Colnbrook Immigration Removal Centre

  • The exterior at Colnbrook Immigration Removal Centre
  • Recreational facilities include indoor sports courts at Colnbrook Immigration Removal Centre
  • A fully equipped gym at the centre
  • Outside space for staff at the Colnbrook Immigration Removal Centre

Building for security

We built and handed over the Colnbrook Immigration Removal Centre in just 68 weeks – ahead of schedule.

The facility offers secure accommodation for 326 male and female detainees, awaiting removal from the UK. It also features a separate facility for Customs and Excise.

Reducing risk

Close to Heathrow Airport, the centre was built from pre-cast concrete that incorporates cast-in containment and sprinkler pipework. This made the construction phase quicker and reduces the risk of detainees damaging the building.

Integrated security systems

The facility includes integrated security systems. Its 250 digital CCTV cameras enable the staff to maintain security at all times and keep residents safe.

The three-storey facility houses administration and processing areas. Its accommodation includes air-conditioning, fire sprinklers in every room and security features. The combination of services in one location minimises the frequent movement of detainees.

Streamlining construction

As part of the design and build process, we used three-dimensional modelling to simplify construction. This approach enabled us to integrate the pre-fabricated elements with the building services. It also helped us understand quantities and dimensions more quickly and easily, ensuring faster delivery and minimising costs.

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