Northern Constabulary commissioned Pick Everard to deliver a  new sub-divisional office in Nairn.

The Brief

The existing Nairn Police Station was no longer fit for purpose and required to be upgraded and extended to meet current policing requirements.  Detailed option appraisals confirmed the best solution was to build a new office on the grounds of the existing station.  A temporary police station was constructed within the redundant old town courthouse, to allow the existing police station to be demolished and the new office constructed.

Our Response

Early stakeholder and contractor involvement in this project paid dividends in delivering a project which met the users’ aspirations, with the project completed on time and on budget, particularly with a phased and tight programme, where maintenance of services is paramount.

Key challenges revolved around the relocation of the radio equipment etc, firstly to a temporary station and afterwards back into the new station whilst maintaining full Police functionality.  Management of phasing and robustness of fall-back systems was critical.

Key Facts

  • The new police office was constructed on a tight budget.
  • Much of the equipment from the original building, which was relatively new and did met current standards, was re-used.
  • Design co-ordination was key to ensuring equipment did not become ‘accidentally’ redundant.

Project Information

Client: Northern Constabulary

Value: £1.2 million