THE GMP MANCHESTER DIVISIONAL HEADQUARTERS IS LOCATED WITHIN CENTRAL PARK, NEW EAST MANCHESTER’S DEVELOPING BUSINESS PARK. THE NEW BUILDING SITS ADJACENT THE NEW FORCE HEADQUARTERS BUILDING AND PROVIDES ADMINISTRATIVE, OPERATIONAL AND CUSTODY FACILITIES.
The four storey office space provides 50,000ft2 net office space and wraps around two sides of the custody suite. A double height central circulation route links the office, custody suites and the cores. The custody accommodation provides 30 cells for divisional operations and a further 12 high security cells forming the first purpose built suite of its kind in the country.
Full height glazing to all the office spaces allows light deep in to the floor plate and equally a large secure roof light over the custody suite provides excellent light levels in to the custody charge areas. The robust façade of white precast concrete panels which frame the building is complemented by the large areas of glazing, and U channel glass providing obscure vision where privacy is required. The custody suite is clad in larger concrete panels giving a more solid feel to these elements which tier down in level towards the rear of the site.
“DELIVERING VALUE FOR MONEY IS ALWAYS AT THE HEART OF WHAT WE DO AND THIS DEVELOPMENT IS NO DIFFERENT. NORTH MANCHESTER POLICE DIVISIONAL HEADQUARTERS NOT ONLY PROVIDES A FIRST CLASS WORKING ENVIRONMENT FOR OUR STAFF, IT IS PROVIDING US WITH AN OPPORTUNITY TO FURTHER MODERNISE THE WAY THAT WE WORK, TO REDUCE OUR ACCOMMODATION COSTS AND TO IMPROVE THE SERVICE WE DELIVER.”
Sir Peter Fahy, Chief Constable of Greater Manchester Police