Scientific Support Unit, West Yorkshire Police

Alan Wood and Partners

West Yorkshire Police require a new flagship building to house their Scientific Support Unit.

This will contain their principal forensic departments, including Fingerprints Development Laboratory, Imaging Unit and Intelligence.

Engineering and Design Factors

The proposed 7,300sqm building is to comprise a three storey reinforced concrete flat slab structure founded on piles.  Alan Wood & Partners were commissioned to provide full structural and underground drainage services. 

Description of the Works

Sustainability, energy efficiency and future proofing were key objectives of the scheme, which achieve BREEAM excellent.  The building is heavily serviced with a highly complex IT network. Engineering challenges included a site with over two metres of variable fill, long structural spans and complex architectural facades.

Project:Scientific Support Unit, West Yorkshire Police

Alan Wood & Partners