These two buildings form a key part of a full re-organisation of Avon and Somerset Constabulary and the subsequent rationalisation of their estate.
Gloucester Road provides a custody base and police station with a 48 cell custody unit including prosecution and investigation accommodation and associated operational and support facilities.
Express Park is a regional operations base with administration and specialist operational support facilities and a 36 cell custody unit similar to Gloucester Road.
Although of different sizes the architectural language is consistent across both, clearly expressing their function.
White tubes containing flexible office space float over dark coloured plinths of custodial and support facilities.
Textured pre-cast concrete panels provide a crisp appearance and appropriately civic presence.
The buildings balance a strict requirement for security with a sense of welcome to the public at large.