Home » References » Market Drayton Police Station, UK
References

Market Drayton Police Station, UK

Associated Architects

When West Mercia Police determined that the existing police station in Market Drayton, constructed in the 1930’s, was no longer capable of supporting law enforcement in the 21st Century, Associated Architects was appointed to design a new, low-energy replacement.

The new station is located on the lawn of the original station, which was to be demolished on completion of the new building.  The design of the new station makes careful use of the site orientation to maximise passive solar design and also to respond respectfully to the surrounding residential properties.

Achieving a BREEAM Excellent rating the building employs the principle of high thermal mass, coupled with low U-values and increased insulation thicknesses.  Photovoltaic and Solar Thermal arrays are used to generate energy on site.  Daylight tubes provide natural light into the building’s Section 30 compliant detainee’s suite, minimising energy use in the less used areas of the building.

The building seeks to express the public and private elements through materiality.  Bronze is used on the bicycle lock-up area, with large panels catching and reflecting daylight.  Timber cladding is used to delineate the public parts of the building, with the use of bronze to highlight the public entrance to the station, and as an element to pick out areas of detailing to tie the whole building together.

Share: 

Building

Owner: 
West Mercia Police
Completion date: 
2012
Country: 
United Kingdom
City: 
Market Drayton

Categories

Applications: 
Facades/fascia
Type of building: 
Office buildings
Copper used: 
Bronze
Estate: 
New

Architect

Name, office: 
Associated Architects
Address & description: 
1 Severn Street Place The Mailbox BirminghamB1 1SETel: 0121 233 66000121 233 6600 Email: mail@associated-architects.co.ukCallSend SMSAdd to SkypeYou'll need Skype CreditFree via Skype

Copper contractors

Title: 
Metalex Roofing

Awards

Season: 
2013

By continuing to use the site, you agree to the use of cookies. Find out more by following this link.

Accept