Lancashire Constabulary’s West Division Headquarters and Cleveland Police’s Community Safety Hub, both of which were designed by McBains, have been announced as category award winners at separate ceremonies held on Friday 26th April 2019.
The new divisional headquarters building for Lancashire Constabulary, known as West New Build, scooped the Best Public Service Building accolade at the LABC North West Building Excellence Awards 2019.
The facility includes one of the UK’s largest custody suites and innovative design to provide a more secure environment for officers and those in custody. McBains provided architecture, mechanical and electrical engineering and civil and structural engineering services to the scheme.
Cleveland Police’s new Community Safety Hub was announced as winner of the Design through Innovation category of the RICS Awards North East 2019. RICS judges commended the project team for using local materials to reflect the area’s industrial heritage and implementing the latest energy saving technologies to ensure the building delivers excellent value for money. The Judges were also impressed with the project's innovative engagement with the local community and expect this to pave the way for further development in the immediate area.
The bespoke, 3,000 square metre Community Safety Hub and base for Cleveland Police, is an innovative, efficient, and technologically capable building, providing a work space for policing and community partners. A key function of the building is the police control room, as well as other core policing functions. The building has been designed with consideration for the community with a café and community facilities located in and around the main entrance.
As category winners of regional awards, both schemes are now eligible for the Grand Final of their respective awards and the opportunity to compete against other regional winners. The LABC Building Excellence Grand Final will be held in London in November, whilst the national RICS Awards Grand Final will take place in October in London.
For more information please contact Mark Baseby in the London office.
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