The new headquarters for community safety in Cleveland, designed by McBains, the leading consulting and design agency, has reached completion, with the latest photographs of the completed state-of-the-art building released for the first time today now that it is fully occupied.

The new £9.7m building has been constructed on the edge of land at Hemlington Grange in Middlesbrough, an area that will be transformed over the coming 10 years with significant residential accommodation, associated community facilities and employment opportunities.

The bespoke, 3,000 square-metre Community Safety Hub has been designed as an innovative, efficient, and technologically capable building, providing a workspace for policing and community partners. As well as providing open-plan flexible office accommodation, the building contains Cleveland Police’s 999 call centre and Senior Management Team, as well as the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Cleveland.

The building is designed as a Community Hub, which provides works space for not only the headquarter functions of the Cleveland Police but also for community partners and as such includes a community café space for use by building users, visitors to the building and the local community. The design balances the need for security and providing an open, civic environment for visitors and members of the community.

Mark Baseby, Director at McBains in charge of the project, said:

“The central concept behind the building is ‘one force under one roof’, represented conceptually by a single roof forming a protective shell, enveloping all of the force’s core functions.

“The design is intended to change the working culture of the police force through the implementation of an agile working model, providing facilities which are more flexible to changing operational requirements and which allow for a reduction in the overall floor space, leading to inherent cost savings.”


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