St. James Campus Police Training Academy
The proposed new buildings have been designed to enhance and reflect the historic nature of the Campus. The Training Academy’s sloped roof, exterior veranda, high windows, columns, prominent entrance elements, color, finishes and architectural detailing create symmetry with the existing barracks, recognizing the historic grand traditions of the Ceremonial Drill Plaza and the activities that take place there. The new Training Academy building will have a celebrated formal entrance opposite the main entrance to the Barracks building and the front façade is symmetrical composed to articulate the main entrance. The Training Academy building is three stories in height, with the northern portion recessed into the site to negate the substantial grade change. The publicly- accessible Auditorium is located on the south side of the Training Academy building and the Moot Court is located on the north side. The new Armoury Building will house state- of-the- art virtual training rooms and a firing range. There will be an aquatic facility that will have a six-lane pool, locker rooms, showers, and rest rooms. The Drill Plaza and Cricket Arena will have a new 530 seat grandstand.
The Police Training Academy’s old dilapidated perimeter wall was replaces with a new perimeter masonry wall. The new wall, designed according to the principles of CPTED (Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design) consists of combination of masonry and concrete base with a cast iron decorative picket fencing on top. The new wall is sixteen feet tall and is built as a multiple-wythe wall composed of a single type of masonry unit layered to increase its thickness and structural strength.