Two of North East Lincolnshire's police stations go on the market
Immingham Police Station, over 100 years old, on the market (Image: Grimsby Live)
By Grimsby Telegraph | Posted: 13 Nov 2018
Two police stations in North East Lincolnshire have gone on the market - but the future of Cleethorpes' station still uncertain.
Humberside's Police and Crime Commissioner, Keith Hunter has put four of the Force's police stations on the market and two of them are in North East Lincolnshire.
Immingham police station on Humberville Road and Laceby Road, Grimsby are up for sale with estate agents Clark Weightman.
The Immingham station has been empty for two years after officers moved to the hub in town's The Civic Centre.
The station underwent a £500,000 refurbishment in 2008, when the then Chief Constable Tim Hollis presided over the opening.
The station celebrated its centenary in 2011 when a plaque was unveiled by Immingham mayor, Councillor Neil Castle.
Not even 10 years old, Laceby Road police station was opened in 2009 by Mp Austin Mitchell but vacated in 2015 when neighbourhood policing teams were restructured to work from Cromwell Road and Victoria Street stations. Neighbourhood officers now use the nearby Centre 4 Community Hub for drop-ins and surgeries.
Laceby Road Police Station, Grimsby, under 10 years old and on the market (Image: Grimsby Live)
But no decision has been made about what will happen to Cleethorpes Police Station on Princes Road, when officers move to the annexe at The Knoll, on Cleethorpes Alexandra Road. That move had been expected to be completed before the end of the year.
The closure of the Princes Road station is now expected in the spring.
Police and Crime Commissioner Keith Hunter has agreed to the sales and said: "The consolidation and modernisation of the Humberside Police estate has led to these buildings no longer being required by the force.
Cleethorpes Police Station Princes Road, Cleethorpes earmarked for closure (Image: Abby Ruston)
I made a commitment that no police station would close where there was already an operating base for officers and this remains the case. These buildings have not been used as operational bases for over two years or longer and the proceeds from the sales will be put back into the capital budget at a time when funds are very much needed to improve the force’s infrastructure and deliver an estate more suited to modern policing.”
The sales are being handled by Commercial Property Consultants Clark Weightman.
Director Carl Bradley said: “Each property offers a good standard of accommodation with parking and, subject to any necessary planning consents, would be suitable for office use for a future occupier. From past experience when former police buildings have been offered for sale they have generated good levels of interest within the property market and we expect similar levels of enquiries this time round.”
Details of the sales can be viewed at www.clarkweightman.co.uk