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Newcastle Custody Suite

Northumbria Police

Contract Value £25m
Start Date September 2011
Scheduled Completion Complete
Contract Form NEC3 Option A

A new build 50 cell custody suite including the refurbishment of a Grade II listed railway warehouse. The new facilities house a number of the city’s neighbourhood policing units.

Key facts about the project

  • Building of significant historical interest (English Heritage Classification).
  • East Coast Mainline adjacent to site; significant potential damages for interference.
  • Temporary works complete (£1m+) to accommodate NWR requirements and protect the rail infrastructure.

Key results

  • Considerable archaeological recording and production of published report to allow the railway shed and its contents to be placed into history prior to commencement of the works.
  • The land value has increased from £5m to £12m due to the neighbouring development and sensitive refurbishment of the site and building within it, great foresight by the Local Authority.
  • Specialist insurance as East Coast Mainline viaduct borders the site, specialist insurance was required to cover Willmott Dixon (up to £150m) in the event of a rail closure, above our group all risks policy.

The twin skin facade of the new glazed building was the first of its type in the UK, outside of London, designed by Dr Naveen Hamsa, a leading European  specialist on twin walls.

Local Labour

83% Labour on site within
40 miles

Local Spend

86% Total spend within
40 miles
32 Weeks work experience
92%% Waste diverted from landfill

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