The Police Authority for London currently occupies a number of buildings on their site in Hendon. Quite a few of these buildings had come to the end of their design life and due to organisational changes, it was decided to consolidate a number of these facilities into a single building. The new 21,475m2 build comprises a training and operational facility including education spaces, canteen, gym, shooting range and multifunction spaces. Wagstaff were challenged to design a furniture scheme and layout, which would fit in with Bennetts overall design philosophy for the building.
Working closely with the architect our team sourced a variety of furniture options with different finishes to be approved and signed off by the client. A strict budget was adhered to whilst sourcing quality, design-led furniture, which would sit harmoniously within the new building. The facility houses approximately 1,100 staff on floors 2 and 3 plus space for 340 officers to be trained by a team of specialist-training officers. Areas have been divided by furniture upholstered in specific coloured fabric that picks up on the old house colours from when cadets actually lived on the campus.