Yesterday, Tuesday 24th July, the brand new Community Safety Hub was handed over to Police and Crime Commissioner Barry Coppinger and Chief Constable Mike Veale by Esh Construction after 19 months of ground breaking work.
Esh Construction as part of the project has provided over £5 million pounds spend to local contractors within 30 miles of Teesside after being named the build partner for the flagship hub in 2016. The building is now occupied by Cleveland Police officers and staff, staff from the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner and partner agencies.
Local suppliers have been used to support the construction of the hub to provide a cost-effective and cutting-edge home for modern-day specialist policing.
Police and Crime Commissioner Barry Coppinger said: “Our 21st Century Hub is now complete, the feedback from staff has been extremely positive and with improvements in technology enables us to deliver excellent policing services.
“Esh Construction has been fantastic to work with and they have ensured that communities in Teesside have benefited from this project by investing in local businesses and schools as part of the innovative build.
“Providing the Community Safety Hub was part of my Police and Crime Plan as investing in policing is one of my priorities, as is giving back to our local communities and I believe we have been successful in achieving this.”
Cleveland Police Chief Constable Mike Veale said: “I am delighted that the Community Safety Hub is now complete and that we as a Force have a fantastic base for our staff and officers to work from to ensure that our communities are safe.
“Partnering with Esh Construction has allowed us to create a modern and innovative build which is a legacy for future generations and will benefit communities across Teesside for years to come.
“As a Force we are committed to providing the very best service we can and with our new technology I am positive that we can progress to becoming one of the top performing Forces in the country.”
Paul Redman, Divisional Director at Esh Construction, said: “Esh Construction are incredibly proud to have worked on the Cleveland Community Safety Hub, giving policing and community safety specialists a state-of-the-art flagship building to tackle complex issues.
“The Community Safety Hub is a significant investment for the future, throughout the development, we’ve made sure that the work carried out is economically and socially important to the Cleveland area. As well as the fact that the build will bring investment and jobs to the area around Hemlington, we also invested around 100 tonnes of Teesside steel to give a boost to the beleaguered steel industry, and looked to boost local skills through site visits and work experience opportunities on the site.
“We look forward to hearing how Cleveland Police’s staff and officers begin to make use of the Hub.”
Posted on Wednesday 25th July 2018