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Forest Hill Police Station


Bamford Architecture


Johns Lyng Commercial Builders


Adbri Masonry

Products Used:

Architectural Masonry - Designer Masonry Honed

Building Contractor:

Byrnes Construction Group

Photography Credits:

Patrick Redmond

The new Forest Hill 24 Hour Police Station is located 18km east of Melbourne's CBD. With a population of over 10,000 residents a new state of the art Police Station was seen as a priority for the local community as it was designed to accommodate over 100 staff, a uniform branch, child abuse unit, a proactive programs unit, conference facilities that could be adapted for emergency management purposes, rain water harvesting facilities and much more. Most importantly, by developing a 24-hour Police Station the local community take new comfort in lower emergency response times.

The building design by Bamford Architects incorporates traditional architectural characterizations of police stations such as opaque, secure and fenced- but in a uniquely modern way. There are a number of internal courtyards provided within the building footprint to allow a safe, secure and comfortable environment for patrons. The design also incorporates natural ventilation and daylight whilst maintaining strict security and privacy necessities.

Adbri Masonry's honed architectural brick plays a big part in complimenting the modern infrastructure in this building. The contrast between the Honed Architectural masonry in Ivory and the feature material depicts strength and stability for this modern building.