Suffolk Police, Interior Design

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"Central to this was the design of an entirely different kind of reception desk together with good lighting and an open ambience."


 

Suffolk Police
Suffolk Police
Suffolk Police
Suffolk Police
Suffolk Police

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When Suffolk Constabulary sought to address the poor quality of their police station receptions they commissioned Inkpen Downie to develop an approach, which could be applied across the board.

Central to this was the design of an entirely different kind of reception desk together with good lighting and an open ambience.

 

Key features

  • Suitable for use by ambulant and wheel chair disabled.
  • Design allows for individual attention and visual & acoustic privacy
  • Good lighting levels allow for easy reading of documents
  • Attractive materials enhance the user experience.
  • Security is discrete rather than “in your face”

We undertook Access Audits of the stations, together with a consultation process with station staff. A prototype reception desk was produced to allow staff to make their comments and influence the design.

Using robust materials the desk is designed as a kit of parts that can be used in different combinations in each of the stations.

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