This new-build firearms training and operational facility for Northumbria Police, incorporated two 70m long, vertically stacked indoor firing ranges with state of the art CGI projection targetry. The ground floor range provided 25m of 180 degree live fire judgemental training, an immersive hydra training suite and external vehicle tactics training area.
Architecture519 worked with RLB Project managers to develop the project brief with the key stakeholders and to prepare detailed planning and tender information before being novated to Kier Northern for the construction phase. Changes realised through the duration of the project included developing an efficient design which achieved the different operational and training requirements.
The building achieved a BREEAM Excellent rating, maintaining and enhancing the ecological value of the site.