Pendle Police station CGI c WD

Pick Everard is working with the contractor. Credit: Willmott Dixon

Willmott Dixon lands £18m blue light work

Pendle police station, to be delivered by the contractor for Lancashire Constabulary on Carr Road in Nelson, is due to be operational by autumn 2025.

The facility will replace older stations in Colne and Nelson with the intention to futureproof police infrastructure in the area. Pick Everard is working with WD.

Pendle station will host policing teams including response and neighbourhood teams, investigations and more.

There will also be a front counter, maintaining the service for Pendle as part of the Lancashire 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.

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.

WD has also secured a new forensics centre for Thames Valley Police, a new fire station and training centre for West Sussex Fire & Rescue, as well as new headquarters buildings for Dorset, Humberside and Merseyside police forces.

Andrew Snowden, police and crime commissioner for Lancashire said: “When I got elected, I was determined to invest in fit for purpose police stations across the county, to make sure policing stays rooted in the communities it serves.

“I made it a priority to get this long-delayed project back on the agenda and I am proud to be securing a state-of-the-art base that will support the fight against crime in Pendle for years to come. The modern site will help tackle crime and protect the public across the Pendle, and also reflects our ongoing commitment to providing officers with the facilities they need to do their jobs effectively.”

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.”

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