THE POLICE and fire service have come together to mark the final beam being placed into the structure of the new joint blue light hub in Redditch.
The fit-for-purpose police and fire hub, due to officially open in 2024, will bring together West Mercia Police and Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service (HWFRS) under one roof, allowing them to work more closely together and ensure communities receive the highest level of service.
Speaking to representatives from West Mercia Police and HWFRS, Chief Constable Pippa Mills said she was pleased to be celebrating the ‘major milestone’.
“This new building will give the people of Redditch, including our officers, staff and volunteers, a station that is fully fit for modern community policing.
“The vastly improved facilities will better support the work we do to keep the people in the town and its surrounding areas safe from harm.”
Chief Fire Officer Jon Pryce added he was delighted on the progress made on the new police and fire station.
“Our continued collaboration with West Mercia Police will provide the community of Redditch with a new fire station which meets the needs of the modern fire service with facilities which will aid the delivery of our core strategies of delivering high quality Response, Protection and Prevention to our communities,” he said.
“The new building will not only provide vastly improved facilities, it will also be more energy efficient and sustainable for long into the future.”