• Gloucestershire Constabulary’s new training and conference centre has been short-listed for a top award
  • The Sabrina Centre was built on a disused nuclear power station site and is named in the national public service transformation awards for regeneration
  • The building was officially opened with a virtual appearance by Home Secretary Priti Patel in October 2020
  • The winners will be announced in a ceremony in London later in the year.


Barely six months after its official opening, Gloucestershire Constabulary’s training and conference centre is in line for a national award. 

Built on the site of the disused nuclear power station at Berkeley, the Sabrina Centre is short-listed in the regeneration category of the iESE Public Sector Transformation awards.

Police and Crime Commissioner Martin Surl said, “Being short-listed for this prestigious award is very exciting and a great compliment to what has been achieved.

“More importantly, it is recognition of the great work done by the developers and my office in creating what is an exceptional facility and a credit to all involved”.

The state of the art training centre was officially opened with a virtual appearance by Home Secretary Priti Patel and in person by Policing Minister Kit Malthouse MP in October last year.

Recognition for the Sabrina Centre is the second time in three years the PCC has been shortlisted in the iESE awards, which are open to all public bodies in the UK and their partners in the voluntary, community and private sectors and are sometimes called the public service ‘Oscars’.

In 2018, the Commissioner’s Fund was named ‘Police Service of the Year’ and in December, Gloucestershire Constabulary’s transport services department was named Greenfleet Public Sector Fleet of the Year (Small to Medium Category) for the PCC’s commigtment t running electric vehicles within its fleet. With more than 21% in the force’s fleet now fully electric, Gloucestershire has the largest percentage of electric vehicles in the UK.

The iESE Public Sector judges made a virtual visit to the Sabrina Centre yesterday (16 March) and the award winners will be announced at a ceremony in London later in the year.

You can find out more about the Sabrina Centre at: https://www.gloucestershire-pcc.gov.uk/?s=sabrina+centre