designed facility and equip it with new and sophisticated call handling and deployment technology.
The construction and enabling works are expected to be completed by the end of the year, with the new technology set to go live in 2018.