McBains Cooper will work on six investigation centres to be built across Norfolk and Suffolk

Preliminary designs have been submitted for a £60m set of police buildings planned for Norfolk and Suffolk.

The six police investigation centres will include custody and administrative facilities at King's Lynn, Aylsham, Wymondham, Great Yarmouth, Bury St Edmunds and Ipswich.

Consultant McBains Cooper has been appointed to the contract as part of the JSS Consortium, which also includes Kier Project Investment, Reliance Secure Task Management and the Bank of Scotland Corporate.

McBains Cooper director Keith Young said: “The new developments are designed to be the most efficient and secure custody facilities in the country and they continue the tradition of innovative police buildings delivered by McBains Cooper and Reliance.

“The new centres will help place both Norfolk and Suffolk at the forefront of providing a modern and effective police service.”

Sustainable features include a ground-source heat pump and solar panels. The scheme is expected to complete in summer 2010.