Willmott Dixon to build £18m police station

Pendle Police Station CGI

Willmott Dixon is further enhancing its portfolio of blue light projects with a project to deliver the new £18m Pendle Police Station for Lancashire Constabulary. 

The new facility on Carr Road in Nelson will replace older stations in Colne and Nelson to futureproof police infrastructure in the area and provide officers with a modern environment to keep the community safe. 

The new Pendle Police Station will host policing teams including response and neighbourhood teams and investigations. 

There will also be a front counter, maintaining the service for Pendle as part of Lancashire’s Police and Crime Commissioner’s commitment that every borough will have a police station open to the public. 

Construction work on the three-storey police station, as well as associated multi-storey car park, was procured through Procure Partnerships and it will be operational by autumn 2025. 

This contract follows the announcement last month that Willmott Dixon had been appointed for the £55m project to redevelop the existing headquarters building of Hertfordshire Constabulary in Welwyn Garden City. 

Other recent projects for the emergency services include a new forensics centre for Thames Valley Police, a new fire station and training centre for West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service, as well as new headquarter buildings for Dorset, Humberside and Merseyside Police Forces.

Michael Poole-Sutherland, director for Willmott Dixon in the North, said: “We are proud to play our part in ensuring Lancashire officers have the modern facilities and the very best support to keep the people of Pendle safe. 

“We also want to leave a legacy beyond bricks and mortar and will be supporting the Lancashire economy by using local businesses and creating local employment opportunities whenever possible during construction.”

Andrew Snowden, police and crime commissioner for Lancashire, said the new facility is part of a wider investment in policing infrastructure across the Lancashire region. 

“This latest development will ensure that the Pendle district is well-equipped to deal with the challenges of modern policing and will provide a vital resource for local officers in the years to come,” he added. 


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