Barnsley Library – Barnsley

A new state-of-the-art library has opened in the centre of Barnsley as the “cornerstone” of a £180m regeneration project. The four-storey library is situated in the Lightbox building, which has a transparent glass exterior designed to illuminate Barnsley’s new town square. Each of the floors provide digital services including cutting-edge virtual reality, a training suite with a 65-inch interactive touch screen and tablet computers. Fully accessible, it also includes a sanctuary room for people with autism and will host…

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Lincoln Blue Light Custody Suite – Lincoln

Procured under Scape Group’s National Construction framework, the new facility brings together Lincolnshire’s fire and rescue services, police force and ambulance service under one roof in a bright and modern facility in Lincoln. It is the latest next generation ‘blue light’ facility and follows similar establishments in Blackpool, Grimsby, Birmingham, Sheffield, Newcastle, Barnsley and South Wales. All these facilities aim to create an environment that generates better efficiencies by allowing emergency service teams to work together in one place,…

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Lancashire Police Custody Suite – Blackpool

Close to the M55 at the former Progress House site on Clifton Road is Lancashire Constabulary’s new facility which will be a headquarters for its West Division, covering Blackpool, Fylde, Wyre, Lancaster and Morecambe. It will provide a base for local policing and immediate response teams as well as a public enquiry desk, investigations hub and 42 custody cells. The new suites replace buildings no longer fit for purpose and are expected to save forces around £1m per year…

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