Colnbrook Immigration Removal Centre
Serco was awarded the contract to design, build and operate Colnbrook Immigration Removal Centre (IRC) and Short Term Holding Facility in 2002; the 8 year contract became operational in 2004.
Colnbrook is one of the most secure immigration removal centres within the UK Border Agency (UKBA) estate. It is built to a category B prison standard and is designed to manage the more challenging, higher risk and volatile type of detainee within the UKBA estate, many of whom arrive directly from the prison estate.
Since it opened in 2004 more than 50,000 detainees have passed through the centre, making it one of the busiest removal centres in the UK. Most detainees are awaiting removal abroad. The centre provides 318 spaces in the long term facility for adult male detainees. This includes four large accommodation units, a vulnerable persons unit and an enhanced regime unit. Within the main centre is a separate short term facility with space for 80 detainees in twin rooms. HM Revenue and Customs are contained within a separate facility, consisting of 20 cells and is operated under Revenue and Customs laws.
Our staff at Colnbrook IRC deliver a variety of services to the detainees in our care including meeting their basic spiritual and physical needs, their healthcare requirements and providing education to better prepare them to reintegrate into society.
|Centre Manager:||Michael Guy|
|Address:||Colnbrook IRC |