Firms appointed on £1.3m Cambridgeshire pilot scheme featuring 17.5m wind turbine

McBains Cooper and EC Harris have won a contract with Cambridgeshire Constabulary to work on a green police station in the new town of Cambourne.

EC Harris will be QS and project manager and McBains Cooper will be architect on the £1.3m pilot scheme.

It will feature a variety of renewable energy sources including solar panels, ground source heating, grey water recycling, a partial green roof and a 17.5m-tall wind turbine. These will provide up to 20% of the station's electricity.

Zaki Ghiacy, director of architecture at the firm, said: “This pilot project is expected to be a blueprint for other new developments in local community areas such as Northstowe and the fringe developments around Cambridge.”

The two-storey, 500m² building boasts a contemporary design which currently specifies the use of slate, patinated copper and the construction of a glazed "link"’, similar to an atrium.

A planning application has just been submitted for the scheme.