The construction of the new Community Safety Hub is nearing completion and is due to house staff this summer.
The building, based in Hemlington in Middlesbrough, will accommodate the Force control room, specialist services, Cleveland Police Executive Team and the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner, as well as having meeting space for the public and partners. Up to 350 people will pass through the building on a daily basis.
The first phase of staff moving into the building is expected in early July, with remaining staff moving in a phased approach throughout July and August.
After consultation with internal and external parties, it was decided that the road leading to the Community Safety Hub will be named Cliffland Way, a symbol of the area’s history and heritage.‘Cliffland’ is the old Nordic name for Cleveland.
Work is on-going to install state of the art IT and equipment ready for the arrival of the Force control room and other specialist teams, enabling them to manage major incidents and key policing operations.
A number of local partners, including Middlesbrough Institute for Modern Art (MIMA), Stockton Riverside College and Kirklevington Grange Prison, have supported the creation of innovative artwork and furniture to be used in the building.
The public have submitted almost 150 images to the PCC’s photography competition to find photographs capturing the spirit and beauty of the Cleveland area, for display in meeting rooms and the public café.
Police and Crime Commissioner for Cleveland, Barry Coppinger, said: “I’m delighted with the progress that is being made with the Community Safety Hub and very much look forward to moving to the new building.
“We have created an inspiring and motivating space for those who work in the building, and there will also be opportunities for the Hub to be used by local people alongside staff, officers and partner agencies.
“The summer will be a busy time as people begin to move into the new building, but it is a challenge that we are looking forward to.”
Posted on Monday 16th April 2018