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MERSEYSIDE Police and Crime Commissioner Jane Kennedy has signed a contract that gives the go-ahead to the development of the area’s new joint Police and Fire Command and Control Centre.
The centre will be based at the fire and rescue headquarters in Bridle Road, Bootle and will be a mixture of new build and refurbishment of the current building.
The co-location of the fire and police control room functions will provide an opportunity to deliver a more efficient and effective service to the public. They will share site infrastructure and facilities with the potential for sharing of technology solutions in the longer term.
When planning permission is granted building work will be undertaken at the site and this will bring benefits to the local area.
The contractor for the site, Kier Construction, will be recruiting apprentices from the local area and also targeting local contractors to work on the site.
Ms Kennedy said: “This collaboration will not only provide a more efficient service to the Merseyside community but it will also be a more cost-effective way of meeting ongoing service delivery needs in what are very challenging financial times.”