This unique project brings together, for the first time, five key law enforcement agencies to promote collaboration and innovation in solving incidents of serious crime. It provides accommodation for over 1,200 staff together with forensic laboratories and extensive support facilities to promote cross agency working.
The four storey structure forms interconnected wings of flexible floor plates connected by a multi level central atrium designed to promote interaction and information exchange.
The campus has been designed to provide a coherent and thought provoking building, expressing the qualities of materiality, texture and architectural form both inside and out of the building.
The underlying concept takes its cue from the Scottish landscape in terms of form, texture and in the colour palettes chosen. The external patterned façade draws on a strong DNA and chromosome biology theme, informing the buildings plan and the rhythm of the powerful vertical concrete envelope.