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Police Scotland’s Aberdeen custody centre takes shape

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August 5 2013

Police Scotland’s Aberdeen custody centre takes shape
An £11.2m integrated policing facility for Police Scotland is taking shape in Aberdeen with the completion of the base of the 4,518sq/m building.

Situated at Kitty Brewster the custody centre will host 60 cells in addition to a virtual court, identity parade suite and accommodation for a local community policing team.

Designed by Ryder through hub North Scotland the scheme is situated 2km north of Aberdeen city centre on a former Scottish Water depot.

Taking advantage of a natural change in levels the scheme is split across two floors with secure areas situated in the basement and office facilities above; with each element having its own separate entrance.

Clad in pre-cast concrete panels and curtain wall glazing the pavilion style structure will face its own entrance plaza and sits beneath a sedum roof.

The custody centre is due for completion in early 2014.

3 Comments

scott
#1 Posted by scott on 5 Aug 2013 at 18:21 PM
It's nice to see a piece of stylish, modern architecture being introduced to Aberdeen. Too often budget and nimbyism prevent anything of architectural value being built.
Daniel Warren
#2 Posted by Daniel Warren on 24 Apr 2014 at 22:34 PM
When will this be completed? Will the cells at Queen Street still be used, and what will happen to Bucksburn?
Stan Lawrence
#3 Posted by Stan Lawrence on 14 Aug 2015 at 05:07 AM
Why was it opened for detention although the cctv recording equipment was not in operation ,therefore no images could be captured.

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