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The challenge

Central Government have pledged to increase funding, training and resources to combat heightened security concerns. These include:

  • £143m to boost the UK’s armed response capability
  • £34m available from the Counter Terrorism Policing Grant
  • 1500 additional firearms officers to be trained in England and Wales (600 of which will be based in London)
  • Enhancement of rapid-reaction capability
  • Increase in the number of regional counter-terrorism teams
  • Contingency plans for deployment of armed police units with up to 10,000 military troops in the event of a terror attack

Specialist training facilities will be a central to meeting these requirements. These commitments need the support of proven, expert and industry known specialist ballistic and police training design consultants to ensure existing or new training facilities are fit for purpose and ready to support the current and future challenges.

Capra Architects have over 20 years experience to support these challenges, scroll down to find out more about our specialist team and experts.


Expertise and experience

The team have over 20 years’ experience of collaboratively working together on a range of projects; developing the most advanced solutions in firearms training.

Projects include:

  • External NDA ranges
  • Indoor ranges
  • Ballistic testing range
  • Public order facilities
  • 360-degree live fire shoot house solutions, and
  • Method of entry training facilities using both dynamic and explosive techniques
  • Police teaching facilities / classrooms
  • Forensic ballistics facilities and testing ranges
  • Armory

Projects are undertaken from feasibility design, through planning and detailed design to completion of construction. All schemes are JSP403, Home Office and College of Policing Compliant.

Experts in ballistic design solutions

  • Over 20 years’ experience working on a wide range of specialist police and military projects
  • Strong working relationships with College of Policing and Ministry of Defence
  • In-depth understanding of site context to ensure planning issues are fully addressed
  • All projects are carried out to BIM Level 2, as per government requirements
  • All Capra architect’s staff are security vetted to NPPV3, with senior management vetted to NVPPV3+SC
  • Project references available upon request