1. Introduction ............................................................................................... 3
2. Purpose of the Estate ............................................................................... 4
3. Management of the Estate ........................................................................ 5
4 Current Position of the Estate ................................................................... 6
4.4 Areas ................................................................................................. 6
4.5 Dogs Unit .............................................................................................
4.6 Custody Suites ....................................................................................
4.7 Headquarters .......................................................................................
4.9 Examination/Interview Suites ............................................................. 8
5 Achievements in 2008 and 2009 ............................................................... 8
6 Issues and Challenges to the Estate ...................................................... 10
7. Interim Action Plan to Progress Strategy ....................................................
Appendix A - Property Types and Functions .................................................. 12
Appendix B - Development Control Plan 2009-2011...................................... 14
1.1 This interim Estates Strategy is an update of the existing Estates
Investment Strategy, which was produced in 2006 and covers the
period 2009 to 2011. Due to the volume of change that the
Constabulary is currently experiencing the following interim strategy
has been developed, to overcome these challenges and shape the
estate for the future. This involves making best use of the existing
estate given the potential reduction in staff numbers and any new
developments will be in partnership through co-location.
1.2 The Authority needs to provide facilities for over 3500 individuals
including police officers, police community support officers, police staff,
special constables and other volunteers. These members of staff and
volunteers require fit for purpose facilities from which to receive the
public and to operate from.
1.3 This strategy sets out how the Estates Department ensure that the
specialist accommodation that is required to provide effective
operational policing as well as support functions is achieved in the
most effective, efficient and economical way possible. This strategy
supports the Policing Plan and is complemented by the Environmental
Strategy and Carbon Management Plan.
1.4 The strategy helps to ensure that the Authority’s estate is managed and
developed in such a way as to support delivery of the policing
objectives, as detailed below:-
Increase public confidence in policing
Respond effectively to the public when in need
Work in partnerships with others to create strong and vibrant
Prevent and investigate crime and disorder
Protect vulnerable people
Protect the public from serious organised crime and terrorism
1.5 The Constabulary’s values will be applied in everything that we do as
they fundamentally underpin our approach to policing and the way in
which we work for the public and each other. Our core values are:
1.6 This strategy will specifically align the services of the Estates
Department to also achieve the delivery of principles 10, 13 and 14:
Principle 10 – Area Commanders will ensure that Police Station Help
Desks or Community Contact Centres are provided at times
appropriate to the needs of neighborhoods
Principle 13 – Policing will be undertaken in partnership recognising
that community safety and crime reduction can only be achieved with
everyone accepting responsibility. To do this Neighbourhood Policing
Teams will be grouped into Neighbourhood Policing Units aligned to
Local Authority Area/neighbourhood working arrangements.
Principle 14 – Police resources will be aligned to local neighbourhoods
according to their vulnerability. This will be based on such issues as
crime, disorder, their geography and centrally funded police resources.
2. Purpose of the Estate
2.1 The estate exists to support the delivery of the Constabulary’s objectives
2.2 The Estates Strategy aims to provide an estate which will be flexible
enough to respond to the developing service requirements of the local
community and to contribute to increasing public confidence in policing.
It will allow the Constabulary to maintain and improve high quality
services, to improve efficiency and effectiveness to ensure good value
for money and an efficient use of resources.
2.3 The objectives of the Estates Department are to:
Design and locate buildings that are fit purpose and relevant to the
support of operational policing
Ensure buildings meet all health and safety requirements and other
legislative standards, for example Disability Discrimination Act
Identify and enable actions for co-location opportunities with partners
and work jointly with partners on estates matters
Provide buildings that are energy efficient (including utilities and
Reduce carbon emissions through delivery of the Carbon
Prepare a five year planned maintenance schedule, based on
Dispose of police houses and other buildings as they become vacant
and surplus to requirements
Implement a corporate brand for police stations
Standardise fixtures and fittings
Deliver cost and time efficient maintenance contract arrangements
Deliver customer focused estates and facilities management services
Develop a governance framework providing assurance that all
services are provided in the correct place and in a safe and compliant
2.4 These objectives will help to deliver the following facilities required to
police Cheshire over the next 3 years.
