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Strathclyde Police HQ plans delayed

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February 17 2012

Strathclyde Police HQ plans delayed
Plans to relocate Strathclyde Police from their crumbling home on Pitt Street to a £40m Cooper Cromar designed edifice in Dalmarnock have been delayed following the decision to amalgamate Scotland’s eight police forces.

That decision will see Strathclyde Police cease to exist as an independent entity, putting in doubt their jurisdiction in signing off any such plans until the new leadership structure is in place.

Justice Secretary Kenny MacAskill said: “We are clear that a final decision on this project should be put on hold until the SPA has been established and can reach its own view on such an important, long-term commitment and on the overall estate needs of the new service."

Superintendent Donna Henderson, of Strathclyde Police, added: "There will need to be a large police building in the west coast of Scotland. What that looks like and where it will be located will be a matter for the new Scottish Police Authority."

A decision on whether to proceed with the scheme will not now be made until April 1, 2013 at the earliest.

4 Comments

E=mc2
#1 Posted by E=mc2 on 17 Feb 2012 at 22:30 PM
Not disappointed this isn't happening.
christopher dinnis
#2 Posted by christopher dinnis on 20 Feb 2012 at 11:31 AM
I am very much against the idea of creating one Police force for Scotland. The Water Board has gone through a similar process and as Professional dealing with this body all I can say it is just a complete disaster as all Local knowledge has been lost and it takes ages to get anything correctly done. I would implore those in the decision process to think again and study other large corporate structures that have followed this route and take note of the failure of the new format. More importantly please speak to the day to day public as this never happens. The surveys supposedly done never carry out accurate surveys as the time and funds supplied for such surveys are totally insufficient and thus a concocted result is produced. Perhaps the old addage is still very true he who pays calls the tune????
E=mc2
#3 Posted by E=mc2 on 20 Feb 2012 at 11:39 AM
Not sure this is the correct forum to rage against the machine....
Bonzo
#4 Posted by Bonzo on 20 Feb 2012 at 17:17 PM
Is this a case of arrested development? Ha! Do you see what I did there? Arrested!

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