When items to be stored in lockers have a very specific purpose a bespoke solution is often required. Link 51 is ideally placed to supply expertly designed installation’s which meet truly unique requirements. A prime example of this can be found in the problem faced by West Yorkshire Police in the storage of police support equipment (PSU).
The solution to this problem was designed, manufactured and installed by Link 51and The City and Holbeck Division of West Yorkshire Police is now benefiting from a comprehensive refurbishment at its headquarters in Leeds. Central to the refurbishment are locker facilities for 460 officers. Importantly, each locker combines conventional personal storage with units that are purpose designed to accommodate new personal issue PSU equipment.
Separate female and male changing areas have now been fitted with individual locker and PSU cages that carry up to date personal issue equipment as specified by the Home Office. Both lockers and cages are accessible via keys assigned to individual officers. The majority of the facility also benefits from wooden bench seating, installed by Link 51 to compliment the locker instillation and deliver a comfortable changing environment.
The mesh cages are located directly underneath the full height lockers which themselves provide both changing and shelf storage. The cage design is the result of detailed discussions and assessment between Link 51 and the client and the resulting bespoke solution accommodates the precise dimensions of the new PSU bags. The overall layout also takes into consideration variable ceiling heights and room configurations, including existing ducting and pillars and therefore makes optimum use of the existing floor space.