The sale of Ladgate Lane HQ and the recently re-designed new Community Safety Hub has created a requirement to relocate a number of services.
This is in order to make best use of existing resources and provide value for money. Services currently based at Ladgate Lane Police HQ and not transferring to the Community Safety Hub include:
- Professional Standards
- Digital Imaging
- ICT (limited space allocated within CSH)
- Specialist Support and Football Operations Unit
- Cold Case review teams
- Legal archive store.
However, Cleveland Police has insufficient suitable accommodation to accommodate all the above services.
The biggest challenge is to find a location for training, which has three separate functions. These are currently based at Ladgate Lane HQ (Classrooms); Kirkleatham HQ (new recruit training) and leased premises (Personal Safety Training (PST).
Cleveland Fire Brigade will vacate their Learning and Development Centre (LDC,) in Grangetown, in July 2017. The brigade has offered the use of these premises to Cleveland Police on a rent-free basis.
This provides an opportunity for Cleveland Police to consolidate its three training functions into a single location.
The agreement is based on Cleveland Fire Brigade continuing to own the premises with Cleveland Police taking responsibility for the building’s management and maintenance.
Based on current usage, the LDC running costs are estimated at £144,000 per annum. The non- payment of rent for use of the LDC will generate savings. Based on current market rates, savings are estimated to be in the region of £300,000 per annum.