Tinsley House

Tinsley House Posts

Address and Contact Details

Tinsley House IRC
Perimeter Road South
Gatwick Airport
Surrey RH6 0PQ
Tel: 01293 434800

Fax: 01293 434825

Borders Agency Website Link
AVID Website Link

Tinsley House was the first UK purpose built detention centre. It was opened in 1996, has a capacity to hold 135 people at any one time and around 11,000 detainees currently go through the centre each year. In 2001, it became the first centre to hold families.

Managed by Group4, now operating as Global Solutions Limited – owned by Engelfield Capital and Electra Partners Europe, Tinsley House is known as one of the less harsh regimes but people are kept there for decreasing periods so they cannot develop a relationship with visitors or find a decent solicitor to take their case.

Local Campaigns and Support Groups

The London and Brighton No Borders groups campaign for the closure of Brook House.
Brighton NoBorders
London NoBorders

The Gatwick Detainees Welfare Group provide support and coordinate visitor groups to Brook (and Tinsley) House.

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