Harmondsworth, West Drayton

Harmondsworth 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: Adult men, Asylum seekers (administrative), Undocumented migrants (administrative)

Capacity Reported population Conditions complaints?
615
570

2013

YES
United Kingdom

23,970

Immigration detainees (2020)

4,270

Estimated detention capacity (2015)

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GENERAL CHARACTERISTICS

Contact Information

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


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 2001

Year Ceased 2014

Year of Entry 1970

Year Ceased

OPERATIONAL CHARACTERISTICS

Management

Name Mitie

Type Private For-Profit

2016

Name GEO Group Ltd

Type Private For-Profit

2011
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 Primecare

Service Health care

2013

Provider OCR

Service Education or training

2013

Provider GEO Group Ltd

Service Management

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
Security Regime

Security Level Secure

2011
Maximum official detention period at facility

Length Long-term (more than 20 days)

2011
Demographics

Name Adult men

2013

Name Adult men

2010
Categories of detainees

Name Asylum seekers (administrative)

2011

Name Undocumented migrants (administrative)

2011
Gender segregation

Gender Segregation Not Applicable

2011
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 615

2013

Type Standard capacity

Capacity 259

2010
Reported population at a specific time

Number 570

2013

Number 595

2011

Number 585

2011
Reports of adequate or inadequate conditions

Adequate or Inadequate? Inadequate

Detention centre conditions Escorts and Removals

2013

Adequate or Inadequate? Inadequate

Detention centre conditions Overcrowding

2013

Adequate or Inadequate? Adequate

Detention centre conditions Protection from Physical Violence

2013

Adequate or Inadequate? Inadequate

Detention centre conditions Showers and toilets

2013

Adequate or Inadequate? Inadequate

Detention centre conditions State of repair

2013

Adequate or Inadequate? Inadequate

Detention centre conditions Cell space

2013

Adequate or Inadequate? Inadequate

Detention centre conditions Bedding and clothing

2013

Adequate or Inadequate? Inadequate

Detention centre conditions Medical care

2013

Adequate or Inadequate? Adequate

Detention centre conditions Food provision

2013

Adequate or Inadequate? Inadequate

Detention centre conditions Recreation

2013

Adequate or Inadequate? Adequate

Detention centre conditions Outdoor exercise

2013

Adequate or Inadequate? Inadequate

Detention centre conditions Escorts and Removals

2011

Adequate or Inadequate? Inadequate

Detention centre conditions Hygiene

2011

Adequate or Inadequate? Inadequate

Detention centre conditions Ventilation

2011

Adequate or Inadequate? Inadequate

Detention centre conditions Showers and toilets

2011

Adequate or Inadequate? Inadequate

Detention centre conditions Bedding and clothing

2011

Adequate or Inadequate? Inadequate

Detention centre conditions Food provision

2011

Adequate or Inadequate? Inadequate

Detention centre conditions Medical care

2011

Adequate or Inadequate? Inadequate

Detention centre conditions Recreation

2011

Adequate or Inadequate? Adequate

Detention centre conditions Outdoor exercise

2011
Access by international organizations, civil society, national institutions

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

BUREAUCRATIC CHARACTERISTICS

Custodial authority

Agency UK Visas and Immigration

Ministry Home Office

Ministry Typology Interior or Home Affairs

2011