The Police Commissioner unveiled a refreshed 12-year strategy in October 2023, to continue the transformation of the force's stations and buildings to ensure Merseyside Police is fit to fight crime, now and into the future.
The strategy focusses on putting more money into frontline policing by selling old, out-dated and inefficient buildings and replacing them with more cost-effective, flexible and fit-for-purpose facilities.
The plan encompasses some huge developments including major new police hubs in St Helens, Wirral, Knowsley and new police stations in Southport and Newton-le-Willows, all of which are due to be completed in the next five years.
The money for all the projects are completely separate from, and cannot be diverted to, the funding used to pay for Merseyside Police’s officers and staff.
A major refurbishment for Merseyside Polices busiest operational station completed in October 2023. It will house 450 officers and staff, including teams from Local Policing, Protecting Vulnerable People, Investigations, Fingerprints and the Economic Crime Team.
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Merseyside Police's state-of-the-art new headquarters, Rose Hill, opened for business in October 2021 after being handed over on time and on budget. It was formally opened by HRH, the Earl of Wessex, in March 2022.
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Merseyside Police's new £48 million state-of-the-art Operational Command Centre in Speke opened its doors in November 2018, bringing 1,200 officers and support staff who tackle serious and organised crime together under one roof.
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In February 2020, a £20m centralised new Vehicle Fleet Management Facility and Police Patrol Hub was opened on Edge Lane providing a purpose-built new base for 700 officers and staff.
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An £8 million refurbishment of Mather Avenue, including the Mounted Section’s stable block, was completed in January 2020 with the aim of it becoming the force's primary training centre. It also provides a permanent location for the Commissioner's small team.
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One of the first major projects to be completed, Bebington Police Station received a £2 million face-lift, including the creation a brand new and purpose built suite for interviewing vulnerable victims and witnesses.
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The refreshed Estates Strategy is underpinned by the core principles of sustainability, social value, affordability and supporting operational policing.
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Any decisions made in relation to the Estate Strategy will be fully detailed in the Key Decisions section of this website.
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