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  • 2021


  • £37M

    project value

  • 1,100

    officers based here

Creating a new efficient headquarters for Merseyside Police


  • Enabling staff to work in a more flexible and efficient way
  • New facility will save money by reducing the annual running costs of the police estate

Our team of experts in the blue-light sector are creating the new headquarters for Merseyside Police in Liverpool.

The purpose-built, four-storey centre, which is being built adjacent to the force’s existing station on St Anne Street, will house more than 1,100 officers and staff who will move over from the current headquarters on Canning Street in Liverpool city centre and a number of other locations across Merseyside.

The 12,800 m2 centre will provide modern, open-plan offices, meeting rooms, and break-out spaces and has been designed to enable staff to work in a more flexible way. Located on a predominantly brownfield site, the new police base will be bound by Scotland Road, St Anne Street and the approach road to the Queensway tunnel, breathing new life into one of the principal routes into the city centre.

Merseyside’s Police and Crime Commissioner Jane Kennedy said

“This new, modern and flexible headquarters will provide officers, PCSOs and staff with the right facilities and working environment to fight crime, now and in the future, ensuring Merseyside Police is equipped to protect our communities for years to come.”

As with all Willmott Dixon projects our team is committed to providing a significant economic boost to the local area, offering a range of training and employment opportunities for workers in the Liverpool City Region. Anthony Dillon, managing director of Willmott Dixon in the North, said:

“We are very proud to be working on these modern new headquarters for Merseyside Police, and are committed to delivering a quality and cost effective environment that will serve officers, PCSOs and staff for years to come.
“We look forward to working in close collaboration with the force, with whom we share a commitment to leaving a positive and lasting legacy in the communities in which we work. We will continue to build on the 3,000 apprentice weeks and 1,950 school and college works we’ve delivered in this city to date.”

Across the city of Liverpool, Willmott Dixon has delivered over £90m of community and regeneration projects, with a total of £75m spent with local businesses.

Mark Robinson, Scape Group chief executive, commented:

“Ensuring that the Merseyside Police headquarters are future proofed for the changing complexities of modern policing is critical. By harnessing the extensive experience Scape and Willmott Dixon have in working with police forces, Merseyside Police can be confident that their project will be delivered with dedicated expertise and with a full commitment to ensure that taxpayers’ money is spent efficiently and locally.”

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A socially distanced topping out was held in June 2020