“A huge and impressive new £22 million, five storey ….building incorporating state-of-the-art technology that will help support advancements in policing.  The 7,200 sq m facility includes a 20-cell custody suite, open plan operational support areas to allow agile working, a central control room and specialist CSI facilities.” Writes Premier Construction.

States of Jersey Police HQ during construction

This high tech building is very near completion in the heart of St Helier, Jersey.  Limitless Ltd played a key role in bringing natural light to 16 custody cells positioned within the middle of the buildings structure. People held in custody have a right to a quantifiable level of natural light, these particular cells are 45 feet below the roof so the design challenge was to ensure each cell met the Code of Practice for daylighting standards, our Light Shafts proved the best design to achieve this criteria.  As the picture reveals there is plenty of daylight pouring into the custody cells which are brighter than the passageway lit by electric lighting.

Custody cells with Light Shafts installed

Premier Construction/Summer 2016 continues – “The construction has presented a number of challenges which have required careful planning to overcome – for example the need to get thousands of tonnes of material, support structures and equipment  to the building site, from only one access point at the front of the site.

The building was designed by IBI Group, with ROK-Regal Construction Limited as Main Contractors and the Jersey Department for Infrastructure as Project Managers and Arup as Structural Engineers.

The project commenced in October 2014 with completion expected in December 2016, with the States of Jersey Police completing their fit-out and moving in during the first quarter of 2017.”  Excerpts www.premierconstructionnews.com

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