| Sun Hill|
Sun Hill Police Station has seen Major Development since it Opened it's Doors in 1983. I Have created some BluePrints showing The Internal Layout of the Station, any Doors and Windows.
- NOTE: These are a rough Approximation of the Layout and may not be 100% Valid. All blueprints are based on General Knowledge and Video Footage. If you notice any Errors, please let me know.
|In Late 2009, Sun Hill saw futher Internal Redevelopment:
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.
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In February 2006, the first floor of the building went through something of a minor re-vamp:
Other changes later in the year include:
(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.)
In May 2005, The Interior of the Building was given a Major Facelift following the Tragic Events of the Fire.
The reopening was dedicated to the lives of the officers killed; DC Ken Drummond, SRO Marilyn Chambers and PC Andrea Dunbar. It was also dedicated to the lives of Denise, Leia and Malcolm Okaro, the wife and children of current Superintendent Adam Okaro, who were killed in a car accident the day before the reopening.
Some Changes Include:
Following on from the tragic Firebombing in 2002, which also claimed the lives of a dozen officers, the interior of the building was given a major revamp.
The reopening was dedicated to the lives of the deceased officers; Inspector Andrew Monroe, DCs Paul Riley & Kate Spears and PCs Ben Hayward, Di Worrell and Sam Harker. It was also dedicated to the life of Chief Inspector Derek Conway, who was killed in the line of duty a few weeks before. The suspect for his murder was also jailed for the firebombing, after a framing by it's actual arsonist PC Des Taviner. A memorial plaque was added just over a year and a half later.
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.
|Following the on-going re-vamp of the Station (plus the move to a new, third, Filming Location), a new layout was revealed in in the May 1990 episode A Fresh Start|
|Aerial View of Sun Hill MK2" (The Building at the back). Now converted into Flats||Image of the front of Sun Hill MK2 at Barlby Road (Taken from Street View)||Scanned Image from 1991 publication 'The Bill' showing layout of lower floor of Sun Hill MK2|
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Throughout the series, there have been three filming locations for Sun Hill police station. From the first series, the police station consisted of a set of buildings, opposite the Chimney Stack in Pennington Street, Artichoke Hill, Wapping, East London. However, these buildings were next to the News International plant and during the winter of 1985–86 there was much industrial action which resulted in some altercations between the strikers and what they thought were the real police, but were actually actors working on The Bill. Working conditions got so dire, that the production team realised they needed to find another base to set Sun Hill police station.