Middlemoor HQ Police Station

Exeter

Project Details

Client
Devon & Cornwall Police

Project Manager
Devon & Cornwall Police

Architect
Corstophine + Wright

Contractor
Willmott Dixon

Value
£25.2m

Contract Period
74 weeks

Procurement Type
SCF

Form of Contract
JCT D&B

Size
8,800 sqm

Project Summary

Willmott Dixon has designed and constructed a new state-of-the-art Police Custody Centre and Operational Hub on the Middlemoor site in Exeter, the police head quarters. The county operational headquarters will be the base for up to 450 officers whose duties range from community policing to major crime investigation.

In line with Devon and Cornwall’s Police and Crime transformation plan, the established police headquarters has been developed to improve custody for detainees and create a better working environment for the police and crime staff.

The project features a new 40-cell custody centre, built to Ministry of Justice standards. First-class accommodation for solicitors and partners has been incorporated in the design, including interview rooms and medical suites. The custody centre will use modern technology to monitor the health of vulnerable detainees and offers a virtual courts system. The linked-hub buildings provide modern office and meeting space for all operational police functions.

I’m extremely proud of everything our estates team has achieved with this project. We have created a truly state-of-the-art facility that will provide a pleasant and practical working environment for our officers and see us well into the future.

We are very proud to be working together with Devon and Cornwall Police on this flagship project in Exeter. The new centre and hubs will be a great addition to the existing headquarters at Middlemoor, providing state-of-the-art facilities to support 21st Century policing.