Area and Neighbourhood Policing Unit facilities for the delivery of
local police services
Convenient local public interface points
Specialist facilities for operational support
Support facilities, such as office accommodation, laboratories and
Telecommunication sites (masts and buildings) to support operational
Appendix A details the types of site, location and minimum requirements
required to police Cheshire over the next 3 years.
3 Management of the Estate
3.1 Qualified professional staff are employed within the Estates Department,
to provide advice to the Police Authority on all strategic and operational
matters in relation to the estate. The main areas of advice are outlined
Green travel planning
Operational estate management
Estate Health and Safety
Capital developments and project management
3.2 The Estates Department works closely with staff at Area level to ensure
that the needs of local operational departments are considered when
planned and reactive maintenance works take place, whilst ensuring that
a corporate approach is taken to managing the estate.
3.3 All bids for improvement works or building changes are managed
through the Estates Infrastructure Group, which is chaired by the
Director of Performance Development and has representation from each
Area, Force Operations, Estates, Finance and Information Technology
Services. The Terms of Reference are as follows:-
To ensure that best use of the estate is achieved
To ensure that estates capital and revenue monies are allocated
appropriately in line with operational, risk reduction and maintenance
To arbitrate on the use of the estate
To monitor the estates programme of works, in terms of progress and
To monitor progress against the Estates Strategy Action Plan
To monitor compliance with statutory duty
To identify and approve co-location opportunities with partners
3.4 The Constabulary participates in the annual Police Property Services
Managers benchmarking activity, as a method to measure performance
and value for money.
3.5 Service Level Agreements for delivery of services by the Estates
Department were put in place in 2009.
3.6 Condition Surveys are carried out every 5 years and on each building
owned by the Police Authority in order to establish the condition of the
estate and inform the planned maintenance programme.
4 Current Position of the Estate
4.1 The Authority estate consists of 59 properties. A summary of sites by
use can be seen below:
Use No. of Sites
Western Area 13
Eastern Area 15
Northern Area 9
Dog Unit 1
Custody suites 3
Police Houses 11
Telecommunications site (old Pale) 1
Motorway posts 2
Training (Probationer & Public Order) 2
Air Support Unit 1
4.2 Of the sites occupied by the Authority, 6 are leased. Three further sites
are used as interview and examination suites, but are owned by Social
Services. The value of the estate at April 2009 was £55million.
4.3 The Development Control plan attached at Appendix B, details each site
by Area, shows positive and negative points, and details the proposed
plans for each site.
4.4 The estate within Areas is varied in terms of age and condition of
buildings. Discussions with Area Commanders has highlighted the
following issues and challenges over the next 3 years:
4.4.1Crewe Police station is considered to be full to capacity, due to the
number of staff based there, a total of 303 in September 2009. The
third floor is occupied by the Crown Prosecution Service, Witness Care
Unit and Criminal Justice Unit, from whom no rental income is received.
4.4.2 Poynton Police Station is overcrowded housing 12 staff. Located
on the same site as the police station, is a disused police house that
requires alteration and planning consent to change its use, should this
become an option to increase capacity.
4.4.3 There are currently two tutor units within the Eastern Area, one at
Crewe and one at Macclesfield. The Area Commander would prefer to
merge into one, if appropriate accommodation can be found.
4.4.4 Congleton Police Station houses seven staff from Cheshire East
Council Domestic Violence Unit , nine Force Major Investigation Team
staff and the central tape and video library. Talks are currently under
way with Central and Eastern Cheshire Primary Care Trust and
Cheshire East Council in relation to a joint venture of developing a
single site for all services at the Congleton Police Station site, and
relocation of policing facilities.
4.4.5 Northern Area - Charles Stewart House is a leased building that
houses a variety of functions, including Criminal Justice, Crown
Prosecution Service lawyers, various policing services and also acts as
the disaster recovery centre for Call Management. The lease cost for
this site is considered to be high and the building is open plan, causing
confidentiality issues for some units when dealing with sensitive issues.
