Barrow police station contract awarded

Thomas Armstrong Construction has won an £8m contract from the Police & Crime Commissioner for Cumbria to build a police station in Barrow-in-Furness.

The 26-month design-and-build contract is for a new 40,000 sq ft police station incorporating offices for 240 staff, 14-cell custody suite and fleet maintenance garage.

The building will be required to meet high standards of energy efficiency and aspire to a BREEAM 'excellent' standard.

Thomas Armstrong Construction is based in Maryport. The parent group had turnover of £116m in 2012, producing a pre-tax profit of £6.5m.

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