Renfrew Police Office

Smith Findlay : Architects

Renfrew Police Office is the first of a new generation of police facilities instigated by the Chief Constable of Strathclyde Police in 2010. The client required a building which exhibited low energy use to achieve the highest Building Energy Performance Certificate practicable. Flexibility of internal spaces was a high priority as this was not normally associated with police buildings. Renfrew Police Office is located on a Brownfield site at Station Road in Renfrew. The building is orientated on an east west access to the northern part of the site and comprises office and ancillary accommodation located in 2 two storey blocks linked by a double height central light well / atrium. Car parking, both operational and staff are located to the southern portion of the site with public car parking and access to the west of the site. External materials include aluminium standing seam roofs and rain screen cladding. Heating and hot water is provided by ground source heat pumps via under- floor heating at ground and first floor. Structurally the building is provided with a steel portalised frame, composite concrete first floor slab, piled foundations and ground beams, with a suspended ground floor slab.


Station Road
United Kingdom


A Gordon Smith
Project Director


Strathclyde Police



Contract Value

£3.1 Million


  • Interior design
  • Public