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New police station sets sustainability standard

Exeter's new police station will be in the top 10% sustainable buildings in the country.

The construction features 314sqm of solar panels and a state of the art water supply. It has been built to meet strigent thermal efficiency standards and will produce 22 per cent less carbon dioxide than a standard building.

Builder Willmott Dixon has also planted 300 new trees through the Force estate and in local beauty spots and ensured that 98% of waste has not gone to landfill.

The company has also supported two major diversity events, Plymouth Respect and In the Mix Torbay, involved over 700 students in projects and is working withthe criminal justice system to support prisoners being released from prison.

The new £29m police station will open to the public next spring.

When completed the new building will provide a base for up to 450 officers whose duties range from community policing to major crime investigation.

A state-of-the-art custody suite will provide 40 police cells and there will be a new and improved public front desk.

Willmott Dixon has produced the following informative video.