Key Facts

  • Client Name:

    Police & Crime Commissioner

  • Principal Contractor:

    MACE Ltd

  • Architect:

    Raymond Smith Partnership

  • Address:

    Merlin Park                  Airport Service Road Portsmouth                    PO3 5GE

  • Value of Works:


  • Start Date:

    June 2018

  • End Date:

    May 2019

Project Description

Hampshire Constabulary Police Investigation Centre is a brand-new facility providing an enhanced service for Portsmouth and the surrounding areas. It was designed to become the Police hub for the county, with office space for 350 professionals and incorporating a 36-cell custody block with specialist facilities and equipment.

Swift Crafted lead the carpentry and joinery package under a Design and Build Sub-Contract Agreement (DBSub/A2011). A relatively small but efficient team of 3 - 4 carpenters worked alongside our management team to produce good quality installations.

Swift Crafted sub-contracted specialist custody firms to work at The Hampshire Police Investigation Centre to install government tested and approved products such as; cell doors, holding cells and custody desks. All works were subject to thorough snagging by the Police Search Advisors Team (POLSA).

The most challenging element of the project was the installation of 9 glass panels to the atrium, each weighing ­­­­­­­350kg. There were numerous other trades working in this area of the site, however our strategic planning and implementation of rigorous safety measures, ensured the installation was successful.

Hampshire Constabulary Police Investigation Centre will offer essential everyday support for the community, ensuring safety and protection for those at need. A project Swift Crafted are grateful and proud to be associated with.


Scope of Works

Joinery & Fit-out
  • Timber Doorsets

  • Metal Doorsets

  • Ironmongery

  • Custodial Ironmongery

  • Windowboards / Skirting

  • Cell Furniture

  • Cubicles & IPS (Integrated Plumbing System) including Doc M

  • Bespoke Joinery (Reception Desks, Counters and Storage Units)

  • Kitchen Units

  • Benches and Hanging Rails

Portsmouth PIC Gallery

  • British Safety Council
  • Achilles
  • WCS
  • Timber Trade Federation
  • Timber Trade Federation Responsible Purchaser
  • SCSSilver
  • Acclaim SSIP Accreditation
  • IFC
  • Constructionline
  • Women into Construction

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