Harmondsworth, West Drayton, Middlesex

Colnbrook Immigration Removal Centre (IRC)

Status

In use

2020

Type: Immigration detention centre (Administrative)

Custodial Authority: UK Visas and Immigration

Management: Mitie (Private For-Profit)

Detains: Asylum seekers, Undocumented migrants

Demographics

Adult men, Adult women

Capacity

420

Reports of Inadequate Conditions

YES

Reported population

346

2013

United Kingdom

23,970

Immigration detainees (2020)

4,270

Estimated detention capacity (2015)

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GENERAL CHARACTERISTICS

Contact Information

Address: Colnbrook IRC Colnbrook Bypass Harmondsworth West Drayton Middlesex UB7 0FX UK Tel: + 44 20 8607 5200 Fax: + 44 20 8759 7996

Center status

Status In use

2020

Status Last documented use

2016

Status Closed (or ceased migrant detention operations)

2014

Status In use

2013
GDP facility typology

Category Filter Administrative

Type Immigration detention centre

2011
National typology

Name Immigration Removal Centre (IRC)

2015
Operating period

Year of Entry 2004

Year Ceased 2014

OPERATIONAL CHARACTERISTICS

Management

Name Mitie

Type Private For-Profit

2016

Name Serco Ltd

Type Private For-Profit

2013

Name Serco Ltd

Type Private For-Profit

2010
Outsourced services and non-state actors

Provider Central North West London NHS Foundation Trust

Service Health care

2016

Provider Tascor

Service Detainee transport

2013

Provider Serco Health

Service Health care

2013

Provider Serco Ltd.

Service Management

2013

Provider Serco Health

Service Health care

2010

Provider G4S

Service Detainee transport

2010

Provider Serco Out of Country Escorting

Service Detainee transport

2010
Security Regime

Security Level Secure

2011
Maximum official detention period at facility

Length Long-term (more than 20 days)

2011
Reported overstays at facility

Reported Overstays Yes

2013
Estimated average detention period (days)

Number of Days 105

2011
Demographics

Name Adult men

2013

Name Adult women

2013
Categories of detainees

Name Asylum seekers (administrative)

2011

Name Undocumented migrants (administrative)

2011
Gender segregation

Gender Segregation Yes

2013
Legal segregation

Legal Segregation Not Applicable

2011
Family segregation

Family Segregation Not Applicable

2011
Age segregation

Age Segregation Not Applicable

2011
Estimated capacity (administrative immigration detention facility)

Type Standard capacity

Capacity 420

2013

Type Standard capacity

Capacity 388

2010
Reported population at a specific time

Number 346

2013

Number 280

2011
Reports of adequate or inadequate conditions

Adequate or Inadequate? Inadequate

Detention centre conditions Ventilation

2013

Adequate or Inadequate? Inadequate

Detention centre conditions Hygiene

2013

Adequate or Inadequate? Inadequate

Detention centre conditions Protection from Physical Violence

2013

Adequate or Inadequate? Inadequate

Detention centre conditions Cell space

2013

Adequate or Inadequate? Inadequate

Detention centre conditions Recreation

2013

Adequate or Inadequate? Inadequate

Detention centre conditions Medical care

2013

Adequate or Inadequate? Inadequate

Detention centre conditions Food provision

2013

Adequate or Inadequate? Adequate

Detention centre conditions Outdoor exercise

2013

Adequate or Inadequate? Adequate

Detention centre conditions Access to internet

2013

Adequate or Inadequate? Inadequate

Detention centre conditions Escorts and Removals

2010

Adequate or Inadequate? Inadequate

Detention centre conditions Protection from Physical Violence

2010

Adequate or Inadequate? Inadequate

Detention centre conditions Ventilation

2010

Adequate or Inadequate? Adequate

Detention centre conditions Showers and toilets

2010

Adequate or Inadequate? Inadequate

Detention centre conditions Food provision

2010

Adequate or Inadequate? Inadequate

Detention centre conditions Medical care

2010

Adequate or Inadequate? Inadequate

Detention centre conditions Recreation

2010

Adequate or Inadequate? Adequate

Detention centre conditions Access to telephones

2010

Adequate or Inadequate? Inadequate

Detention centre conditions Access to internet

2010
Access by international organizations, civil society, national institutions

Yes or No Yes

Type of institution International non-governmental groups

2013

Yes or No Yes

Type of institution Bar associations or similar

2013
Family access

Family Access Yes

2013
Reports of attempted or successful suicides at this facility

Suicides Reported Yes

2013
Armed guards
Capacity reserved for immigration detainees (criminal facility)
Occupancy rate
Total number of detainees (year)
Average daily population
Reported overpopulation
Inspection grade
Specially trained personnel
Mistreatment complaints
Consular access
Reported deaths at this facility

BUREAUCRATIC CHARACTERISTICS

Custodial authority

Agency UK Visas and Immigration

Ministry Home Office

Ministry Typology Interior or Home Affairs

2011
Facility owner
Estimated cost per detainee day at facility (in USD)
Estimated annual facility budget (in USD)
Area of authority or operations