Devon and Cornwall Police

HQ and Custody Facility

Police / Criminal Justice Centres

Devon and Cornwall Police

Willmott Dixon



Devon and Cornwall Police commissioned Vincent and Gorbing to design a new police headquarters building in Exeter, covering approximately 9,500m² and incorporating a new 40-cell custody facility. A detailed planning application has been approved by Exeter City Council.

Throughout the detailed design phase, Vincent and Gorbing have presented their ideas to CABE and the Home Office Review Panel on four separate occasions.

Vincent and Gorbing have designed several police buildings for different authorities and have acquired a wide range of background knowledge that informs new design work. The new project provided client with an aggregation of ideas from previous projects that benefits not only the built environment in which staff work and serve the public, but also the way in which the public perceive the police as a part of the community.