Thursday, 8 October 2015

Opening of Barrow New Police Station

The new Barrow Police Station on Andrews Way off Phoenix Road will become the operational policing base and front counter facilities from Saturday 10th October.

The state-of-the-art facility has been built maximising the latest technology such as sustainable low energy development providing high levels of thermal comfort within a small range of temperatures.

The new Barrow Police Station will host the following;

  • 230 officers, 20 PCSOs and 40 police staff
  • Integrated custody facilities including 18 cells
  • Front Desk open to the public 7 days a week
  • The new facilities cost £8.6million to construct
Police and Crime Commissioner, Richard Rhodes said “I am delighted that the new Police Station in Barrow will be operational and the front counter facilities to the public from the 10th October. 

“The state-of-the-art facilities are a real boost to policing services in Barrow and will support officers and PCSO's in providing frontline policing to the community.

“I am pleased that during the building stage that local businesses have benefited from the significant investment and that we now have a building that is future proofed to meet the needs of the local community and the changing nature of policing.” 

Cumbria Constabulary, Chief Constable Jerry Graham said “The new station is very impressive and the Constabulary is very much looking forward to moving in and operating from there. 

“The fantastic new facilities will provide officers and staff with a base which is fit for purpose and will further enhance the service we provide to the public.” 
Superintendent Rob O’Connor said “We are excited to start working from the new station, and begin using the state of the art facilities. From Saturday, the front desk will be open to the public seven days a week from 8am to 8pm. A  Police Desk will also be available at The Forum, Duke Street,  Barrow on a weekday basis from 10am to 1pm.

“Ulverston will continue to receive a prompt and efficient police response, and there will be a community base in Ulverston, which will be used by community officers and PCSOs, at the Ulverston Business Centre on New Market Street. There will also be a Police Desk from Monday to Friday, between 9am and 1pm, at Coronation Hall Box Office, where members of the public can speak to police staff about any concerns or queries.” 

David Atkinson, Managing Director, Thomas Armstrong (Construction) Ltd. said “As a Cumbrian company Thomas Armstrong (Construction) Ltd. are proud to have constructed the new Barrow police station delivering a quality building of iconic design. The completed development is a credit to the many local organisations involved in the project.” 

The building has made use of the following:

  • Solar shading
  • Passive ventilation
  • Thermal mass heating
  • Combined heat and power
  • Photovoltaic cells for electricity generation
  • Low maintenance
  • Use of renewable and natural materials
  • Light weight steel roof
  • Landscaping of site to include parking, road access, perimeter lighting, CCTV, soft landscaping together with staff social areas.

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