Gatwick Airport, Gatwick, West Sussex

Tinsley House Immigration Removal Centre (IRC)

Status

Last documented use

2016

Type: Administrative (Immigration detention centre)

Authority: Private For-Profit

Detains: Asylum seekers, Undocumented migrants

Capacity

153

2016

Reported Population

110

2014

Inadequate Conditions

No

2014

United Kingdom

28,941

Immigration detainees

13,636

Detained asylum seekers

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GENERAL CHARACTERISTICS

Contact Information

Address: Tinsley House IRC Perimeter Road South Gatwick Airport Gatwick West Sussex RH6 0PQ UK Tel: + 44 1293 434800; Fax: + 44 1293 434846

Center status

Status Last documented use

2016

Status In use

2015

Status In use

2012
GDP facility typology

Category Filter Administrative

Type Immigration detention centre

2011
National typology

Name Immigration Removal Centre (IRC)

2015
Operating period

Year of Entry 1996

Year Ceased

OPERATIONAL CHARACTERISTICS

Management

Name G4S Group

Type Private For-Profit

2016

Name G4S Group

Type Private For-Profit

2011
Outsourced services and non-state actors

Provider G4S Group

Service Health care

2016

Provider Tascor

Service Detainee transport

2014

Provider G4S Group

Service Education or training

2014

Provider G4S Group

Service Management

2012

Provider Reliance

Service Detainee transport

2012

Provider West Sussex Primary Care Trust

Service Health care

2012

Provider G4S Group

Service Health care

2012

Provider Saxonbrook

Service Health care

2012

Provider G4S Group

Service Detainee transport

2011

Provider Saxonbrook Medical Centre

Service Health care

2011

Provider G4S Group

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 Families

2016

Name Accompanied minors

2016

Name Unaccompanied minors

2016

Name Adult men

2014

Name Families

2014

Name Adult men

2012

Name Adult women

2012

Name Families

2012

Name Accompanied minors

2012

Name Accompanied minors

2011

Name Families

2011

Name Adult women

2011

Name Adult men

2011
Categories of detainees

Name Asylum seekers (administrative)

2011

Name Undocumented migrants (administrative)

2011
Gender segregation

Gender Segregation Yes

2011
Family segregation

Family Segregation Yes

2014
Estimated capacity (administrative immigration detention facility)

Type Standard capacity

Capacity 153

2016

Type Standard capacity

Capacity 154

2012

Type Standard capacity

Capacity 155

2011

Type Standard capacity

Capacity 116

2010
Reported population at a specific time

Number 110

2014

Number 111

2012

Number 100

2011
Reports of adequate or inadequate conditions

Adequate or Inadequate? Adequate

Detention centre conditions Protection from Physical Violence

2014

Adequate or Inadequate? Adequate

Detention centre conditions State of repair

2014

Adequate or Inadequate? Inadequate

Detention centre conditions Ventilation

2014

Adequate or Inadequate? Adequate

Detention centre conditions Medical care

2014

Adequate or Inadequate? Inadequate

Detention centre conditions Food provision

2014

Adequate or Inadequate? Adequate

Detention centre conditions Access to internet

2014

Adequate or Inadequate? Adequate

Detention centre conditions Freedom of movement within facility

2014

Adequate or Inadequate? Adequate

Detention centre conditions Outdoor exercise

2014

Adequate or Inadequate? Adequate

Detention centre conditions Escorts and Removals

2012

Adequate or Inadequate? Adequate

Detention centre conditions Protection from Physical Violence

2012

Adequate or Inadequate? Adequate

Detention centre conditions Hygiene

2012

Adequate or Inadequate? Inadequate

Detention centre conditions Ventilation

2012

Adequate or Inadequate? Inadequate

Detention centre conditions Food provision

2012

Adequate or Inadequate? Inadequate

Detention centre conditions Medical care

2012

Adequate or Inadequate? Adequate

Detention centre conditions Freedom of movement within facility

2012

Adequate or Inadequate? Adequate

Detention centre conditions Recreation

2012

Adequate or Inadequate? Adequate

Detention centre conditions Access to telephones

2012

Adequate or Inadequate? Adequate

Detention centre conditions Access to internet

2012

Adequate or Inadequate? Inadequate

Detention centre conditions Escorts and Removals

2011

Adequate or Inadequate? Adequate

Detention centre conditions Protection from Physical Violence

2011

Adequate or Inadequate? Inadequate

Detention centre conditions Ventilation

2011

Adequate or Inadequate? Adequate

Detention centre conditions Hygiene

2011

Adequate or Inadequate? Adequate

Detention centre conditions Showers and toilets

2011

Adequate or Inadequate? Inadequate

Detention centre conditions Food provision

2011

Adequate or Inadequate? Adequate

Detention centre conditions Medical care

2011

Adequate or Inadequate? Adequate

Detention centre conditions Recreation

2011

Adequate or Inadequate? Adequate

Detention centre conditions Access to telephones

2011

Adequate or Inadequate? Inadequate

Detention centre conditions Access to internet

2011
Access by international organizations, civil society, national institutions

Yes or No Yes

Type of institution National non-governmental groups

2012

Yes or No Yes

Type of institution Bar associations or similar

2012
Family access

Family Access Yes

2012
Reports of attempted or successful suicides at this facility

Suicides Reported Yes

2012
Armed guards
Reported overstays at facility
Estimated average detention period (days)
Legal segregation
Age segregation
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