Police Scotland Facility Aberdeenshire, Kitty Brewster Building Development, Scottish Architecture

Police Scotland Facility at Kitty Brewster

New Aberdeenshire Building design by Ryder Architects

29 Jul 2013

Design: Ryder Architects

Location: Kitty Brewster, Aberdeenshire, northeast Scotland, UK

Police Scotland Aberdeenshire Building

Ryder’s £11.2 Million Integrated Policing Facility Moves Towards Completion

Police Scotland Facility in Aberdeenshire

29 July 2013 – With the completion of the base of the building, the Ryder-designed £11.2million 4,518 sqm, new Police Scotland facility at Kitty Brewster is progressing towards its planned handover early next year.

Police Scotland Facility building Aberdeenshire
image from architect

The facility, designed and built through the public and private partnership hub North Scotland, will comprise a state-of-the-art 60 cell custody facility, a virtual court, an identity parade suite, a community policing team and supporting office accommodation.

2 km north of Aberdeen city centre, the linear site was derelict brownfield land, formerly a depot for Scottish Water, and splits into two distinct levels. The northern half of the site falls 2m from its highest level before there is an abrupt drop of approximately 6m to the lower part to the south. Utilising these existing upper and lower levels of the site to create separate entrance points for custody and office accommodation, the secure elements of the custody facility can be housed all on one lower level.

Police Scotland Facility Kitty Brewster, Aberdeenshire
image from architect

With a clearly identifiable main entrance plaza, the building will follow a simple organisational arrangement. The lower-level custody facility will be clad in high quality precast concrete panels and will appear to merge into the landscape by the use of sedum roofs. In contrast, the single-storey, light, glazed non secure ancillary office and support accommodation above, will be the visible face of the building and will be accessed directly from the upper parking area.

The project is due for completion and occupation by early 2014.

Police Scotland Kitty Brewster – Building Information

Project Team:
Project managers, CDM co-ordinators and cost consultant: Sweett Group
Structural engineers: Buro Happold
M+E engineers: Wallace Whittle
Main contractor: Mansell

Police Scotland Facility at Kitty Brewster information / images from Ryder Architects


Location: Kitty Brewster, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Northeast Scotland, UK

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