Why use a flexible, pre-designed kit-of-parts?
CODE is about sharing good practice, continuous learning and supply chain partners with police forces across the UK to support and help deliver quality compliant facilities that are delivered efficiently through reducing unnecessary waste.
We have worked closely with our customers, design team, supply chain and procurement partners to establish a series of compliant and flexible pre-designed solutions which are fully designed, costed and programmed including site area requirements.
Working with a tried and tested 'kit of parts', you can quickly establish your key business case requirements with full cost certainty.
How does the CODE process work?Click here to view our step-by-step roadmap for your project
Find out more about CODE's three core design options below:
Supporting surveillance from a central point, the radial layout consists of wings of cells around an admissions hub. Available in Alpha (18-28 cells), Bravo (28-36 cells) and Charlie (36-50 cells).Radial
Available in our Bravo and Charlie specifications, the Linear layout supports a 'racetrack' patrol. Cells are arranged on four corridors, either side of the central admissions hub.Linear
Design your own custody suite, capitalising on our extensive understanding of the needs and requirements of government guidelines, bluelight authorities, officers and detainees.Bespoke
Core CODE features and outline specification – balancing compliance and flexibility
The core of CODE’s model’s outline specification of tried, tested and MOJ-approved components, while retaining the ability to be customised to suit any individual Police Force’s needs, such as:
- Fixtures and fittings
- Cell Finishes
- Floor finishes
- Building envelope
- Site access
- Building services
The site includes two access/egress points for resilience with a ‘one way’ pattern of movement for custody vehicles through the secure yard. A clear separation of visitor and staff entrances is incorporated, featuring the visitor entrance to the main building and frontage. The staff entrance is more discreetly located to the side of the building, behind the secure yard fence, for added security. The secure yard area is enclosed by anti-climb ‘352’ weldmesh fencing and heavy duty automatic sliding gates at each control point.General site
A service void is provided over the custody accommodation to improve access for maintenance and minimise disruption to operational processes. The main building structure is to be a steel frame solution with composite floor construction to form upper floors.Structure
The cells are to be formed out of pre-cast concrete walls and roof slabs, with the steel frame to support the roof sitting on top of the pre-cast concrete panels in this area. All cells are to include daylight admission to current Ministry of Justice Standards with approved window or sun-tube installations. All cells are to inclue a tiled internal finish to the walls and direct decoration to the roof slab over as a ceiling finish.Cells
The main and discreet charge desks are designed to meet the MOJ ergonomic design guidance and are to be finished in Corian or other similar solid surfacing where exposed to contact with detainees. Other ceilings, where accessible to detainee movements, are to be of secure acoustic metal tiles in a suspended ceiling system, or plasterboard. Internal custody walls, where not pre-cast concrete, are to be in dense, solid concrete blockwork to meet requirements for robustness and acoustics.Internals