Work begins on £82m Scottish Crime Campus

Work has begun on an £82 million Scottish Crime Campus in Gartcosh, North Lanarkshire.

The first phase of the project is expected to be completed next February, with the campus expected to be operational by 2012.

Solicitor General Frank Mulholland announced that the Scottish Crime Campus facilities will enhance the ability of Crown Office and law enforcement agencies to deliver justice for communities across Scotland.

Justice Secretary Kenny MacAskill said: "By bringing together a whole range of agencies with a role in fighting crime under one roof we can help further tilt the balance in favour of the law-abiding majority."

"The more we are able to share information, the more potential connections we can make that could help shut down opportunities for organised crime. The campus will also house a brand new forensic laboratory providing forensic scientists with the tools and facilities they need to provide the best support for Scottish policing."

Further information:
The Scottish Government