There are issues with the ventilation and heating at this site, which
4.4.6 Arpley Street is considered to be over capacity. Staffing levels
have increased since the introduction of the Town Centre
Neighbourhood Policing Team.
4.4.7 Sankey Police Station is considered to be over capacity, and
difficulties are experienced at booking on times and shift overlaps.
4.4.8 Widnes Police Station houses Force Major Investigation Team
staff and the cells are used for storage of evidence. The site has large
backlog maintenance requirements. Halton Borough Council has
expressed an interest in acquiring this site.
4.4.9 Western Area - Chester Inner Neighbourhood Policing Team
has a base at Chester Town Hall, which is considered not large enough
for the requirements of the team. Work is in progress with Cheshire
West and Chester Council to seek alternative accommodation, the unit
has moved out during the current refurbishment works at the Town
4.5.1 The dogs unit located at the rear of the headquarters site is a new
purposed built facility consisting of a ‘Soft Training House’, which is the
old farm house, dog kennels and 4 exercise yards. Based within the
training house is a training room and office facilities.
4.6 There are 3 Custody Suites, based at Middlewich, serving the Eastern
Area and Northwich, Runcorn, serving the Northern Area and Blacon,
Chester, serving the Western Area. The number of cells within each
custody suite is 36, 36 and 34 respectively. The Custody facilities are 4
years old and do not currently hold any significant maintenance issues.
Wilmslow custody facilities have recently been reinstated to act as a
business continuity facility.
4.7 The Headquarters building was opened in 2004 and was procured under
the private finance initiative. It was planned that 900 staff would be
based at the site, as an administrative, communication and training
centre, together with specialist support units. Current occupation figures
show that over 1400 staff are now based at headquarters, presenting
capacity and car parking issues.
4.8 Off site training is delivered from the Padgate Campus of Warrington
University which is a rent-free collaboration with the University and public
order training from leased premises in Winsford. The Tactical Training
Centre based at the headquarters site will house public order and
firearms training when it opens in April 2010, when the leased premises
will no longer be used.
4.9 Five examination and interview suites are in use across the County. The
Safe Place, to be built at the Leighton Hospital site at Crewe, is planned
to open in October 2010, containing video interview facilities, which will
remove the requirement to use the existing suites.
5 Achievements in 2008 and 2009
5.1 The following initiatives and projects have been delivered in 2008 and
Successful bid to Cheshire and Warrington Improvement and
Efficiency Partnership for funds to enable research work for co-
location of partners. Information has been gathered from 11 partners
and the properties mapped;
Development of relationships with partner organisations, resulting in
agreement to develop a joint Estates Strategy with Warrington
Borough Council and sharing of knowledge, information and best
practice with Fire, Health and Local Authorities;
Production of an Environmental Management Strategy and action
plan and appointment of Environment Officer;
Acceptance on to Local Authority Carbon Management Programme.
One of only three police forces to be accepted on to this programme,
run by the Carbon Trust. Through the Programme, the Constabulary
will receive, free of charge, technical and change
management guidance and mentoring from the Carbon Trust that
helps to identify practical carbon and cost saving opportunities. Only
organisations that show a true commitment to reducing carbon
emissions are accepted on to this programme. The primary focus of
the work is to reduce emissions which in turn reduces costs;
A review of waste management practices and waste procedures
implemented, resulting in full compliance with legislation across the
Professional advice to Tactical Training Centre and Safe Centre
projects through secondment of a member of the Estates team and
membership of Estates and Facilities professionals on the Tactical
Training Centre User Group;
Project management of improvement and refurbishment schemes
including Sandbach Police Station, Middlewich Police Station,
relocation of Dogs Unit (including sale of previous site),
refurbishment of staff toilet facilities across the estate and alterations
to Northwich Neighbourhood Policing Team facilities and property
Review of provision of police houses resulting in agreement to
dispose of properties as they become vacant. Two premises have
since been marketed and sold;
Review of Green Travel Plan for Headquarters site, including
production of Action Plan to reduce single vehicle occupancy
journeys to site, through promotion of ‘Liftshare’ Scheme, improved
car share parking facilities, development of cycle routes and regular
staff travel surveys. Approval of Green Travel Plan was received in
Establishment of Estates Infrastructure Group, enabling informed
decisions relating to improvements and adaptations to the estate to
be made collaboratively with Area representatives;
Implementation of Service Level Agreements, detailing services
delivered, response times and customer service standards.
