PLANS to relocate the police divisional headquarters in Wrexham are a step closer after North Wales Police secured land on Llay industrial estate for a new building.
Plans are also in the pipeline to secure a new town centre station.
The current divisional headquarters on the Bodhyfryd site in Wrexham were built in the 1970’s.
Chief Constable Mark Polin said: “In 2011 we carried out a full review of our estate and it was highlighted that Wrexham police station was no longer fit for purpose. Due to the age of the building and the custody suite falling short of the requirements of a modern custody facility, simply upgrading or renewing individual parts of the building is not an option and there is urgent need for change.
“We have been working closely with Wrexham Council and local agents to find suitable land in the Wrexham area to build new policing facilities.
“We will be building a brand new custody suite and administration offices on a recently purchased piece of land at Llay industrial estate opposite the well-established Sharp factory. This custody suite will be ideally located to service Flintshire and Wrexham counties and will allow North Wales Police to meet the demands of a modern police environment.”
In addition North Wales Police will open a new police station in the town centre. The new facility will enable the Wrexham policing team including response, police community support officers, the neighbourhood team and a front counter service for the public to remain in the town centre.
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