Seaforth Police Station
This is one of a number of models created by the Seaglam Model Making Project, supported by Armada Model Designs. The complete list of Seaforth architectural models, with links to their web pages, is as follows:
Building work took place on the new police station from 1895 to 1897. The force policed an area of 21,139 acres with an estimated population of over 46,000, covering an area from Croxteth to Hightown. The station included a magistrates' court, weights and measures office, living accommodation, day room, drying room, cells, exercise and drill yards, stables and coach house. The first superintendent of the new county police station was the much admired John Cross. Seaforth police station was demolished in 2007, however, if you look closely, you will see that some of its features are echoed in the residential building that now sits in its place.
The Police station was always going to be the most challenging of the Seaforth models to create. Fortunately, one of the course members, Dave Norton, was an architectural technician and possessed an excellent photographic survey of the station prior to demolition. From this it was possible to draw up the exterior geometry in CAD software and thereby design a kit from which the physical model could be built.