Monitored by quarterly performance reports sent to Area
Implementation of robust, compliant estates out of hours on call
Estates maintenance contract strategy agreed through Before Action
Review methodology involving stakeholders and implementation
Response to 1400 ad hoc maintenance requests per year;
Contribution to Confidence Programme through review of corporate
signage and co-location work
Disability Discrimination audits completed;
Implementation of cleaning plus contract;
Management and delivery of estates and facilities management
services was smoothly bought back in house from the Custody PFI;
Facilities Management service delivery has been aligned with Areas,
rather than contracts, ensuring a more customer focused approach.
6 Issues and Challenges to the Estate
6.1 A summary of the current issues and challenges to the estate are:-
Engaging and working with partners to identify and deliver co-location
Impact of the estate on public confidence
Organisational and government drivers to reduce spending
Increasing energy costs
Capacity at some sites on Areas
Ownership of property not supporting operational needs (police
Increased number of staff based at headquarters since build with
shortage of car parking
Impact of corporately commissioned programs-Transforming
Business Services, Middle Office Review and Area review.
Force Major Investigation Team currently located in various police
buildings across the Force Area as not enough suitable
accommodation at headquarters, economies of scale achievable if
they were housed in one location.
Covert Policing Unit facilities at headquarters not fit for purpose
Completion of Tactical Training Centre and Safe Centre on time and
Requirement for change in Air Support Unit base location for
7. Interim Action Plan to Progress Strategy
7.1 The table below lists the actions that are being taken to respond to the
issues and challenges to the estate. This interim strategy will be
reviewed in November 2010 when the outcome of the ongoing internal
reviews will be known and the work with partners will have progressed.
Reference Issue/Challenge Action
ES 1 Engaging and working Initial project to map all partner premises
with partners to identify funded by Cheshire Warrington Improvement
and deliver co-location and Efficiency Partnership complete. Regular
opportunities. meetings with partners, Area Commanders
and Estates department established. Meetings
are to take place in relation to the sale of the
Widnes site to the council and relocation of
ES 2 Impact of estate on Confidence project has completed first mystery
confidence shopper exercise for police stations regarding
Reference Issue/Challenge Action
access, condition and corporacy of building
and service. Corporate brand designed for
outside and inside police stations and action
plan in place.
ES 3 Requirement to reduce Development of efficiency plan in Business
spending Services Support.
Increasing energy costs. Implementation of energy efficiency schemes
as detailed in Carbon Management Plan.
ES4 Overcrowding of police Awaiting outcome of Transforming Business
stations. Services and Middle Office programmes which
will free up space in Area buildings;
Work to identify co-location opportunities with
ES 5 Police Houses Existing policy to dispose of these properties
as they become vacant will be enforced-final
ES 6 Capacity issues at HQ Awaiting outcome of Transforming Business
Accommodation for Services and Middle office programmes.
Covert Policing Unit Feasibility study by BAM re conversion of
garage and accommodation block at
Parking Spaces at HQ Implementation of Green Travel Plan.
ES 7 Impact of efficiency Regular liaison between Estates and Facilities
programmes management and Programme teams.
ES 8 FMIT accommodation Business case developed for centralised
accommodation, to be considered as part of
review of accommodation following back office
and middle office reviews.
ES 9 Delivery of Tactical Project management in place with regular
training Centre and Safe reports to Authority on progress.
Centre against project
plan and to budget.
ES 10 Change in Air Support Business case being prepared by Force
Unit requirements to operations for consideration by Chief Officers.
