See Nottinghamshire’s new joint police and fire headquarters from drone

Newly released drone footage shows the progress of Nottinghamshire’s new joint police and fire headquarters.

By Shelley Marriott
Wednesday, 14th April 2021, 2:16 pm
Nottinghamshire’s new joint police and fire headquarters
Nottinghamshire’s new joint police and fire headquarters

The new £18.5 million joint headquarters building is being constructed on land behind the existing Nottinghamshire Police headquarters at Sherwood Lodge, Arnold.

The aerial footage shows how a new three-storey building is being complemented by a range of other improvements across the site.

Beeston-based contractors Henry Brothers Midlands, who were chosen after a competitive tendering process, started work on site in mid-July by completing extensive levelling and compacting work and have now completed most of the main structural work on the new build.

Once completed it will contain shared office space for Nottinghamshire Police and Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service, a new police-control room, a sports hall, gymnasium and canteen.

Work is progressing on time and on budget and the first staff are expected to move into the new facility in January 2022.

Superintendent Paul Winter, who is leading on the project for Nottinghamshire Police, said: “As this new footage shows this really is a vast project. From the new access road, that now circles the site to the hundreds of new parking spaces, the new joint campus is really starting to take shape.

“It really is a testament to the skill and professionalism of all involved that – despite the ongoing pandemic – we remain on schedule to open in January.

“However this new project really is about more than just building work; it is the next step in a far longer-journey of collaboration projects between the two services.

"We already share several premises and other key resources – including the drone that we used to film this footage.

“Both organisations are committed to keeping our communities safe and I am excited about the role this new headquarters will play in that collective ambition.”

Damien West, area manager at Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service, said: “This new footage highlights the amazing work being undertaken at Sherwood Lodge to accommodate our new Joint Headquarters.

"This exciting new phase in our service’s history is fast approaching and it is great to see the building developing so well."