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New police Operations Centre at Bamfurlong

Alert message sent 06/03/2020 11:20:00

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Exciting plans to completely renovate and redevelop Gloucestershire Constabulary’s Bamfurlong Operations Centre are a step closer to becoming a reality.


A preliminary and indicative image of how the main replacement operational policing building could look, subject to change as the design evolves.

What is Bamfurlong?

Bamfurlong is home to response teams, dogs and firearms officers, and collision investigators, is well-located close to Junction 11 of the M5. But, as a building constructed in the 1970s, it is in urgent need of modernisation to best meet the operational needs of the Force.

What will change at Bamfurlong?

Following a meeting of the Police and Crime Commissioner’s Governance Board on Monday 17 February 2020, it was decided that the plans could progress to the next stage of development, known as the Full Business Case. It is at this meeting, which will take place later in 2020, where the plans could be fully approved and signed off, subject to financial scrutiny.

Gloucestershire’s Police and Crime Commissioner, Martin Surl promised to look into the viability of redeveloping the site in his Police and Crime Plan to ensure that future generations of Gloucestershire residents are “safe and serviced by a good and well-resourced police service.” The development also supports Mr Surl’s commitment to ‘A Green and Pleasant County’ by redeveloping an old site within the Constabulary estate.

The new Operations Centre will help ensure that Gloucestershire Constabulary delivers an enhanced service to local communities as it keeps them safe from harm. It will enable the Force to meet the OPCC’s commitment to providing an effective estate and the Government’s expectation that we will make relevant infrastructure improvements needed to recruit officers as part of its national uplift programme.

For more information
Read the full news article on the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner website.
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Melissa Hamblett (OPCC, Communications and Engagement, Gloucestershire)

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