In 2007, The Exterior of the Building went under Major Redevelopment, not only to Give Sun Hill a Modern Policing Look, but also the Separate the Sun Hill and St. Hugh's Entrances. The new wall that now comes down the Forecourt is a show wall to Separate the Two Sites and there are No Rooms behind the Windows that are visible. Some Changes Include:
All Doors are given the New Metropolitan Police Door Signs.
The CAD Suite is Converted into an Integrated Borough Operations Suite (IBO), which is the CCTV and Control Room for the Borough of Canley. It Contains all the Hi-Tech Computer Equipment required for Canley Cops to Fight Crime.
New Doors are added to Cells in Custody.
The Drug's Refferal Office is Converted into an Office for the CPS Lawyer.
In February 2006, the first floor of the building went through something of a minor re-vamp:
All dark wooden doors are replaced with a lighter variety.
C.I.D shifts across the hallway, and now encompasses the old open-plan area, Supt. Office & part of C.S.U.
A CID Briefing Room is also created, using part of the space previously occupied by the C.S.U.
A section of the old D.C.I's office becomes the D.I's new office.
The Supt. & D.C.I's office(s) are moved into part of the space that the old C.I.D office used to cover; with a small corridor spanning the entrance to the balcony.
The B.I.U is moved from its old location at the top of the stairs, and into to the old DI's Office.
The old C.I.D. storeroom/T.I.U becomes a computer room.
Other changes later in the year include:
The D.I's office is extended, and now covers exterior windows, rather than two. A new, large interior window is also added, overlooking the main staircase.
The sergeants' office is extended to cover the locker room, and given a make-over.
The Inspectors office is also given a makeover.
Most dark wooden doors being replaced with lighter ones.
The soft interview room is redecorated
A new Uniform Briefing Room is created behind the kitchen, in the old location of the Gym.
New Changing Rooms are created with the remainder of Space in the Old Gym Area. The male changing rooms are transformed into a storeroom, whilst the female are unused on-screen.
Old Briefing Room becomes the Station CCTV Room.
(Note: production-wise, some of the changes (such as the new colour scheme for the Supt. Office), can be glimpsed in Episode 384; story-wise, the changes to C.I.D first be seen in #386, whilst the new Supt./D.C.I offices can be seen in #387.)
A new Property Store and Writing Room replaces the old Recreation Area.
The interior door(s) leading into the Custody Area are moved to the other end of the corridor.
CID is extended, and now covers the old position of the DCI's Office, and the Corridor between the two.
A new Borough Intellgence Unit (B.I.U.) is introduced at the top of the stairs.
The Corridor between the Stairwell and landing area is reduced, having been replaced in-part by B.I.U (see above); in accordance with this, the Doors between the two areas are moved, and are now situatied directly at the top of the stairwell.
The DCI's Office is moved to the old position of the Ch. Insp's Office, and extended slightly into the old Ch/Supt Office.
The Supt. Office is extended also, in addition to replacing the old Conference Room.
A new Community Support Unit is introduced at the bottom end of the floor; replacing (in-part) the Conference Room, and the Crime Support Unit, and covers almost half of the landing area!
Does anyone know what the room opposite the Supt. Office is called? No episode I've viewed so far gives clear reference to either the door sign, or the room within?
In January '93, as part of an operation, the C.I.D General Office is given a slight extention and now covers the room adjacent to the DCI's Office. These changes are first seen on-screen in Supply and Demand, when the decorators are finishing the final touches to the new area.