Surrey Police has been working on a strategic property review over the past three years. The focus of the review is to provide capital receipts and revenue savings to support Surrey Police’s expansion which will see the recruitment of up to 200 new constables, reflecting the changing face of policing.
Peter Williams, Chairman of Surrey Police Authority, commented: "As part of a wider reorganisation of the force, which aims to release funds for up to 200 new constables, we are working to replace many of our stations and offices with more cost-effective alternatives. We have undertaken significant consultation with local residents and are identifying new arrangements that will meet the needs of residents and the police for the long-term.”
Planning is underway for neighbourhood police teams to be based in busy locations within local communities such as shopping centres, and to co-locate and share buildings with local authorities and partner organisations. Bruton Knowles have been working with Surrey Police Authority throughout the process, identifying potential development opportunities and scope for asset realisation.