Police HQ in Hull city centre starting to take shape
BUILDING work on a new £1.3m police station for officers in the city centre is well under way.
The station will be home to neighbourhood policing officers currently based at Queens Gardens, which is being replaced by a new £30m station in Clough Road.
Staff are expected to move into the building on the corner of Osborne Street and Myton Street in February.
Humberside Police assistant chief officer Phil Goatley said: "This station is about relocating all of the resources needed for policing the city centre out of Queens Gardens so we can vacate that when everything else is moved to Clough Road.
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"It is a better building than Queens Gardens and will give officers better access to the city centre."
Mr Goatley and Inspector Lee Edwards, who heads up the Riverside neighbourhood policing team, were given a tour around the new station yesterday by developers Allenby Construction.
Spread over three floors, the station includes a public reception area and interview rooms, as well as officers for the neighbourhood policing and public order teams.
Part of the building, a former day nursery, was demolished to provide car parking space for up to 15 vehicles.
Insp Edwards said: "It looks excellent and is in the perfect location for us. It is definitely fit for purpose.
"Queens Gardens is an old building and inevitably space is confined. It will be nice for the team to move into something new, which will make their working lives easier."
Work on Clough Road police station is expected to be completed this week, with the building being formally handed over to Humberside Police Authority next week.
Staff will begin moving into the station next month, with it expected to become fully operational in January.
Neighbourhood officers will then move from Queens Gardens to the new station in Osborne Street the following month.
Mr Goatley said: "Once we remove the custody facility from Queens Gardens, there is no driving reason to have a major police station in the middle of the city like that.
"This building is a much better base, as it is big enough and has the functionality needed by the team.
"It is still in the city centre and is actually better located as the centre of the city has migrated west. It will give the officers better access to where they need to be."