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Colnbrook Immigration Removal Centre (IRC)

  • Colnbrook Immigration Removal Centre (United Kingdom)


Center status Show sources
Status Observation date
Last documented use 2016
Closed (or ceased migrant detention operations) 2014
In use 2013

GDP facility typology Show sources
Category Filter Type Observation date
Administrative Immigration detention centre 2011
National typology
Name Observation date
Immigration Removal Centre (IRC) 2015

Operating Period
Operating period Show sources
Year of Entry Year Ceased
2004 2014

Contact Information

City and region
Harmondsworth, West Drayton, Middlesex

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


Management and Services
Management Show sources
Name Type Observation date
Mitie Private For-Profit 2016
Serco Ltd Private For-Profit 2013
Serco Ltd Private For-Profit 2010
Outsourced services and non-state actors Show sources
Provider Service Observation date
Central North West London NHS Foundation Trust Health care 2016
Tascor Detainee transport 2013
Serco Health Health care 2013
Serco Ltd. Management 2013
Serco Health Health care 2010
G4S Detainee transport 2010
Serco Out of Country Escorting Detainee transport 2010

Security Regime Show sources
Security Level Observation date
Secure 2011

Detention timeframe
Maximum official detention period at facility Show sources
Length Observation date
Long-term (more than 20 days) 2011
Reported overstays at facility Show sources
Reported Overstays Observation date
Yes 2013
Estimated average detention period (days) Show sources
Number of Days Observation date
105 2011

Demographics Show sources
Name Observation date
Adult men 2013
Adult women 2013

Categories of detainees
Categories of detainees Show sources
Name Observation date
Asylum seekers (administrative) 2011
Undocumented migrants (administrative) 2011

Gender segregation Show sources
Gender Segregation Observation date
Yes 2013
Legal segregation Show sources
Legal Segregation Observation date
Not Applicable 2011
Family segregation Show sources
Family Segregation Observation date
Not Applicable 2011
Age segregation Show sources
Age Segregation Observation date
Not Applicable 2011

Size and population
Estimated capacity (administrative immigration detention facility) Show sources
Type Capacity Observation date
Standard capacity 420 2013
Standard capacity 388 2010
Reported population at a specific time Show sources
Number Observation date
346 2013
280 2011

Reports of adequate or inadequate conditions Show sources
Adequate or Inadequate? Detention centre conditions Observation date
Inadequate Ventilation 2013
Inadequate Hygiene 2013
Inadequate Protection from Physical Violence 2013
Inadequate Cell space 2013
Inadequate Recreation 2013
Inadequate Medical care 2013
Inadequate Food provision 2013
Adequate Outdoor exercise 2013
Adequate Access to internet 2013
Inadequate Escorts and Removals 2010
Inadequate Protection from Physical Violence 2010
Inadequate Ventilation 2010
Adequate Showers and toilets 2010
Inadequate Food provision 2010
Inadequate Medical care 2010
Inadequate Recreation 2010
Adequate Access to telephones 2010
Inadequate Access to internet 2010

Access by international organizations, civil society, national institutions Show sources
Yes or No Type of institution Observation date
Yes International non-governmental groups 2013
Yes Bar associations or similar 2013
Family access Show sources
Family Access Observation date
Yes 2013

Reports of attempted or successful suicides at this facility Show sources
Suicides Reported Observation date
Yes 2013


Custodial authority
Custodial authority Show sources
Agency Ministry Ministry Typology Observation date
UK Visas and Immigration Home Office Interior or Home Affairs 2011

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