Marshalls, the UK’s leading hard landscaping manufacturer, has partnered with Northamptonshire Police to help secure its new headquarters in Kettering.
A range of products from Marshalls’ Landscape Protection portfolio has been provided to help secure the exterior of the building, including Geo bollards and seating, a Pluto cycle shelter and bespoke concrete planters. The full range of products helps protect public spaces while also fitting seamlessly into the surrounding landscape.
The new Northern Accommodation Building has been developed to replace the outdated police stations in Kettering and Corby and provides modern, fit-for-purpose custody facilities and office accommodation to better support operational policing in the north of the county.
The site comprises a 20-cell custody suite and three-story office building, which can accommodate more than 300 officers and staff. It will house both Northamptonshire Police and Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service.
Jaz Vilkhu, Managing Director of Marshalls Landscape Protection, said, “The specification required to protect facilities such as the Northern Accommodation Building means only the most secure products will do. However, it is also vital they fit into and complement the surrounding landscape. Our Landscape Protection products achieve the desired aesthetic aim while also protecting against any potential accidental or criminal damage, ensuring the new building is fit for the future.”
Kate Perriss, Estates Manager at Northamptonshire Police, said, “While our new base is state-of-the-art on the inside, we also recognised the importance of securing the building’s exterior too. The products provided by Marshalls’ Landscape Protection help us do this effectively and subtly, without making the building imposing and enabling us to provide a modern office and workplace to support policing in the north of the county.”
Marshalls works with the public sector and businesses to manufacture and recommend Landscape Protection products with the appropriate safety ratings. It employs approximately 2500 people across the UK. The FTSE 250-listed company’s Landscape Protection product line consists of specially designed street furniture, which includes benches, planters, litter bins, cycle stands and bollards. These are used to create safe, attractive spaces that protect the public, while integrating seamlessly into the surrounding environment.