Creating a state-of-the-art control centre and operational support building
- Providing space for over 500 staff
- Encompassing many sustainability features
- The facility will house specialist units such as major crime investigation
We are working closely with Humberside Police to deliver a state-of-the-art £20m control centre.
The 107,000 square foot, three-storey operational support building, which will be constructed next to the force’s existing facility at Melton West Business Park near Hull, will accommodate over 500 staff and contain a new control room handling all telephone calls and public contact. It will also house specialist units such as major crime investigation to free up space in other buildings to accommodate the uplift in police officers which has increased by around 500 since 2016.
The development is a joint project between Humberside Police Force and Melton West landowners and developers Wykeland Group, supported by planning consultants DLP and designed by Bond Bryan architects. The design includes sustainable features such as energy efficient heating and lighting systems, plus use of environmentally-friendly materials and facilities to encourage staff to cycle to and from work.
Police and Crime Commissioner Keith Hunter, who has responsibility for the force estate said:
“Being able to confirm this new building will now go ahead is therefore a great announcement for our area. It will create jobs and boost supply lines throughout the Humber region. This go-ahead is a statement that we will emerge and Humberside Police will continue to drive forward its ambition to be an outstanding police force. We must invest for the future.”
Anthony Dillon, managing director of Willmott Dixon in the North:
“It’s critical that those who work around the clock to keep us all safe have the right facilities and a suitable working environment for 21st century policing. These new modern facilities for Humberside Police are designed to create a state-of-the-art environment, giving control room teams and officers in specialist units the very best support they need to serve the people of Humberside.”
“We’re proud to be working in partnership once again with Humberside Police to support the modernisation of its estate, having also delivered the Birchin Way custody facility in Grimsby, the first to be delivered using our CODE pre-designed concept which we believe is the next generation for custodial facilities.”
Procured via Major Works England and Northern Ireland, a part of the Scape National Construction framework, it is scheduled for completion and opening in 2022.