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August 7 2008

FBI style crime campus for Gartcosh
In an innovative collaboration, bmj architects & gm+ad architects, as part of a multi-disciplinary design team, have now been appointed as Architects by the Scottish Government for a new Multi Agency Serious Crime Campus at Gartcosh.

The FBI style headquarters will bring together The Scottish Drug Enforcement Agency (SDEA), Strathclyde Police’s forensic department and Customs & Excise.

The bringing together of a number of key law enforcement agencies in a purpose built state of the art facility will allow the sharing of expertise, innovation and resources to provide a coordinated response to organised crime.

The Design Team, led by bmj with gm+ad as design champion, also comprises ARUP as Structural, Fire & Security Engineers, Wallace Whittle as Infrastructure/Environment Engineer, and Ian White Associates as Landscape Architects. Separate appointments have been made with T&A as Cost Consultants and Heery International Limited as Construction Co-ordinators.  

Cyril Sweett have been working on the project since January 2007 and are appointed as project managers and employers agent. It is proposed that the project, which is unique in the UK, will start on site early 2010 and take around two years to construct.

The proposal forms part of the wider regeneration of the former Ravenscraig steelworks.



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