Appendix A - Property Types and Functions
No Facility Function Location Minimal Desired Features
1 Police HQ , Clemonds Hey , To provide accommodation for Oakmere Road, Winsford Cellular offices, open plan offices, conference rooms, call
Winsford support functions, call handling centre, major incident facility, armoury, training rooms,
management, vehicle vehicle maintenance unit, accommodation, parking and
maintenance and training restaurant.
2 Area bases To provide accommodation for Three in north, 2 in East and 2 Open plan non-specialist building where possible. Offices, Silver
area command teams and in West. Command, conference rooms, incident rooms, interview rooms,
supporting functions and supporting facilities and parking. Area set aside for eating and
policing units best delivered at relaxation.
3 Neighbourhood Policing To provide accommodation for In local police stations where Open plan non-specialist building where possible, with
Teams bases the larger Neighbourhood best placed to control appropriate offices and parking facilities. Area set aside for staff
Policing Teams. Neighbourhood policing area. eating and relaxation. Reception facilities should be bright and
Based in each Area: friendly while sufficiently robust to withstand damage and provide
13 in West, 15 in East and 9 in protection to staff. Must meet legislation requirements for people
Northern Area. with disabilities.
4 Public Reception Facilities To provide friendly, convenient In town centres and other Reception facilities should be bright and friendly while sufficiently
'One Stop Shops' places for the public to conduct locations convenient for the robust to withstand damage and provide protection to staff. Must
business with Cheshire Police. public. Where possible, meet legislation requirements for people with disabilities.
reception facilities should be
co-located with other
partnership facilities and / or
authorities to provide resilience
and efficient building use.
5 Major Incident Rooms (MIR) To provide specialist suites Four MIR's to cover Cheshire At least one major incident room with supporting facilities and
from which to control major Police area, at HQ and in parking at each location. .
incidents and investigations. north, east and west,
conveniently located for major
6 Investigation Facilities To provide facilities which No formal location exists. Space remains variable dependant upon need. Demand is
enable the secure storage of Occupation has been on an 'ad therefore for open plan space capable of some secure division.
volumes of data during hoc' basis.
investigations in operation
together with general office
7 Witness Suites inc Safe To provide secure Witness Suites historically Interview rooms. Doctor's surgery/room. Comfortable domestic
centre accommodation for vulnerable located around Cheshire. style facilities for witnesses.
witnesses and in terms of
sexual assault, meeting latest
Home Office guidance.
8 Motorway Policing Bases To provide base from which Convenient locations adjacent Offices and parking with some storage and temporary parking for
the motorway policing function to the motorway network. large commercial vehicles. Area set aside for staff changing,
can operate effectively. eating and relaxation.
9 Custody Suites To provide for detainee Middlewich, Blacon and Specialist centres to meet statutory requirements.
management and custody Runcorn.
10 Criminal Justice To provide combined Criminal Currently located in Chester. Open plan office and supporting facilities. Co-located with other
Justice Department and Crown Crewe and Warrington. functions where possible.
Prosecution Service offices in
accordance with Glidewell
11 Departmental Offices To provide offices and facilities Some departments need to be Open plan office and supporting facilities. Co-located with other
to allow departments to at headquarters. Some functions where possible.
operate effectively specialist security elements
required within HQ facilities.
12 Mast Sites To support police radio Strategic hill top sites and As required.
communications other locations throughout
13 Training Facilities Residential training and Clemonds Hey and Padgate Meeting rooms and class rooms for conference and training
conference centre based Campus. purposes. Supporting facilities, accommodation and restaurant.
14 Tactical Training Centre Provision of firearms and Clemonds Hey Firing Range, public order arena
public order training
16 Dogs Unit Dogs Unit and training Clemonds Hey Offices, veterinary facility, kenneling and training area.
17 Police Houses Residential accommodation for Various forcewide This section of the estate being reduced.
Appendix B - DEVELOPMENT CONTROL PLAN 2009-2011
Positives Negatives Alternative
Modern purpose built
Affordability may be
facility. Flexibility and PFI provided facility -
Headquarters, Clemonds Hey, Winsford an issue for future None
expandability built retain
into original design.
