The Sheffield Custody suite is estimated to save South Yorkshire Police £1.2 million a year.
The new build 50 cell suite with associated charge, interview and ancillary accommodation also comprises office space for other force estates teams.
The scheme was successfully designed and procured through the Scape framework and completed to the agreed budget and timescales.
Since completion the scheme has been widely recognised as a model custody suite in terms of compliance, sustainability, design and procurement.
South Yorkshire Police Project Manager:
“We embarked on a programme of improvements to our custodial facilities but continued to struggle with compliance. In September 2011, the Corporate Manslaughter Act was extended to include Police custody and created a sharpened focus on creating a safe environment for our staff, visitors and detainees. Deaths in or following police contact are something we all seek to avoid. They are distressing to everyone involved, not least any victim of crime who does not get to see the delivery of justice.
As well as providing a safe environment, we sought to provide a custody estate which would drive a change in how we manage offenders. The new suites will bring shared accommodation for other criminal justice partners to help to identify the causes of offending, encourage detainees into pathways of treatment and reduce re-offending and therefore reduce future harm to our communities”
“Another driver for change was the Forces commitment to reducing our carbon footprint. Old suites are inefficient. They are drafty, poorly ventilated and rely on outdated M&E. They are cold in winter and hot in summer. The new suites are making best use of modern technologies including PV to provide efficient, reliable services.”
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