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Wates takes £40m Hammersmith police station refurb

31 May 16 Wates Construction has been selected to deliver the £40m redevelopment of the Metropolitan Police’s Hammersmith police station.

Hammersmith police station, as it is now
Hammersmith police station, as it is now

The project, designed by RSP Architects, will see the 1930s Grade II listed building on Shepherd’s Bush Road get a full refurbishment over six storeys.

Work will also include the construction of an adjoining new-build custody facility with 30 cells and flexible office space. There will also be basement car parking and stables for Mounted Branch with providing 18 loose boxes. Subject to planning, building work is expected to start in November 2016 and complete before the end of 2018.

Wates was appointed to the project via the Southern Construction Framework.

The new development will be operated by the Metropolitan Police Service and will neighbour Development Securities’ Hammersmith Grove office buildings in the centre of Hammersmith, which were also built by Wates.

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The redevelopment of Hammersmith police station is part of a wider reorganisation of policing in west London that includes closure of Fulham police station. The reorganisation is expected to reduce police running costs by £400,000 a year.  

Met Police estates director Roger Harding said: "Hammersmith Police Station is an important site for the MPS, but its current configuration fails to provide a modern policing facility and is in need of significant investment.

"Working with Wates, who have a track record on refurbishing and expanding our police stations and custody centres, we will significantly enhance Hammersmith Police Station by making it a more modern, secure facility with an efficient use of space to allow for flexible working, whilst reduce the running costs of the estate so that, money can be re-directed into front-line policing.”

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