Modern facilities, investment required
Police Dog Unit, Headquarters located adjacent to to correct 'snags' Retain None
HQ (included in estates
Convenient Not ideal location for Feasibility of creating
Air Support Unit, Hawarden certificated airport helicopter-fuel base at HQ being Rear of HQ site
with most facilities. consumption etc examined
Modern purpose built One of Authority’s
Area HQ, Blacon, Chester premises completed least energy efficient Retain. None
in August 2004. buildings
Building image is not
Large building Retain in short term but
Area support and Northwich Neighbourhood Policing particularly good
recently partly sale is medium - long None
Team, Northwich either in condition or
modernised. term aim.
Retain and consider
Fairly recent purpose possibility of some
built police station on Already showing extension on to land at
large (1 acre site). signs of age in the rear to
Police Station, Collingham Way, Winsford None
Design is traditionally design. Too celluar accommodate NPU
styled and quite for latest needs. needs. Alternatively sell
pleasing. the surplus land to
Long term options
to redevelop, co-
locate with Vale
Freehold owned small Ageing facility with Retain for period but
Police Station, Ship Street, Frodsham Royal at Castle
unit poor image. consider alternatives
Park or purchase
Retain only if no
Inappropriate Use Area HQ or
Blacon Neighbourhood Policing Team Police Station, 2 Location good for alternative or use of
residential other purpose built
Cairns Crescent, Blacon NPT Area HQ impossible to
Retain only if no
Use Area HQ or
Inappropriate alternative or use of
Police Offices, Cairns Crescent, Blacon Location other purpose built
residential extension. Area HQ impossible to
Inappropriate Safe Centre,
Sell when Safe Centre
Rape suite, 18 Melbourne Road, Blacon Location residential Leighton Hospital
Retain as part of CJS
Modern office thus restricted. Cost
Criminal Justice Offices, Windsor House, Pepper linkage but remain
accommodation. Co- of rental and capital None
Street, Chester responsive to change
location with CPS. expenditure at end of
from end users.
term for dilapidations.
Central location Leasehold building
alongside other Local thus use and change
Chester Inner Neighbourhood Policing Team - Police
Authority services. restricted. NPT Retain None
Station – Chester Town Hall
Image reflects nature expanding, creating
of historic city. space problems.
Cellular in nature and
quality building. Well
Police Station, 4 Stanney Lane, Ellesmere Port inefficient in space Retain None
located on edge of
Well located in centre
of Chester Rural
Dragon Hall, Whitchurch Road, Chowley, Tattenhall NPU. Recent Leased building Retain None
Retain or dispose if a
Reasonably effective with very limited
Police Offices, 4 School Lane, Mickle Trafford new Western Rural None
base is considered.
built space to police
requirements in 2004.
Neston Town Hall In middle of large Retain None
not make the building
rural community area
in Cheshire and
shares use with other
Modern purpose built
Custody Suite Blacon Avenue, Chester Retain None
, Tarvin Sale-2024
, Ellesmere Port Currently for sale
, Hartford Sale-2018
, Barnton Sale-2010
, Tattenhall Sale-2017
, Upton, Chester Sale-2013
Building is Grade 2*
cellular in internal Sale to Local
design with elements Sale for alternative use Authority and
Central location, large
Area HQ, Arpley Street, Warrington of buildings dating e.g. hotel, conferencing relocate to new
site and building.
from numerous or residential. Northern Area
periods. NPU teams base.
have grown, creating
issues with space
thus restricted. Cost
providing a location
of rental and capital
for critical back up of
expenditure at end of
call handling facility Consider relocation
term for dilapidations.
and as Northern area of facility to any
Charles Stewart House, Museum Street, Warrington Open plan building Retain
silver command. Also new Area base set
houses Criminal up.
Justice Unit and
Issues with heating
and ventilation of this
Area support and police station, Shopping City, building lacking
Town centre location Retain medium term location options
Runcorn image and significant
with local authority.
Urban centre location
Ageing building with
(fenestration) already Pursue option with
development. Prime Halton Council have
beginning to fail. High Council and
Police Station, Milton Road, Widnes location direct onto expressed an interest to
degree of cellular consider co-location
major road network. purchase this site.
