Durham Police and Crime Commissioner Joy Allen has announced a preferred company to build Durham Constabulary’s new investigative hub near Spennymoor.
Following a lengthy public consultation and tendering exercise she has confirmed that Tilbury Douglas are the selected contractor to construct the new 48 cell investigative hub at Durham Gate, near Spennymoor.
Mrs Allen said: “This represents the largest investment ever undertaken by my office and the Constabulary.
“The successful company will provide a significant amount of social value within this project with Durham leading the way in this area.
“This includes money being spent with local businesses, employment for local people,and apprenticeships created.
“It will also support the sustainability agenda. I am pleased that Durham County Council were supportive in this project through the planning process.”
Chief Constable Jo Farrell said: “I am pleased that the Police and Crime Commissioner has taken this decision as it will improve our operation response to investigating crime, ensure the safe detention of individuals, improve working conditions for officers and staff, and will also lead to efficiencies which will be reinvested back into frontline policing.”
The build project is due to commence in January 2022 and be completed in the spring of 2023.
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