22/05/2013

Hampshire Police To Sell Unused £11m Headquarters

An £11 million police headquarters, which has never been used in the five years since it was built, is to be sold.

Alpha Park will be sold by Hampshire constabulary as it cannot afford to develop the site, the Guardian has reported.

The site in Eastleigh was bought for £9.6m in 2008 and the force has since spent £1.836m on upkeep, security and other costs.

It is understood that the force was warned in 2010 that it could not afford the cost of refurbishing the site, estimated to possible cost some £40m.

Alongside this Hampshire police will also sell its current headquarters and move into a smaller building in the city.

It is understood this is being done to try and cope with government funding cuts of 20% until 2015.

(MH/CD)


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