London Gatwick Airport, Gatwick

Brook House Immigration Removal Centre (IRC)

Status

In use

2020

Type: Immigration detention centre (Administrative)

Custodial Authority: UK Visas and Immigration

Management: Serco (Private For-Profit)

Detains: Adult men, Immigration Removal Centre (IRC)

Capacity Reported population Deaths at facility
448
239

2019

No Data
United Kingdom

23,970

Immigration detainees (2020)

4,270

Estimated detention capacity (2015)

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FACILITY NAMES
Brook House Immigration Removal Centre (IRC)
Location

Country: United Kingdom

City & Region: London Gatwick Airport, Gatwick, Europe

Latitude, Longitude: 51.1522168043, -0.1874542236

Contact Information

Address: Brook House IRC Perimeter Road South London Gatwick Airport Gatwick RH6 0PQ UK Tel: 01293 566500 Tel: 01293 566559 (to arrange visits) Fax: 01293 566590"


MANAGEMENT & BUDGET

Facility type

Category Filter Administrative

Type Immigration detention centre

2011
National typology

Name Immigration Removal Centre (IRC)

2015
Operating Period

Year of Entry 2009

Center Status

Status In use

2020

Status Last documented use

2016

Status In use

2015
Management

Name Serco

Type Private For-Profit

2020

Name G4S Group

Type Private For-Profit

2016

Name G4S Group

Type Private For-Profit

2013

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

2013

Provider G4S Group

Service Health care

2013

Provider G4S Group

Service Education or training

2013

Provider G4S Group

Service Management

2013

Provider Reliance

Service Detainee transport

2011

Provider Saxonbrook Medical (Crawley)

Service Health care

2011

Provider G4S Group

Service Education or training

2011
Custodial Authorities

Agency UK Visas and Immigration

Ministry Home Office

Ministry Typology Interior or Home Affairs

2011

DETAINEES

Demographics

Name Adult men

2019

Name Adult men

2011

Name Adult men

2010
Categories of detainees

Name Asylum seekers (administrative)

2019

Name Asylum seekers (administrative)

2011

Name Undocumented migrants (administrative)

2011

SIZE & POPULATION

Capacity (specialised immigration facility)

Type Standard capacity

Capacity 448

2019

Type Standard capacity

Capacity 448

2016

Type Standard capacity

Capacity 448

2013

Type Standard capacity

Capacity 426

2011

Type Standard capacity

Capacity 426

2010
Reported Population (day)

Number 239

2019

Number 421

2013

Number 406

2011

Number 395

2011
Reports of Overpopulation

Reported Overpopulation No

2019

LENGTH OF DETENTION

Detention Timeframe (long, medium, short)

Length Long-term (more than 20 days)

2019

Length Long-term (more than 20 days)

2011
Overstays

Reported Overstays Yes

2019

Reported Overstays Yes

2013

OUTCOMES

Reports of Deaths

Reported deaths? No

2019
Reports of Suicide Attempts

Suicides Reported Yes

2019

Suicides Reported Yes

2013
Percentage of Detainees Released (year)

Percentage 44

2019
Percentage of Detainees Transferred (year)

Percentage 19

2019
Percentage of Detainees Deported (year)

Percentage 37

2019

CONDITIONS RATINGS

Overall Inspection Score

Minimum Standards (“Good,” “Acceptable,” or “Meets Standards”)

2019
Inadequate conditions

Medical care

2019

Escorts and Removals

2013

Ventilation

2013

Showers and toilets

2013

Hygiene

2013

Medical care

2013

Food provision

2013

Freedom of movement within facility

2013

Outdoor exercise

2013

Escorts and Removals

2011

Ventilation

2011

Cell space

2011

Showers and toilets

2011

Food provision

2011

Recreation

2011

Freedom of movement within facility

2011

CARCERAL INDICATORS

External Security Regime

Secure

2011

STAFF

Mistreatment Reports

Yes

2019

Yes

2017

Yes

2013

SEGREGATION

Gender Segregation

Not Applicable

2019

Not Applicable

2011
Legal Segregation

Not Applicable

2019

Not Applicable

2011
Family Segregation

Not Applicable

2019

Not Applicable

2011
Age Segregation

Not Applicable

2019

Not Applicable

2011

CELLS

Security/Isolation Cells

Yes

2019

COMMUNAL SPACE & ACTIVITIES

Hours Outdoor Space Accessible

8

2019
Activities/Education for Children

Yes

2019
Skills Development for Adults

Yes

2019
Language Classes

Yes

2019
Possibility to Prepare Own Meals

Yes

2019
Remunerated Work

Yes

2019
Outdoor Space

Yes

2019

HEALTH CARE

Medical Screening upon Arrival (within 48 hours)

Yes

2019
Psychological Evaluation upon Arrival

Yes

2019
Doctor on Duty (at least once per week)

Yes

2019
Qualified Nurse Present (on daily basis)

Yes

2019
Regular Psychologist Visits (at least once per week)

Yes

2019

MONITORING & ACCESS

Monitors & Civil Society Access

Yes

National non-governmental groups

2013

Yes

Bar associations or similar

2013
Family Access

Yes

2019

Yes

2013
Lawyer Access

Yes

2019

TELECOMMUNICATIONS

Access to Telephones

Yes

2019
Free Outgoing Local Calls

Yes

2019
Receiving Calls

Yes

2019
Computer Access

Yes (unrestricted)

2019
Internet Access

Yes (with restrictions)

2019
Access to Personal Cell Phones

Yes (with restrictions)

2019