More than four years after the city floods wrecked their previous headquarters. Cumbria Constabulary officers now have a new area Headquarters in Carlisle.
Barnes was appointed in 2007 on a design and build basis following a design competition with Taylor Young, DSSR and Giffords to create an exemplar building that addressed sustainability as its top priority.
The £7.1 million pound HQ represents the largest capital investment in the police authority’s history uniting officers that have been spread across the district in many different police stations.
The new premises are the base for senior management teams, C.I.D. (Criminal Investigation Department), Carlisle City Policing Unit and Civilian Support along with various operational support units for the Road Policing Unit and Tactical Units.
Prime Minister Gordon Brown visited the building and congratulated Cumbria constabulary on their achievement.