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  7. Southampton Police’s Operational Command Unit / Broadway Malyan

Southampton Police’s Operational Command Unit / Broadway Malyan

  • 01:00 - 18 April, 2011
Southampton Police’s Operational Command Unit / Broadway Malyan
Southampton Police’s Operational Command Unit / Broadway Malyan, Courtesy of Broadway Malyan
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  • Architects

  • Location

    Southampton, Hampshire, England
  • Design Team

    Broadway
  • Malyan 
Client

    Hampshire Constabulary
  • Structural Engineers

    WYG
  • Area

    8500.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2009
  • Photographs

From the architect. Southampton police’s Operational Command Unit, designed by international architecture, urbanism and design practice Broadway Malyan and built by Kier Southern, has officially opened.

The landmark eight storey building, located on the western approach to the city, comprises a new police station for the Hampshire Constabulary, headquarters building and custody suite which houses 36 cells.

Courtesy of Broadway Malyan
Courtesy of Broadway Malyan

The southern and northern elevations are finished with natural stone, which is contrasted by the predominantly glazed east and west elevations, giving a light modern feeling. Vertical louvres are attached to the elevations in a staggered pattern, changing the appearance of the building when viewed from different directions. The public entrance is marked by a double height canopy and generous public plaza, which is both welcoming and formal.

Associate Stuart Bertie said: “This sharp piece of architecture has created a public building which has a clarity of form which honestly portrays its functions. Its form is simple, with the limestone and glass faced office tower sitting over a solid brick base containing the custody suite, creating a simplicity and legibility for both public and staff.

“Procured under the IESE Contractor’s framework, the construction process has been an excellent example of collaboration between a public sector client, contractor and designer.”

Courtesy of Broadway Malyan
Courtesy of Broadway Malyan

Hampshire Police Authority chair Jacqui Rayment said: "The new building will increase police efficiency and reduce costs by combining a wider range of operations in one location.”

Broadway Malyan acted as planning consultant, architect and landscape architect on the project, helping to secure planning consent and implement the approved proposals, involving public and stakeholder engagement.

Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite: "Southampton Police’s Operational Command Unit / Broadway Malyan" 18 Apr 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/127549/southampton-police%25e2%2580%2599s-operational-command-unit-broadway-malyan/>
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blogs of the world · April 26, 2011

Architects: Broadway Malyan Location: Southampton, Hampshire, England Structural Engineers... http://reduce.li/ndykwl #police

Mayra · April 20, 2011

How come somebody copies someone else's work and publishes it as his own???
Shame on Broadway Malyan!

Orlando · April 19, 2011

This is totally unacceptable: not only from Broadway Malyan (who copied/pasted Aires Mateus work) but also from Archdaily for promoting this unethical (illegal?) behaviour.
Otherwise, I just finished a project in France I would like to see published in Archdaily...
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_RC6w...

Viriato · April 21, 2011 12:43 AM

The curious thing is that Broadway Malyan has an office in Lisbon, and former employees who worked with Aires Mateus...
Globalization @ its best!

max · April 19, 2011

OK copy but still good to see it in country where 99,9% architecture looks like that: http://s0.geograph.org.uk/geop...

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jan · April 18, 2011

aires mateus rectorate building in lisboa copy. otherwise, it's a fine project

Erik Joya · April 18, 2011

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V · April 18, 2011

If I was Aires Mateus, I would call my lawyer straight away.

Gonzalo · April 18, 2011

EXACTLY IGOR!!!LOL
We thought the same thing. We know its difficult to be entirely original, but very easy to just do a simple copy. Scandalous i think.

Max · April 18, 2011

Deleting comments won't change it: this building already exists in Portugal
http://www.mimoa.eu/projects/P...

Gonzalo · April 18, 2011

Where have i seen that before???
What a copy!!!

Just google images Aires Mateus!!!

Igor · April 18, 2011

You're kidding me, right?
http://www.mimoa.eu/projects/P...

Viriato · April 21, 2011 12:41 AM

Right,
the bldg. looks like (a poorer, more rigid copy) of Portuguese architects' Aires Mateus rectorate at the Universidade Nova de Lisboa, inaugurated 9 years ago (2002) @ these coordinates:
38°44'1.65"N, 9° 9'36.95"W

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