Unsuitable Police Stations (1)

MQT on 2013-05-22
Session date: 
May 22, 2013
Question By: 
Jenny Jones
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


When were the 15 police stations, listed in the Policing and Public Access in London summary as not suitable in the long-term, identified?


Answer for Unsuitable Police Stations (1)

Answer for Unsuitable Police Stations (1)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

A number of police stations are unsuitable for longer term use, either because:

• the buildings cannot easily be adapted to meet operational requirements or • the infrastructure is beyond economic repair or • the size of the building or the site on which is sits cannot be adapted to accommodate future operational teams.

Through the development of the MPS's Neighbourhood Policing model, approved by the MPS in the Spring of 2013, it was identified that, although these locations remain important to supporting operational needs, the buildings are not fit for the purposes of modern policing and adapting the buildings will be costly and disruptive to operational policing.

As such, for the 15 stations identified alternative facilities will be provided in a nearby location, offering the same public access and deployment facilities.