Joint vehicle maintenance facility is a first of its kind for Wales
The First Minister of Wales, Carwyn Jones, has officially opened a new workshop which will see a total 595 council and police vehicles maintained under one roof.
Bridgend County Borough Council and South Wales Police have come together to create the new state-of-the-art Ty Richard Thomas facility, which is the first collaboration of its kind in Wales, and have named it after a police sergeant who was killed in World War 1.
As part of the South Wales Police’s Estates Review to save money, South Wales Police purchased and upgraded the former ‘Fiskars' building in the Brackla Industrial Estate with £2 million capital funding. Bridgend County Borough Council will share revenue costs over the duration of the agreement.
The new purpose-built facility will reduce costs for both organisations, and provide an enhanced service to its customers as it contains equipment and facilities comparable to any commercial workshop.