|Client:||West Mercia Police / Herefordshire & Worcestershire Fire & Rescue Service|
|Architect:||Bond Bryan Architects|
|Designer:||Coles Grant & Jones Building Services Ltd.|
Redditch is to receive a new combined Police and Fire Station. This will be built on Middlehouse Lane, adjacent to the existing Fire Station on Birmingham Road, and will the existing Police Station in the town centre.
The planning application stated the both buildings were outdated, and no longer fulfilled the requirements for the services as they operate today.
This development aims to improve delivery services for local residents and the surrounding areas, ensuring better value for taxpayers money. Furthermore, it will improve joint response to emergency incidents by bringing both police and fire service delivery under one roof.
In March 2022 we were approached to assist with cost advice on the project, following the preparation of initial concept proposals. The project was given the go-ahead in June, and we began to refine the cost advice in conjunction with the client’s professional team.
Predominantly an administrative hub, the building will accommodate police operations including four interview rooms and a reception area, alongside three appliance bays for the fire service and a station communications office on the ground floor, with space for the Safer Neighbourhood Team, the Criminal Investigation Department and individual sleeping quarters for fire service personnel at first floor level.
The second floor will include space for police teams and a pole drop for fire service teams to quickly access the ground floor.
Both services will share a range of amenities including a main kitchen, gym, toilets, conference and meeting rooms.
The existing police and fire station facilities in Redditch will remain open until the combined hub facility is completed in Autumn 2024.