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New Police Station, Barrow-in-Furness

Thomas Armstrong Construction / Cumbria Constabulary

  • Architecture

This was the first new build Police Station completed by the practice as part of a two stage competitive selection procedure where UJP partnered with Thomas Armstrong Construction.

Despite extremely prescriptive design standards determined by the Home Office, UJP created an exciting new space emphasising the Constabulary’s working ethos and core values of openness and transparency. The three storey internal atrium is designed to replicate the internal structure of a ship’s hull (reflecting the maritime history of Barrow) – complicated further by the space being curved and tapering on plan!

The complete building is a base for around 300 officer and staff, as well as custody suite of 18 cells. The building is used as a case study for the Home Office design panel and has been commended for its design and efficient build costs.