New hub for Merseyside Police
- Modern facilities ensuring officers and staff are equipped and in the right location to serve communities
- Development playing a major role in the city regeneration
- Part of wider strategy to reduce annual running costs of police buildings by £2.5M
We have created a new hub for Merseyside Police in Liverpool. The facility encompasses a central property store, vehicle fleet workshop and emergency response unit.
The vehicle fleet and operational policing hub provides a base for approximately 550 police staff. All officers and staff due to be relocated by March 2020.
The hub enables teams who are currently based in a number of stations across Liverpool to be brought together under one roof. This includes the emergency incident response unit, targeted policing teams and the crime demand teams, as well as the vehicle repair centre. It also forms an integral part of a wider regeneration project aimed at breathing new life into the Edge Lane gateway to Liverpool.
The project was procured via Scape’s Major Works framework, which has since been superseded by Major Works - England & Northern Ireland, part of Scape’s National Construction framework.
The centre is an integral part of the Commissioner’s 10-year strategy to transform and modernise Merseyside Police’s station and facilities, while working to reduce the annual running costs of the police’s buildings by £2.5m.
Anthony Dillon, managing director of Willmott Dixon in the North said:
"We are very proud to be part of creating these new modern facilities for Merseyside Police, which will provide a quality and value for money environment designed to help front line officers and staff best serve the people of Liverpool."Merseyside’s
Police Commissioner Jane Kennedy said:
“The officers and staff of Merseyside Police need facilities which are fit for purpose for modern policing. This new development on Edge Lane will ensure our officers and staff are equipped and in the right location to serve our communities now and in the future. This new centre will also save costs and increase efficiency, by bringing teams which are currently based at a number of sites all together under one roof. This will reduce Merseyside Police’s annual running costs, ensuring money can be redirected towards frontline policing.
“It is also pleasing that, through this development, Merseyside Police are playing a major role in helping to regenerate this part of the city. Edge Lane is a major gateway into the city and I have worked for many years to encourage investment and growth in the area. I look forward to watching as it is brought to life for the benefit of the whole community over the coming year."