Commissioner says former Police HQ sale will support policing across the County

Friday, 10th August 2018

STAFFORDSHIRE’S Commissioner for Police, Fire and Rescue and Crime, Matthew Ellis, today confirmed the 16-acre former Staffordshire Police headquarters site in Stafford has been officially sold.

Developers, Bellway, have bought the site for £15million, before contributions to affordable housing, community infrastructure and other costs.

The net receipt of £10.3million is almost £3million more than the proposals inherited by Mr Ellis which he scrapped soon after being elected.

Mr Ellis told Tamworth Informed: ‘The news today has taken longer than I hoped, but the issues I found back in 2013 were significant and complex.

‘I wanted a bigger sale price and the right development for the local area.

‘We’ve ended up with an excellent deal for the public purse, a far superior development and more money to support the development of policing across Staffordshire.