Willmott Dixon has won the £55m task of redeveloping the Hertfordshire Constabulary head offices in Stanborough, Welwyn Garden City. 

The work will involve demolishing 11 of the 1960s-era buildings at the site to make way for a new 9,000 sq m building for more than 600 operational staff that will achieve a BREEAM Excellent for high sustainability standards.

Procured via the SCAPE construction framework, the project also responds to guidance on working methods for policing by providing agile space that addresses both staff wellbeing and working needs. The new building is targeting WELL Platinum certification.

The building, designed by Vincent & Gorbing Associates, will reduce running costs and provide a new home for services including the major crime unit, victim services and the dog unit, along with the senior leadership team and operational support staff.

Stewart Brundell, managing director of Willmott Dixon in North London and Northern Homes Counties said: “We are delighted to be working alongside Hertfordshire Constabulary to deliver their new headquarters. As a proud Hertfordshire-based company, it is fantastic to be starting on site to provide a new facility for our county’s police force.

“This project follows on from our successful delivery of the Bedfordshire Police’s new custody suite. The new HQ will provide Hertfordshire Constabulary’s people with a sustainable, flexible working environment which can be utilised for police and community groups as well.”

Mark Robinson, group chief executive at the SCAPE group, added: “The redevelopment of the headquarters of Hertfordshire Constabulary will provide a considerable boost to policing services in the area, bringing positive change and benefits to the local community. Through our close-working relationship with Willmott Dixon, we are dedicated to providing efficiency and cost savings throughout the project, alongside delivering social value for the public.”

Completion of the building is expected by Summer 2026.

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