Large amounts of
which does not lend
space in buildings on
itself to efficient use.
Retain unless adjoining
premises reach suitable
conversion in leased
Risley Police Station, 4 Delenty Drive, Warrington Location development value and Review alternatives
relocate. Possibility of
Consider sale and opportunities for co-
Sankey Police Station, 382 Liverpool Road, Sankey Location residential in style.
relocation location with local
Old listed building
Community based (Grade 2*), highly
Consider sale and opportunities for co-
Police Station, 1 Grappenhall Road, Stockton Heath facility in reasonable cellular in nature and
relocation. location with local
condition for age. with potential long
term repaire liability.
Inappropriate Consider sale and opportunities for co-
Police Station, Danebank Road, Lymm Location
residential conversion relocation. location with local
Location, large site Inappropriate
Police Offices, 320-324 Manchester Road, Woolston, with potential for residential conversion Sell when Safe Centre
rape suite redevelopment as and inefficient use of opens.
larger NPT base. site area
Premises are past
their design life and
Police Post, M62 Motorway, Burtonwood Location and site. Retain None
building is now of
Modern purpose built
Custody Suite, Manor Park, Runcorn Retain None
, Lymm Sale-2024
Large space volumes
framed building on
large, well located
town centre site. Consider co-
Building is full to
Area HQ, Civic Centre, Crewe Possibility of town Retain location
centre being opportunities.
developed in next 5 -
10 years but
uncertainty in respect
of effect on police
Large space volumes
reasonably modern Complicated building
framed building on on small, sloping site.
Police Station, Brunswick Street, Macclesfield Retain location
large, well located Building is highly
town centre site. cellular in nature.
Purpose built police Already showing
Retain and consider
station on restricted signs of age in
possibility of some
Police Station, Hawthorn Road, Wilmslow site. Design is construction and None required
traditionally styled design. Too cellular
and quite pleasing. for latest needs.
Reasonably large Old building, highly
property located on cellular in nature and
Police Station, Toft Road, Knutsford Retain. None
central site adjoining with potential long
court premises. term repairing liability.
Large space volumes Building is reaching
package with Primary
available in point at which
Care Trust and Council Explore joint
reasonably modern services and systems
being discussed. development
Police Station, Congleton framed building on as well as elements
Relocate NPU to options with
large, well located of building fabric
appropriate premises in partners.
town centre site. Also reach the end of their
town centre and back
houses tape library. operational life.
Poor image as old Safe Centre,
Sell when Safe Centre
Police Station, 33 Crewe Road, Alsager Location building and Leighton Hospital
residential in nature. Site.
Location. Former Retain but consider
police house and sale and move to more
Does not reflect
Police Offices, Chester Road, Holmes Chapel office with spare land appropriate premises - None
capable of releasing reasonable
Police Station, Middlewich Road, Sandbach police station, Very cellular in layout. Retain None
Purpose built single
story police station on Repairing liability of
Police Station, Queen Street, Middlewich Retain None
large site. Recently flat roof.
Small urban station,
limited in size and
Ageing property with Retain but with
portrays a reasonable
Police Station, Beam Street, Nantwich limitations on refurbishment / None
image of force.
expansion. extension if possible.
Adjacent large public
Location appropriate location
Police Station, London Road North, Poynton conversion. Possible sale
to use. opportunities with
housing NPU staff.
Police Offices, Oak Road, Chelford residential Retain None
Location and size
appropriate to use.
Police Offices, 46 Eastern Road, Willaston residential Retain None
Premises are past
their design life and Demolish and
Police Post, M6 Motorway Post Location and site None
building is now of reconstruct
None, unless Area
Retain - licenced Health Authority
Ideally located for limited amendment.
Police Offices, West End, Crewe building only via Health offers more
purpose. On license from Area
Modern purpose built
Custody Suite Middlewich Retain None
, Macclesfield Sale-2011
, Prestbury Sale-2011
Sale-currently used as
, Worleston Sale-2014