Police hope the new building will provide a modern, flexible working environment as well as enabling Officers to train for real life situations with more realism than before. The new building will have a community facility to help connect it to the communities it serves.
The ground breaking ceremony took place on Friday, 27th July and was attended by local residents along with Chief Constable Sir Norman Bettison, other senior Police Officers, Councillor Mark Burns-Williamson OBE Chair of the West Yorkshire Police Authority, and Vice Chair Councillor Les Carter.
A consortium led by Interserve, the international support services and construction group, and Equitix, the infrastructure investor and developer, will design, build, finance and service the three Facilities. Funding will be provided by Aviva Public Private Finance Limited.
Sir Norman Bettison, Chief Constable of West Yorkshire Police, said:
“We are pleased that work has officially begun on these new facilities. It will put West Yorkshire Police at the forefront of modern policing and enable the Force to provide the best possible service to the communities of West Yorkshire.”