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Humberside Police Force operations centre planned near Hull

The Humberside Police Force have commissioned the delivery of a new operations centre in Melton West Business Park, a few miles West of Hull, with the appointed contractor for the development having been named as Wilmott Dixon and the property developer as the Wykeland Group.

Going into more detail, the new Humberside Police Force operations centre will be able to accommodate 535 members of staff and will cover an area of 107,000sq ft over a total of three-storeys, with construction scheduled to commence in the third quarter of 2020 while completion of the development in its entirety has no prediction date.

The £20M contract for the construction of this new development was procured through the Scape Group National Construction Framework, although the development itself is yet to be approved by the East Yorkshire County Council.

Bryan Bond architects were appointed to design the new building and have done so with sustainability in mind, insisting that the development be made out of environmentally-friendly materials while also possessing energy efficient heating, energy efficient light, and alternative transport infrastructure to encourage cycling to work as opposed to driving.

The Humberside Police and Crime Commissioner, Keith Hunter stated: “The new development at Melton will, if approved, allow Humberside Police to bring together a number of specialist crime investigation functions, some of which deal with the most serious crimes and vulnerable victims, and provide a new, state of the art force control room which will continue the great progress made in public contact over the last few years.”

The Manager Director at Willmott Dixon, Anthony Dillon added: “We are delighted to be creating an important new hub for Humberside Police. It’s going to provide a smart, efficient environment for the force to deliver policing across the region for many generations to come.”

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