Gloucester Police Headquarters
Client: Gloucestershire FM Services Ltd
Engineer: McBains Cooper
Architect: N/A
Value: c. £850K


  • Beam and column construction with metal deck flooring
  • The building is curved along its length, across the width and on plan to form the shape of an upturned hull of a boat with a pointed 'bow' and a squared off 'stern'. To represent the structure of a boat the side elevations have “ribs” on each main grid line formed by two columns latticed together and encased with wooden slats.
  • The shape of the building was developed to reflect the nautical history of the city of Gloucester
  • 10-week site programme
  • 680 tonnes of steelwork and 5,300m2 of metal decking