Plans approved for police station in Barrow

  • 15 April 2012
  • From the section Cumbria

Up to £8.5m is to be spent building a police station in Barrow, Cumbria.

Cumbria Police Authority has condemned the existing station, in the town's Market Street, as being "below acceptable standards".

The authority has to make £20m in savings by 2014, but said the condition of the Barrow site meant the building of a new station was essential.

Chief Constable Stuart Hyde said the force had to ensure officers and staff had a "safe environment" to work in.

Cumbria Police Authority's chairman Ray Cole added: "This is a considerable amount of money, especially at a time when we are under so much financial pressure.

"However, it has been widely recognised that Barrow police station in its current state is unacceptable."

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