Police and Crime Commissioner John Dwyer has confirmed the purchase of land on Mill Farm Drive, off David Whitby Way, with the intent to build a new base for Crewe’s policing team.
Officers and staff will move from the station on Crewe Street (Shown Below) when a new base becomes operational, however Cheshire Constabulary will still maintain a police hub in the town centre that has the same public-facing services as the current station.
The purchase of land for a more modern police station follows the Commissioner’s commitment in his Police and Crime Plan to modernise the police service.
The new fit-for-purpose station will be more operationally efficient, and greater environmental efficiency will enable the Constabulary to save money on energy that can be reinvested back into local policing.
Overall, staff and officers will be better able to meet the needs of the communities they serve, in line with the Estates Strategy which the Commissioner shares with the Constabulary.
Police and Crime Commissioner for Cheshire, John Dwyer said:“I’m excited to share the news that we are one step closer to delivering a new and modern police base for Crewe and the surrounding areas, while still ensuring that local residents keep the town centre service and presence they expect.
When I took office I realised just how much the current police estate needs updating so it better serves Cheshire residents, and I made modernising the service a priority in my Police and Crime Plan.
That goes hand-in-hand with ensuring a visible and responsive service, and now residents in Crewe, Nantwich and the surrounding villages will have another police station to ensure this continues to be the case.
I look forward to seeing the plans develop and I will work with the Constabulary to get this project over the line for the benefit of our communities.”
Chief Constable Mark Roberts said:“I welcome the commitment from the Commissioner to fund a new station in this fantastic location. Our communities in Crewe and Nantwich will benefit greatly and I look forward to seeing the new building taking shape.
“The current station is no longer fit for purpose, and the spot the new station will be in will make it easier for officers to respond to those who need us across both Crewe and Nantwich, as its strategic location gives us excellent access to the road network.