This £73m Scottish Government funded unique, state of the art facility enhances collaboration between various law enforcement agencies. Work started on site in 2009 and migration into the completed facility by March 2014. A principal objective was facilitating inter agency working, colocating all in one purpose built facility. The building centres around a multi layered atrium, while communal parts are located to encourage exchange of information. The IT network permits ‘plug and play’ where the office fit out and IT support can be adapted, as with laboratories to suit collaborations among groups on specific projects. The campus is located at Gartcosh Business Interchange (over 170,000 sqm of business space) a former steel works area now a key regeneration area under redevelopment. More than £20m has been invested in land reclamation, transport links and other development. The campus is significant in the context of a wider exploration of architectural quality for government buildings, set out in the Government’s Architecture Policy. Police Scotland, the National Crime Agency, HM Revenue and Customs, Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service occupy the Campus together with Scottish Police Authority Forensic Services albeit this number has been bolstered by a number of strategic embeds (now 18 organisations in total). The brief for the building was very complex in terms of adjacencies, security levels and non-contamination of evidence, but aimed to encourage common purpose and collaboration to: 1. improve efficiency and effectiveness of the partners in combating crime 2. foster proactive cooperation and collaboration between agencies 3. provide expert forensic scientific support to local and national partners The strong design ethos was established based on technologies used in crime detection, with DNA and chromosome biology being major themes. The design aims to minimise environmental impact. The building’s function of identity and identification is complimented by the façade and building concept utilising visual references associated with DNA and abstracts them to give the building itself, as well as the working environment, a clearly recognisable identity. This theme is repeated through the landscape design, façades and finishes within the atrium and throughout the building. Design consideration was made for the provision of local, accessible heating and lighting controls for building users. Overall lighting levels are managed through daylight sensors and presence / absence detectors, keeping energy wastage to a minimum. The building achieves an Energy Performance certificate rating of B + which out performs the benchmark for a similar newly built building. CO² associated with the running of the building is reduced by 40% compared to a normal Building Regulations compliant development. Landscaped areas consist of flower beds, shrubbery, trees and grassland. The landscape architect worked with an ecologist to ensure the species planted were in keeping with the habitat surrounding the site to improve biodiversity and optimise management and maintenance. Adaptability and multi-functionality underpin the design, while the arrangement around the multi layered atrium facilitates interaction with communal areas provided (including a canteen and gymnasium) to encourage assemble and information exchange.