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States of Jersey Police Headquarters

IBI Group worked as lead consultant for the new States of Jersey Police Headquarters, providing site searches, feasibility studies, detailed design and traditional tendering procurements.

States of Jersey Property Holdings
Jersey, UK
Very Good BREEAM
5,600 sq m Size
20-cell custody suite Additions
5 Storeys
2016 Completed

A landmark Headquarters located in the centre of St. Helier, the combined police operations unit provides the States of Jersey with a purpose-built, space-efficient facility. As lead consultant, IBI Group designed the 5,600 m2 bomb-proof superstructure to meet Home Office Standards, equipped with basement operational car parking, four floors of naturally lit office accommodation, a secure detention facility, and a home for emergency-response units. The modern, flexible open plan design promotes agile working, supportive of modern policing.

As the remit of Jersey Police is to provide the full range of services on the Island, the design of the facility features a new, 20-cell custody suite incorporating the latest high-tech systems, and allowing for effective, round-the-clock monitoring to ensure at-risk detainees’ needs are met. The Headquarters also contains a specialist Crime Scene Investigation (CSI) Laboratory, helping investigators to review forensic evidence leading to the detection and prosecution of criminals.

A fundamental aspect of the facility was to address its relationship with the community with the requirement of becoming more ‘open and outward facing’. The Visitor and Staff Facilities area helps transform the Police Headquarters by providing contemporary accommodation with an outward-facing vision of openness and transparency, using swathes of glass nestled within the local vernacular stone façade. The wide expanses of specialist glass and multiple lightwells wash the building in natural light. Additionally, local vernacular materials were implemented within the external envelope of the facility to ensure the building integrates well within the surrounding urban context.

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Mike Richardson

Studio Director
Manchester, UK

Manchester, UK

Mike Richardson is the Global Quality Management Steering Committee Chair, Justice Sector Lead and has responsibility for both QM and Health & Safety within the UK & Ireland.

With over 29 years of experience, Mike has developed an acknowledged reputation for high quality, award winning innovative design solutions. Mike has experience developing complex bespoke briefs with Government Departments, clients and stakeholders. He has senior responsibility and specializes in the design and delivery of multi faceted projects including a diverse range of secure, blue light, healthcare, and education building types throughout the UK, Isle of Man and Channel Islands.