Precast core solution for police investigation centre

MACE appointed PCE Ltd to provide the Custody Suite and 2 structural cores for the new Police Investigation Centre at Basingstoke for the Hampshire Police Authority.

At Basingstoke a total of 36 custody cells are being provided with other ancillary and reception rooms and secure exercise areas. Erection will take place with an onsite programme of approximately 5 weeks. Just prior to this, PCE also provided on a design and construct basis, two number three storey structural cores formed from volumetric precast concrete box sections.


One is a combined stair core and double lift shaft the second a stair core. Both being constructed to their full height in only two and a half working weeks and they will provide structural stability to the steel frame that forms most of the administrative facilities of the centre. Over the past few years PCE have built up an impressive portfolio of providing offsite engineered precast concrete custody suites for Police Authorities, but this does not mean that such projects are “run of the mill”, or a new enquiry does not receive the attention to detail that PCE are recognised for.

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