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Morgan Sindall hands over Merseyside Police’s new command centre

Morgan Sindall has officially handed over Merseyside Police’s new Operational Command Centre in Speke, Liverpool.

More than 1,200 officers and support staff will be housed at the three-storey £48 million building at Estuary Business Park.

Work will now begin to move all the staff which make up Merseyside Police’s Matrix and Serious and Organised Crime (MSOC) team into the new centre, which is bounded by Speke Hall Avenue and Leeward Drive.

There is also a separate, single-storey building which will provide administration and support services and further smaller buildings including dog kennels, a fuel station and a gatehouse on Leeward Drive which will control access to the 11.4-acre site.

A special ceremony on 5 February saw Morgan Sindall area director Barry Roberts and senior contracts manager Paul Heald officially handover the project.

Roberts says: “It’s exciting to be celebrating the successful completion of this outstanding facility, which will provide a future-fit working environment for these men and women who do such important work across Merseyside.

“This highly sustainable centre will deliver huge efficiencies for the Merseyside force and we’re extremely proud to have delivered this challenging scheme on time and on budget.”