Harmondsworth, West Drayton

Harmondsworth 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, Asylum seekers (administrative), Undocumented migrants (administrative)

Capacity Reported population Conditions complaints?
615
510

YES

2013

United Kingdom

23,970

Migration Detainees

1

Deaths in Detention

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FACILITY NAMES
Harmondsworth Immigration Removal Centre (IRC)
Location

Country: United Kingdom

City & Region: Harmondsworth, West Drayton, Europe

Latitude, Longitude: 51.4826657425, -0.482711792

Contact Information

Address: Harmondsworth IRC Colnbrook Bypass Harmondsworth West Drayton UB7 0HB UK Tel: +44 20 8283 3850 Fax: +44 20 8283 3851


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 GEO Group Ltd

Type Private For-Profit

2011
Custodial Authorities

Agency UK Visas and Immigration

Ministry Home Office

Ministry Typology Interior or Home Affairs

2011
Outsourced services and non-state actors

Provider Central North West London NHS Foundation Trust

Service Health care

2016

Provider GEO Group Ltd

Service Management

2013

Provider OCR

Service Education or training

2013

Provider Primecare

Service Health care

2013

Provider Tascor

Service Detainee transport

2013

Provider Reliance

Service Detainee transport

2011

Provider Hillingdon Primary Care Trust

Service Health care

2011

Provider GEO Group Ltd

Service Education or training

2011
Operating Period

Year of Entry 1970

Year of Entry 2001

Year Ceased 2014

DETAINEES

Demographics

Name Adult men

2022

Name Adult men

2013

Name Adult men

2010
Categories of detainees

Name Asylum seekers (administrative)

2011

Name Undocumented migrants (administrative)

2011
Countries of Origin

Country #1 Albania

Country #2 India

Country #3 Poland

Country #4 Brazil

Country #5 Romania

2023

SIZE & POPULATION

Capacity (specialised migration-related facility)

Type Standard capacity

Capacity 615

2023

Type Standard capacity

Capacity 615

2013

Type Standard capacity

Capacity 259

2010
Reported Single-Day Migration Detainee Population at Facility (day)
Number
Date
510
72
469
193
121
394
477
554
616
545
584
629
570
595
585
Number of men detained on single day
Number
Date
469
30 September 2022
72
31 December 2022
403
31 March 2022

LENGTH OF DETENTION

Detention Timeframe (long, medium, short)

Length Long-term (more than 20 days)

2011

OUTCOMES

CONDITIONS

Inadequate conditions

Recreation

2013

Bedding and clothing

2013

Cell space

2013

State of repair

2013

Showers and toilets

2013

Overcrowding

2013

Escorts and Removals

2013

Medical care

2013

Escorts and Removals

2011

Hygiene

2011

Ventilation

2011

Showers and toilets

2011

Bedding and clothing

2011

Food provision

2011

Medical care

2011

Recreation

2011

CARCERAL INDICATORS

External Security Regime

Secure

2011

STAFF

SEGREGATION

Gender Segregation

Not Applicable

2011
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
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
Family Access

Yes

2013

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