Past Projects

Blackpool Police headquarters

Secure Custody Project

Consulting Engineers

McBains Cooper


McBains Cooper

Main Contractor

Wilmott Dixon


Lancashire Constabulary

PCE was appointed by main contractor Willmott Dixon as specialist on a design and build basis to provide a single level custody suite building to the rear of the new Lancashire Constabulary West Division headquarters situated on Clifton Road in Blackpool.

The new state of the art headquarters replaced the old Bonny Street Police Station.

Production of the precast units began four months after the commencement of the detailed design work.

The erection period on site – including finishing – took eight weeks, with the maximum number of PCE staff on site at any time being a mere twelve.



PCE’s internal design team used BIM to design the custody suite to ensure that everything fitted perfectly once on site. High quality precast finish to wall units within the custody suite corridors only required a painted finish.


Split visit programme over three visits – five week programme in total. Use of PreFastCore resulted in both cores being installed to full height in less than two weeks which included stairs and landings, allowing follow on trades to commence their work sooner.


Integration of PreFastCore solution for stair cores in the office. Design, manufacture and construction of feature stairs at the front of the office.
Integration of M&E within the precast walls and floors.

PCE System Used

Secure - Custody

Systemised DfMA delivery of cellular custody structures

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