With the turn of the century the Federation was soon entering a new type of starbase throughout their space, the Spacedock Class. The Romulans knew they needed a new type of starbase to match this. A starbase that would be able to hold it's own against an entire enemy fleet, hold a large civilian population and be able to be a center of operations for an entire sector if needed.
After nearly 25 years of planning, designing and research the Star Empire came up with a plan for a new starbase they were going to name the ch'Haven Class. It was so large, that if put in the orbit of a planet, the starbase could maintain order and law on the planet by themselves. Construction on the first base began and was completed nearly 6 years later in orbit of Romulus. The main reason the construction took so long was this was the first base. Engineers estimated they could build it again in a much shorter time if needed. After two more years of being in use Military Command finally ordered that six more be built all throughout the Empire.Borg.
When the Dominion War began to unfold the starbases were put on full alert and throughout the war 5 more were constructed with a rumor that the Tal'Shiar had built two of their own. The starbase is still currently in service.