Wisbech police station is undergoing £500,000 refurbishment
Work is well under-way on a £500,000 project to improve a town’s police station.
The scheme, which aims to make Wisbech police station fit for purpose, was among the first major investments signed off by recently elected Cambridgeshire police and crime commissioner Darryl Preston.
The modernisation works are likely to take until the end of this September to be completed and involves refurbishment of the staff offices.
The two parts of the building are to be physically separated by a wall which is being built between the police station side and the disused courthouse.
While the work is under-way the adjoining former court house building is being used as a temporary police station.
Mr Preston said: “ “I can confirm that building works started on Tuesday 1st June to refurbish Wisbech Police Station. This investment, worth £500k, shows my commitment to keeping the residents of Wisbech and the surrounding area safe with a modern and local police station that is fit for purpose.
“With record numbers of warranted officers currently being recruited, the extended station will house new neighbourhood officers joining the Constabulary and give them the resources to respond to the challenges of modern day policing.
“While the work is ongoing, the neighbouring and disused Court House will be used as a temporary Police Station.
“The works are expected to run through until the end of September 2021 and will be project managed by local builder, Ingleton Wood.”