Harmondsworth, West Drayton, Middlesex

Colnbrook Immigration Removal Centre (IRC)

Status

In use

2023

Type: Immigration detention centre (Administrative)

Custodial Authority: UK Visas and Immigration

Management: Mitie (Private For-Profit)

Detains: Adult men, Adult women, Asylum seekers (administrative), Undocumented migrants (administrative)

Capacity Reported population Conditions complaints?
420
264

30 September 2023

YES

2013

United Kingdom

23,970

Migration Detainee Entries

1

Deaths in Detention

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FACILITY NAMES
Colnbrook Immigration Removal Centre (IRC)
Location

Country: United Kingdom

City & Region: Harmondsworth, West Drayton, Middlesex, Europe

Latitude, Longitude: 51.4826657425, -0.482711792

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

MANAGEMENT & BUDGET

Center Status

Status In use

2023

Status In use

2020

Status Last documented use

2016

Status Closed/ceased migrant detention

2014

Status In use

2013
Facility type

Category Filter Administrative

Type Immigration detention centre

2011
National typology

Name Immigration Removal Centre (IRC)

2015
Management

Name Mitie

Type Private For-Profit

2016

Name Serco Ltd

Type Private For-Profit

2013

Name Serco Ltd

Type Private For-Profit

2010
Custodial Authorities

Agency UK Visas and Immigration

Ministry Home Office

Ministry Typology Interior or Home Affairs

2011
Outsourced services and non-state actors

Provider Practice Plus

Service Health care

2024

Provider Central North West London NHS Foundation Trust

Service Health care

2016

Provider Serco Ltd.

Service Management

2013

Provider Serco Health

Service Health care

2013

Provider Tascor

Service Detainee transport

2013

Provider Serco Health

Service Health care

2010

Provider G4S

Service Detainee transport

2010

Provider Serco Out of Country Escorting

Service Detainee transport

2010
Operating Period

Year of Entry 2004

Year Ceased 2014

DETAINEES

Demographics

Name Adult men

2022

Name Adult women

2022

Name Adult men

2013

Name Adult women

2013
Categories of detainees

Name Asylum seekers (administrative)

2011

Name Undocumented migrants (administrative)

2011
Countries of Origin

Country #1 Albania

Country #2 Brazil

Country #3 India

Country #4 Poland

Country #5 Vietnam

2023

SIZE & POPULATION

Capacity (specialised migration-related facility)

Type Standard capacity

Capacity 420

2023

Type Standard capacity

Capacity 420

2013

Type Standard capacity

Capacity 388

2010
Reported Single-Day Migration Detainee Population at Facility (day)
Number
Date
264
30 September 2023
185
31 December 2022
267
30 September 2022
129
31 December 2021
81
31 December 2020
169
31 December 2019
199
31 December 2018
272
31 December 2017
312
31 December 2016
295
31 December 2015
320
31 December 2014
346
9 February 2013
280
1 April 2011
Number of men detained on single day
Number
Date
267
30 September 2022
184
31 December 2022
194
31 March 2023
Number of women detained on single day
Number
Date
1
31 December 2022

LENGTH OF DETENTION

Detention Timeframe (long, medium, short)

Length Long-term (more than 20 days)

2011
Average Days in Detention

Number of Days 105

2011
Overstays

Reported Overstays Yes

2013

OUTCOMES

CONDITIONS

Inadequate conditions

Hygiene

2013

Protection from Physical Violence

2013

Cell space

2013

Recreation

2013

Medical care

2013

Food provision

2013

Ventilation

2013

Access to internet

2010

Medical care

2010

Escorts and Removals

2010

Protection from Physical Violence

2010

Ventilation

2010

Food provision

2010

Recreation

2010

CARCERAL INDICATORS

External Security Regime

Secure

2011

STAFF

SEGREGATION

Gender Segregation

Yes

2013
Age Segregation

Not Applicable

2011
Legal Segregation

Not Applicable

2011
Family Segregation

Not Applicable

2011

CELLS

COMMUNAL SPACE & ACTIVITIES

HEALTH

Medical Screening upon Arrival (within 48 hours)

Yes

2024
Nurse on Duty

Daily

2024
Reports of self-harming
Self harm reported
Incident/Report date
Yes
2 January 2013

MONITORING & ACCESS

Monitors & Civil Society Access
Access?
Type of Institution
Obsv. Date
Yes
Bar associations or similar
2013
Yes
International non-governmental groups
2013
Family Access

Yes

2013

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