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."